As we all know well by now, the FTRs have always underlined how much WWE, specifically Vince McMahon, had problems with them, since their potential was never fully exploited despite having also managed to become tag team champions.
In the latest edition of their brand new FTR Podcast, Dax Harwood wanted to reveal the figure that was written on their checks in the Stamford company, specifying that in his opinion, for the work they did, it was not an appropriate figure: "If you look back as of 2019, I was number one, Baron [Corbin] and Cash [Wheeler] tied for number two in most matches in 2019 for WWE and so we were on the road every single week, four days a week, five days a week, so if you think I signed a contract that made me millions of dollars, that's wrong.
Our contracts had really low dollar value. I mean, I'll tell you mine. I don't know Cash, but our first contract for the main roster was $125, $150, $175k for the entire three years I spent there”.
Dax Harwood is very sincere
The wrestler also went on to say that obviously WWE doesn't cover the expenses they make, for example for travel or food, so he used to spend his salary very quickly to support himself: "They didn't pay any expenses...
There is the potential to make more and breaking that $125 barrier with merch and pay-per-view and stuff like that. That's a lot of money to me right now, but you also have to consider that I'm on the road five days a week and spending the money on breakfast, lunch and dinner all five days, not to mention snacks and stuff.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner, five days a week on the road while my wife is at home cooking and paying for groceries for her and my daughter and then I pay for car rentals and hotels. I don't make as much money as one might think." FTR's Dax Harwood isn't afraid to be open with his feelings if there's a chance of helping others like him.
"It was very scary when I realized, like, I can’t go a day without doing this," Harwood revealed. "The body dysmorphia, like how I viewed myself and how embarrassed I was of myself, and then I was embarrassed of what I was doing, you know, and then it would just become this cycle thing because I was thinking, ‘Okay, well, if I can get to this weight, I’ll stop and then not be embarrassed about anything."