Backstage News On FTR-Bullet Club Gold Outstanding Match On AEW Collision

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There is a new report about what FTR and Bullet Club Gold had planned going into their epic AEW Tag Team Title match on AEW Collision.

The opening match on AEW Collision this past Saturday saw FTR’s Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler defend the AEW Tag Team Titles against Bullet Club Gold’s Jay White & Juice Robinson.

It was set up this way because Jay & Juice beat FTR in a non-title match one week earlier, so the teams decided to up the stakes with the titles on the line in a 2 out of 3 falls match.

They went on to have one of the greatest tag team matches in television history that went just over 58 minutes. Bullet Club Gold got the first fall, FTR came back to get the second fall and Dax Harwood got the win for his team when he made Juice Robinson tap out to the Sharpshooter for the third fall.

It was a fitting end to the match since Dax is a huge Bret Hart fan and they were in Calgary, which is where Bret lives, so using the Sharpshooter (Bret’s finishing move) to win the match was the perfect way to finish it. That finish meant that FTR’s Tag Team TItle reign will continue.

On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer provided some backstage insight into how the two teams put together the match.

“An interesting aspect of this match is that they did not work a lot out before the match. I mean, I’m not saying it’s all called in the ring, but there were things that happened. Juice got there at two [in the afternoon]. The match started at six [at night]. I know that there was a thing of let’s, you know, they started the Collision with the match, six o’clock, whatever it is. Calgary time, I think it was. Whatever it was, they started the match. Well, six was mountain time.”

“They started the match and there was, you know, at the start of the show there was definitely talk. I know that they wanted to get a little bit of time to work it out and start the match later. But I think that because of the nature of it being a two-hour show and you have to do this hour match, they just wanted to start it with it. Really impressive. It would’ve been impressive if they worked the whole match out. It still would’ve been. It was super impressive. But, that was another aspect of the story.”

While talking about the match further, Dave Meltzer also called it the “greatest tag team match on American television” so clearly he loved it as did a lot of people.

H/T WrestlingNewsco