Dax Harwood Wanted Top WWE Tag Team To Join FTR In AEW

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Dax Harwood recalled a time when he thought The Usos might be interested in leaving WWE to join FTR in AEW.

When they worked for WWE, the current AEW tag team known as FTR (Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler) was called The Revival. During their WWE run, they were Tag Team Champions in the company’s NXT brand as well as Raw & Smackdown Tag Team Champions.

One of the tag teams that The Revival feuded with in WWE were The Usos – Jimmy & Jey Uso. While The Revival’s three title wins on the main roster came against teams other than The Usos, a lot of fans will remember the rivalry due to some unique moments including some back shaving and an “Ucey Hot” segment.

During a recent episode of the FTR podcast hosted by Dax Harwood about The Usos, he talked about when FTR jumped to AEW in the spring of 2020 and the thought of The Usos potentially going to AEW as well.

“Yeah, I remember when they re-signed, and we were pretty open about the contract statuses and stuff of each team. At that time, we knew what we were going to do, we weren’t going to sign the contract they had offered us for a really good amount of money there, and we were turning it down. They would eventually offer us even more, and that’s the one where I had to start thinking, but we kind of had an idea at that point of what we were going to do.”

“And it was exciting to us before they signed, thinking that maybe they would follow us to what became AEW or whatever. Because if we went to AEW, and AEW had The Young Bucks, had The Usos, and had us, that would have been the three top tag teams in the world being able to finally work together and being able to finally, without any kind of training wheels on we’d be able to go full bore, and it was an exciting time for me.”

Dax Harwood would go on to say that The Usos did what was best for them.

“But they did what’s best for them and their families. And they do owe WWE and Vince [McMahon] at the time they owed them a lot for giving them a chance, and they have absolutely made the most of all the chances they’ve been given.”

Considering The Usos have been WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions since July 2021, are in a main event storyline with The Bloodline and currently have the longest tag team reign in WWE history, they probably made the right move staying where they are.