With the NJPW x AEW Forbidden Door fast approaching, New Japan stars are beginning to reveal their AEW targets. FTR Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler were set to defend their ROH Tag Team Championships against Roppongi Vice Trent Beretta and Rocky Romero on tonight’s AEW Dynamite. The fight was an impressive showcase for both team members, particularly given the signature manoeuvres served up that were nonetheless kicked out of.
As the match appeared to be coming to a close and Vice hit a Strong Zero on Harwood, Jeff Cobb and Great-O-Khan from NJPW’s United Empire barged the ring and began obliterating everyone in sight. Cobb and Great-O-Khan just sent the Harwood and Trent thru tables around the outside of the circle well before segment finished. They then slid back into the fight, holding the ROH Tag Titles above their heads, announcing their intentions.
Cobb previously appeared in AEW, as Jericho’s opposing player against Jon Moxley in February 2020. Despite having lost that fight, he astonished Tony Khan and other AEW talent enough to have been offered a contract of some kind. Aaron Henare, Kyle Fletcher, Perkins, Francesco Akira, Mark Davis, and Will Ospreay are also members of the United Empire stable in AEW. It will be interesting to see if more faction members appear on AEW programming in the coming weeks. O-Khan and Cobb are veteran IWGP Tag Team Champions, and yet they clearly want to add to their list of accomplishments.
Dax Harwood And Cash Wheeler Recent Rumours
Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler, FTR, discussed recent rumours about WWE’s interest in reuniting the team with the company they left two years ago. Harwood disclosed what the two know regarding WWE’s involvement in them and why they always never discuss potential contract talks with AEW and Tony Khan while under contract with them.
Dax stated, I believe we know about as much as everyone else. We left that place because they didn’t prioritise tag team wrestling, as well as we knew there was a limit to how far we could advance in the corporation. We wanted to be remembered as the biggest tag team in history, but we had to leave there to do so. We realised this, hence why we have been so insistent on receiving our releases.
Already, I see on the snapshot that all of the different media outlets want us to step down. And that’s attractive, that’s cool; we still have some time left, but I told Tony that we would never discuss contracts with anyone while we were working for him. We get a lot of respect for him, as well as our word is important to him. More information about The Owen Hart Foundation Tournaments will be available soon.