Connect with us

AEW News

Dax Harwood Reveals Daily Struggles During WWE Main Roster Transition

One big thing: FTR’s Dax Harwood recounts constant battles with WWE management during main roster transition.

Dax Harwood, one half of the acclaimed tag team FTR, recently opened up about the challenges he and partner Cash Wheeler faced when moving from NXT to WWE’s main roster.

Key takeaways:

  • Harwood claims they fought with WWE writers and executives “almost every day”
  • The team didn’t fit Vince McMahon’s ideal wrestler image
  • Stark contrast between working with Triple H in NXT and McMahon on the main roster

Why it matters

This revelation sheds light on the creative struggles many wrestlers face when transitioning from NXT to WWE’s main roster, highlighting the different visions of Triple H and Vince McMahon.

By the numbers

• FTR signed a 4-year deal with AEW in 2023
• The team plans to retire after their current contract expires

What they’re saying

“Everything that, at the time, Vince McMahon loved about a professional wrestler … Cash and I were the complete antithesis to that,” Harwood said on the “Power Alphas” podcast.

The big picture

Harwood’s comments reflect a broader issue within WWE during McMahon’s tenure, where talented wrestlers often struggled to break through due to not fitting a specific mold. This contrast between NXT and the main roster has been a point of frustration for many fans and wrestlers alike.

What’s next

With Triple H now at the helm of WWE’s creative direction, it remains to be seen how the transition from NXT to the main roster will evolve for future talent.

How do you think Triple H’s leadership will change the landscape for wrestlers transitioning from NXT to the main roster? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Be sure to join our WWE / AEW Discord server and connect with other pro wrestling fans.
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in AEW News

Pro Wrestling News Hub