Apparently there’s still backstage heat between The Young Bucks and FTR and Dax Harwood isn’t shy about talking about it.
On Twitter, Dave Meltzer responded to a tweet from someone who wrote: “people who really think the young dollars are burying FTR or are somehow afraid of them are the biggest losers on struggling twitter.”
Meltzer replied, “Actually, it’s people who learn from Alex Jones types and can’t read.”
Harwood was not kind to what Meltzer said and he said the following: “Dave, with all due respect, f**k off. Like, in the most respectful and loving way, I mean that. When you decide to go both ways of a story, then talk about it. Thanks dude.” Scroll down this page to see the tweets.
The reference to Meltzer’s “Alex Jones” may be a reference to Jim Cornette, as Cornette and co-host Brian Last hinted backstage on AEW that Matt and Nick Jackson buried Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler. It’s no secret that Dax and Cash didn’t have a great 2021 in AEW, but in 2022 everything has turned around and they’ve been seen a lot more on TV and big events.
It’s also no secret that FTR and Cornette are friends. In 2020, Harwood said they were getting heat for appearing on Cornette’s podcast. He said, “It’s funny you mention Jim Cornette because we were doing the Jim Cornette podcast and man the next day we walked it… basically the hotel where all the AEW wrestlers were staying.” Wheeler said there was an awkward silence in the hotel.
Harwood continued, “So uncomfortable. They were all so mad at us for doing Jim Cornette’s podcast and we don’t mind, we don’t care. When we make friends, we make friends and we made some. they want to get mad at us for trying to make AEW a better place and make more money off it, then we welcome that.”
A few weeks ago, there was speculation that FTR and The Young Bucks would go head-to-head for the AEW World Tag Team titles as many assumed FTR would win those belts as part of their belt-collecting gimmick/storyline. The match fell through and instead Matt and Nick Jackson dropped the titles to Swerve Strickland and Keith Lee.
Dave Meltzer reported in the Wrestling Observer newsletter that the reason The Bucks dropped the titles is that there is a big angle planned for Matt and Nick and it’s not about the AEW World Tag Team Championship or any other match against Da and Cash.
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Last Wednesday on Dynamite, Hangman Adam Page reunited with Matt and Nick after Adam Cole and reDRagon brought them in, so it looks like FTR vs. Bucks will not take place soon or at all.