In a recent interview with Busted Open Radio, FTR (Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler) discussed several topics, including All Elite Wrestling’s rules when it comes to tag team wrestling.
“We think one hundred percent that they have to start clamping down on those things, even if it’s not as stringent, there has to be much more authority on the referee, there has to be much more semblance of rules, otherwise it’s a Texas Tornado, it’s a Fatal Four Way, it’s whatever you want it to be.
If there are no rules, there is no heat, there is no way to make somebody care or somebody to be in danger, there is no way to put sympathy to put heat on a babyface, there is no way to get the explosion on a hot tag, because the guy has already blown his own comeback before he’s down, before the tag.
Then, all four guys are in the ring for the last 10 minutes anyway. I’m going to get p***** off talking about it, sorry, but yes, I think it has to be buckled down, it doesn’t have to be as stringent, but we came here with the intentions of doing whatever we had to do to get it to where it is more of a tag team structure, even if it’s not the traditional rules. There has to be more structure, that way every team means more. I think it may be more of a generational thing, something has changed in wrestling to where it is more about the flashy things and let’s forget the rules, I don’t know where that was lost in wrestling, but the creativity is not seeing how many things four guys can do, even within a few seconds, or how many creative things they can come up with to make everyone pop for a second, the creativeness in tag team wrestling comes around building your story around the tag team rules.”
The interview is available in full at this link.