AEW Team FTR recently spoke to Inside The Ropes about the differences between Vince McMahon and Tony Khan. FTR was a very popular group in WWE. They mainly left WWE because they thought that WWE wasn’t handling them properly.
FTR consists of Dash Hardwood and Cash Wheeler. "We knew for a while," Harwood said. "We didn't know if AEW was going to be our home and we're still not 100% sure if this is going to be our forever home, but we knew for a while that we had to get out of WWE.
They treated us very well monetarily. I got to take care of my family through everything WWE gave us. But I think that myself and Cash knew that if we wanted to leave the legacy that we had in mind, we needed to get out of the WWE.
FTR on Tony Khan and Vince McMahon Differences
The team then spoke about the differences between Vince McMahon and Tony Khan. Dash stated that reaching Vince McMahon was quite difficult in WWE. That is because the wrestler needed to speak to 30 different writers who may or may not properly convey the wrestler’s message to Vince McMahon.
Tony Khan, on the other hand, is quite easy to approach, according to the team. They can easily speak to him about any ideas or promos that they have in mind. "I don't want to come off as bitter toward WWE cause we are not bitter," Harwood said.
"But, it's honestly night and day. The biggest difference is Tony and AEW are not afraid of being pro wrestling, they embrace it. They embrace the qualities that pro wrestling brings, they embrace that phrase and they love pro wrestling.
"I think Vince McMahon loves pro wrestling too, but I think he wants it to be bigger and grander than his perception of pro wrestling. With Tony and AEW, they're not afraid of that. It's very busy on the television days, but it's easier to get in contact with Tony Khan than it is with Vince.
With Vince, they have 30 writers that don't belong [in WWE], they get paid a ton of money and get first-class seats while we're sitting coach. They're afraid to talk to Vince, they're afraid to see him face to face.
They don't even want to be known that they work there so they can keep collecting a paycheck. It's such a broken system there.