FTR (Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler) has publicly commented on not being part of the AEW: Fight Forever video game.
As previously reported, the former AEW Tag Team Champions won’t be part of the first version of the AEW: Fight Forever video game after making it to the "model phase" of the game.
While speaking with Louis Dangoor from GiveMeSport, the top AEW stars noted that being left out of the game isn't an issue for them and they knew about it months ago.
Cash: “For us, the only real issue is we were kind of blindsided by it. We found out, not how you would expect. And when you find out something like that, something major like being taken out of a video game, your mind automatically assumes the worst. For us, it was like, 'is this something we need to worry about? Should we read between the lines here? Were we not told for a reason? Now that we are aware and we are out, what is that reason? Is it something we should worry about?' We got an answer, it made a lot of sense, a very logical answer. Okay, cool, as long as we don't have to worry about it, non-issue and that's what it was. We've known about it since May, June…I don't know how long, but for months. The fact that it came out yesterday, no idea why.”
Dax recapped his day before continuing to say he doesn’t know why it came out yesterday, but “we got answers on it a while ago, and for us, it's not even an issue or thought about.”
Dax added, “The headline can be, 'FTR is not upset, FTR does not blame anyone for pulling us out of the game.' As Cash said, we heard about this. I want to say March was very long. It was before the Briscoes match (at ROH Supercard of Honor on WrestleMania weekend). We heard about it a long time ago.”
Dax recalled contacting AEW President Tony Khan and the AEW legal team about it months ago. He said they got their answer, which was a non-issue because they wanted to ensure everything was okay.
“Months later, this article comes out. I couldn't believe it didn't come out in March. It blindsided both of us. I don't care to be in the video game. My worry is leaving a legacy, having fun with my best friend, and on top of all that, taking care of Maria [his wife] and Finley [his daughter]."
If you use any portion of the quotes from this article, please credit Louis Dangoor from GiveMeSport with an h/t to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription.
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