All Elite Wrestling’s group of FTR (Dax Harwood and Money Wheeler) have gone by means of fairly the profession renaissance in 2022, accumulating quite a few championships alongside the best way, together with the RIng of Honor, IWGP and AAA Tag Staff Titles.
Harwood and Wheeler have been placing on highly-touted matches with the likes of The Briscoes in ROH, in addition to stealing the present on the AEW-New Japan “Forbidden Door” pay-per-view, toppling Roppongi Vice and the United Empire in a Winner Takes All match to assert the IWGP Tag Staff Championship.
That mentioned, the “Dwelling Legends” nonetheless take situation on the subject of being ranked by followers and critics, in addition to on the subject of AEW’s often-critiqued rankings system, as Harwood was apt to level out throughout a September 20 interview on the “Ringer Wrestling Show” podcast: “If we had been fearful about rankings, we might be (AEW) tag group champions proper now. We have been primary since … ceaselessly. For the love of God, Tony (Khan), give us a shot.”
Harwood is not precisely exaggerating on that time; as per AEW’s official rankings, FTR have been ranked as top contenders to the corporate’s Tag Staff Titles going all the way back to April 7 of this year, rating as such following a unbelievable important occasion versus The Younger Bucks on the April 6 episode of “AEW Dynamite,” and have but to obtain a title match.
Harwood is not phased, nevertheless, and does not let the ‘subjectivity’ of the followers or AEW’s rating system lavatory him and Wheeler down on the subject of their work contained in the ring. Fairly, it is the ideas and emotions of their fellow wrestlers and veterans of the business that he focuses on: “The factor is, is that rating and stuff … all that’s subjective and funky, however the win for me is at any time when Bret Hart texts me, or Randy Orton texts me, or Edge, or Arn Anderson … and so they say ‘That was a f*****g basic’ … man, I really like getting accolades, I really like the followers. Caring about us, loving us and rating us excessive, however when my friends and the folks I look as much as give us that reward, that is fairly cool.”
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