AEW duo FTR have revealed that their departure from WWE included an apology from none other than Vince McMahon himself over the way their spell in Stamford was handled.
Earlier this year, former tag team champions Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson (now known as Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler) got the “future endeavour” treatment from WWE.
Unlike many of their colleagues, they did not have a 90-day non-compete clause, meaning that they could appear at AEW Dynamite on May 27th, announcing themselves as part of the roster.
They had been widely considered under-appreciated and under-used in WWE. Questionable booking decisions surrounding the storylines they were involved in led to this consensus regarding the duo.
While speaking to Inside The Ropes YouTube Channel, the team revealed a conversation they had in their final meeting with the CEO, McMahon:
“We talked with Vince. Our last meeting with Vince he apologized because we had been sending all these pitches in and he had never seen them because the writers were too afraid to approach him with different ideas and he apologized for the system being broken.”
This is not the first time we have heard released stars criticise the creative process within the company, most notably, AEW World Champion Jon Moxley on the Talk is Jericho Podcast.
Wednesday will see FTR take on The Lucha Bro’s at AEW Fight for the Fallen.