FTR Want To Win The IWGP Tag Titles To Prove They’re The Greatest Team Of All Time
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There’s a reason AEW stars Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood, collectively known as FTR, call themselves “living legends.” They’re the only team in wrestling history that has ever held the WWE RAW, SmackDown, NXT, AEW and AAA tag team championship.
But they’re hungry for more; in an interview with TSN.ca, FTR expressed their interest in completing the collection by winning the gold in New Japan Pro-Wrestling — the prestigious IWGP Tag Team Championship.
“The pandemic, obviously, slowed things down and shut things down for a year and this is the first time where we’ve kinda had the chance to go to Mexico, to go to Japan, if there’s ever a chance there sometime down the line,” said Wheeler. “Now that these Forbidden Doors are open, we want the forbidden borders to open up a little more, too. Mexico is going to be great for us and, hopefully, it’s the first step on a long world trip for us.”
FTR will defend the AAA World Tag Team Championship against the men they won them from, Penta and Fenix, at the promotion’s Triplemania Regia II pay-per-view on December 4, and Wheeler emphasized the duo’s hope that this bout will lead to a tour across the wrestling world as part of their mission to proving that they’re the best of all time.
“That’s just a life-long dream for both of us to do those things like so many of our idols before us and legends before us that have done these things and conquered the world on their own and kind of went from promotion to promotion and built their legacy, match by match and night by night,” Wheeler said. “We say that so much because it means so much to us and it’s something that we’re really passionate about. Mexico, hopefully, that’s the first stop of a very long tour for us.
“Saturday, we’re going to walk out of Full Gear with the AEW world tag team titles, walk out of TripleMania still the AAA World Tag Team Champions and then, hopefully, we’re going to go to Japan and complete what really is us becoming the greatest tag team of all-time.”
Harwood also stated that a bout with The Briscoe Brothers, 11-time ROH World Tag Team Champions, remains at the top of their list, and they’re determined to “speak it into existence.”
“I’ll do whatever I have to to make that match happen,” Harwood said. “We’ve faced every tag team that is considered great in our modern era. We’ve faced the Usos [Jimmy and Jey Uso], we’ve faced the New Day [Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods], we’ve faced the Hardy Boyz [Matt and Jeff Hardy], we’ve faced SCU [Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian], the Young Bucks [Nick and Matt Jackson], Proud-N-Powerful [Santana and Ortiz], Lucha Bros. All the teams that are considered the greatest teams of the last 10 years, we’ve faced and that includes DIY [Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa] and American Alpha [Chad Gable and Jason Jordan].
“To top that list, we have to face the Briscoes. Again, that’s going to be something that will be a mark on our legacy because we’re the only team to face that calibre of worldwide-known tag teams. We have to face them…I’m going to speak it into existence.”
Time will tell whether that dream match become a reality, but more than ever before, it’s fair to say that anything can happen in the modern wrestling world.