FTR is a former WWE Tag team and one of the most notable former WWE Tag Teams that recently left WWE to join AEW. They revealed that Triple H offered them good NXT deals just before they left the WWE main roster. FTR asked WWE to release them multiple times.
They made it clear during their time in WWE that they were not happy. Even when in the WWE, they teased that they will face The Young Bucks one day.
FTR on Getting NXT Deals Before Leaving
FTR stated that they were very tempted to stay at WWE.
"There were talks with us and Triple H to go back to NXT and they tried very hard to keep us," Harwood said. "It was all professional and all respectful and we were very gracious to the offers we got and to what Triple H was going to provide for us, but ultimately, we knew that our time in WWE was over at that time."
"Once we got pulled from all of our dates on the main roster, it was down to NXT as the option and we talked to Hunter at length," Wheeler said. "There were offers on the table that were very tempting because we loved NXT and we loved our time there, but at the end of the day like Dax said, we knew that our time there was done."
FTR was known as The Revival in WWE. The Revival enjoyed huge success at NXT during their NXT days. "We knew it was time for us to move on because money is great," Harwood said. "And I am so fortunate and lucky to take care of my beautiful wife and perfect little six-year-old daughter because of professional wrestling, but that's what it's because of – professional wrestling.
"And we owe professional wrestling something and not just because of monetary reasons, but because of what it has done for us in the past as kids, growing up into adults and now being able to provide for ourselves and our families."
The FTR duo then spoke about the massive opportunities that they could have had in NXT if they decided to stay. "If we stayed with the uncertainly that would have been for The Revival, we would have done a disservice to ourselves and professional wrestling.
We never want to do that," Harwood said. "We want to give. Want to give back to wrestling and the way for us to do that was to come to AEW and work with the best tag teams on the planet, head that division and ultimately give pro wrestling this match with the Young Bucks at Full Gear."
"We didn't want to go back to the past – we'd done that," Wheeler said. "We wanted to come here [AEW]. We wanted to travel the world. We wanted to be doing something that makes a difference and impacts wrestling for the better and there we were just going to be cogs in the machine."