FTR were originally set to complete the trilogy of matches with The Young Bucks at AEW All Out next month.
The two teams have faced off twice before. FTR was among those who thought they could be in line with another match against The Young Bucks. The pair spoke to Louis Dangoor of Give Me Sport and addressed what they were expecting in the run up to AEW All Out.
“I think, we expected that, and we as performers, individuals, and a tag team, thought it was the right way to go. I’m saying this without any ego, I think it could have been at least built as the biggest tag team match of all time. Four world championships on the line, the two best tag teams of a generation going two on two at a big pay-per-view, it could’ve been built as the biggest tag match of all time. I think, our problem was, we just expected that to happen. We expected, with how hot we’ve gotten and how much heat those guys were getting, they were chanting ‘FTR’ during their promo a few weeks ago, which could have gotten us in a little trouble, who knows. We thought the course could have changed. For a couple of weeks, we thought, ‘it should be that.’ Then, we both started talking and thinking, and over this last year, we’ve allowed everything just to align itself and the universe or God to put things in place for us and it has and it’s worked out well, let’s just sit back and fall into place. Even though we didn’t get the tag team match with the Young Bucks, regardless of what we feel about them personally, you always want to work with a team that is talented as them and a team that you know is going to produce in a money match. Allowing the pieces to fall in place, now on pay-per-view, we get to team with one of our very good friends, Wardlow, and get to work with someone as effortlessly talented as Jay Lethal and, on top of that, we get to work with guys we’ve looked to work with for years in the Motor City Machine Guns. Even though we didn’t get what we expected or what we thought, it’s a hell of a consolation prize.”Dax Harwood to Give Me Sport