Dax Harwood weighs in on AEW’s ‘subjective’ ranking system


The All Elite Wrestling team of FTR (Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler) went through a considerable career renaissance in 2022, collecting several championships including Ring of Honor, IWGP and AAA Tag Team Titles.

Harwood and Wheeler have been involved in highly talked-about matches with The Briscos at ROH, as well as stealing the show at the AEW-New Japan “Forbidden Door” pay-per-view, beating Roppongi Vice and United Empire. A winner takes all matches to claim the IWGP Tag Team Championship.

That said, “Living Legends” still raises issue when it comes to being ranked by fans and critics, as well as when it comes to AEW’s often critical ranking system, as Harwood used to point out in the meantime. were suitable. 20 September interview on the “Ringer Wrestling Show” podcast: “If we were worried about rankings, we’d be the (AEW) Tag Team Champions right now. We’ve been number one ever since… forever. For the love of god, Tony (Khan), give us a shot “

Harwood isn’t exactly exaggerating on that point; According to the official ranking of AEW, FTR ranked as top contenders For the company’s tag team title Going all the way back to April 7th of this yearRanked after a spectacular main event versus The Young Bucks on the April 6 episode of “AEW Dynamite”, and a title match yet to be achieved.

Harwood, however, hasn’t been phased out, and doesn’t let the fans’ “subjectivity” or AEW’s ranking system let him and Wheeler down when it comes to their work inside the ring. Rather, it focuses on the thoughts and feelings of his fellow wrestlers and industry veterans: “The thing is rankings and stuff… texts me, or Randy Orton texts me, or Edge, or Arn Anderson. … and they say ‘that was af*****g classic’ … man, I love getting compliments, I love fans. Caring we, love us and put us high But when I see my teammates and people to give that compliment, it’s great.”

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