Dax Harwood Discusses If He Was Surprised By Backstage Controversy Following Podcast Debut

Dax Harwood

Dax Harwood wasn’t surprised whatsoever by the response he got for his recent comments.

Ever since his FTR Podcast launched, Dax Harwood has been getting lots of attention – both positive and negative – from within the wrestling business and from its fans. On the negative side, he received less-than-positive feedback from several sources, including both Road Dogg and Dave Meltzer.

And Harwood’s comments allegedly created this general air of unease in AEW over Harwood’s comments on the CM Punk situation.

Not one to leave matters unresolved, Dax Harwood addressed these concerns on a more recent episode of his podcast. When asked if any of the reactions to his earlier comments surprised him, Harwood said yes.

“We got a response from Road Dogg, and maybe we’ll talk about that one day. He went on his YouTube page and had a response for us. But there were some people that didn’t like a lot of the things I said and that’s okay.

I still have the same love for you that I do for the people that love me, because, man, you’re a wrestling fan and you’re passionate. So I’ve been there and I completely understand where you’re coming from.

But man, more often than not, people loved it. You know, they absolutely loved the podcast, they love the openness. And like I said, on our screener, one thing I will never ever do is I’ll never lie to my fans. Because I think if I lied to them, they could see right through me, or if I think I was sugar coating anything, they’d see right through me.

And I don’t ever want to do that. Bret said that you can never go wrong by telling the truth, you know. In short, maybe exaggerating, or lying could help you and make you feel better. But in the long run, telling the truth is always the way to go. And so I’m going to pride myself on always telling the truth.”

Dax Harwood’s most recent match as of this writing was at Wrestle Kingdom 17 when he and Cash Wheeler lost their IWGP Tag Team Championships to the team of Hirooki Goto and YOSHI-HASHI.