The main event of tonight’s (April 5) episode of Dynamite saw The Gunns defend the AEW World Tag Team Titles against FTR. Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler vowed to leave AEW if they failed to win gold.
The underlying real life context here is that FTR’s AEW contracts were said to have ended in early April, so the outcome of this match would let us know if they signed a new deal with Tony Khan or moved to pastures further. green.
It looked like the end came when FTR hit Shatter Machine on Austin Gunn late in the match, but Colten pulled the referee out of the ring to break it up. Colten was seeking a disqualification loss to retain the titles, which would still trigger advice that FTR must leave AEW. Referee Paul Turner wouldn’t.
The Gunns then took a low blow in front of the referee seeking another disqualification. Turner was going to call him this time, but was stopped by Wheeler at the last second.
The Gunns continued to try to cheat by using the tag team titles as a weapon, but Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler didn’t back down that night. Dax battled Gunns finisher, and FTR pinned the champions with stereo rollups to seal the deal and win the belts.
It sure looks like FTR has made the decision to stay with AEW for the long haul.
What did you think of the Carrera vs. Titles, Cagesiders?