AEW’s Dax Harwood Claims One Podcast Matter Made Him Concern For His Life

AEW’s Dax Harwood just lately introduced that he’s shuttering his FTR Podcast, as each he and co-host Matt Koon felt that the present was doing “extra hurt than good” for the wrestling enterprise. Koon took to Twitter on Sunday to reply a query from a fan relating to the present, particularly was there any subject he needs the pair may’ve tackled whereas the present was nonetheless round? Koon responded with simply three phrases — “Saudi Arabia aircraft.”

Again in October 2019, the extremely profitable (and extremely controversial) deal between WWE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia noticed the Crown Jewel occasion happen in Riyadh, headlined by Brock Lesnar vs. Cain Velasquez and heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury vs. Braun Strowman. Whereas the present unfolded as deliberate, greater than 200 wrestlers had been caught on the tarmac and delayed for roughly a full day. WWE and Atlas Air each claimed this was as a consequence of technical points, however stories shortly emerged stating there have been pay disputes between WWE and the KSA that noticed Vince McMahon allegedly cease the pay-per-view feed in Saudi Arabia. This allegedly prompted a response from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that resulted within the wrestlers being prevented from leaving by way of army police. 

Whereas a number of wrestlers have both hinted at or brazenly speculated about what occurred within the years since then, no person has gone on report to formally affirm what occurred. Harwood and Money Wheeler (then often called The Revival’s Scott Dawson and Sprint Wilder) had been among the many wrestlers caught on that aircraft, however Harwood admitted that he feared for his security if he selected to speak about it on the podcast. It is unclear how a lot of Harwood’s response was sarcastic, if not fully critical. 

Harwood and Wheeler would depart WWE in April 2020 and would arrive in AEW months later. They’ve since discovered an incredible quantity of success as FTR, profitable quite a lot of tag workforce championships and establishing themselves as one of many best tag groups on the planet with quite a few standout matches. The pair just lately introduced that they’ve signed new four-year contracts with AEW and are at present on their second reign as AEW World Tag Crew Champions.

AEW Dynamite April 23, 2023 Card

  • AEW Worldwide Championship: Orange Cassidy vs. Bandido
  • TBS Championship: Jade Cargill vs. Taya Valkyrie
  • Darby Allin vs. Sammy Guevara (Winner Challenges MJF at Double or Nothing for the AEW World Championship)
  • Kenny Omega & Konosuke Takeshita vs. The Butcher & The Blade
  • Dax Harwood vs. Jeff Jarrett
  • Promos from Wardlow & Arn Anderson, Adam Cole and Tony Khan