Dax Harwood Was Emotional After Hearing “Shatter Machine” At WWE Elimination Chamber
Dax Harwood has revealed that he got emotional hearing the “Shatter Machine” move name during the WWE Elimination Chamber Premium Live Event.
The tag team known as FTR consists of Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler. They signed with AEW in the spring of 2020 after spending six years in WWE. When they appeared on WWE on NXT, Raw and Smackdown, they were known as Scott Dawson (Dax) and Dash Wilder (Cash).
Whether they were known as FTR in AEW or The Revival in WWE, the old-school tag team is highly regarded as one of the best duos in the pro wrestling business during their careers.
This past Saturday at WWE Elimination Chamber, WWE Hall of Famers Edge and his wife Beth Phoenix successfully defeated Finn Balor & Rhea Ripley of The Judgment Day. The conclusion of the match saw “The Grit Couple” use the Shatter Machine double team finisher. That was the name of the move when Harwood & Wheeler used it in WWE while the team calls it the Big Rig now, which is named after their late friend Jon Huber (aka Brodie Lee/Luke Harper).
On a new episode of his FTR podcast, Dax Harwood talked about his friendship with Edge & Beth while adding that he helped Edge (real name Adam Copeland) get back into ring shape.
“Adam has been off for a little while and he just asked me if I would, you know, work with him and help him get back into ring shape, so I did. Those two (Edge and Beth Phoenix) are Hall of Fame talents. I am just lucky that they respect me and Cash enough that they wanted to pay homage to us using that move (The Shatter Machine).”
As he continued, Dax talked about how seeing the Shatter Machine and hearing it spoken by Michael Cole on WWE TV. Harwood made it clear that talking about WWE like this doesn’t necessarily mean anything regarding FTR’s AEW contracts expiring in April, which he has spoke about many times.
“I don’t want to give the wrong impression to fans when I say this, especially with our contracts coming up in April, but hearing the name Shatter Machine, my wife, like when I watched it, and saw it for the first time, the Shatter Machine and those guys hit it. You heard Michael Cole call it.”
“I was watching on my phone and I rewound it. My wife just started filming me. I didn’t know she was filming me, but I said to her, ‘Oh man. I’m oo emotional right now.’ She said, ‘Why are you so emotional? Because they did your finishing move?’ I said, ‘Well, yeah, that’s very respectful, but I’m more emotional that they called it the Shatter Machine because that’s the name that I came up with.'”
Dax Harwood went on to explain that it meant a lot to him that WWE was still calling the move the Shatter Machine move.
“It was emotional to me that we have made a little, small impact on the business that I have loved and cherished and admired for my whole existence, right? We’ve made this little bit of impact where we came up with a move, we named a move, and they’re still calling it that move. That to me is so humbling.”
“We are watching it and hearing it still called the Shatter Machine really made me feel. I’m very lucky that those guys respect us enough to do it. I’m also lucky that that company respects us enough to still call it that because they could have called it whatever they wanted to.”