One of the bigger stories to drop over the last few days regarding AEW: Fight Forever is that FTR, one of the biggest tag teams in the company, isn’t slated to be a part of the game’s roster at launch. It caught everyone by surprise when it was reported by Fightful Select, and it even caught the team off guard when they were told.
In an interview with Louis Dangoor of GiveMeSport, the team of Dax Hardwood and Cash Wheeler talked about being off of the game’s roster.
“The only real issue is we were kind of blindsided by it,” Wheeler said. “We found out like not how you would expect. And when you find out something like that — something major — like being taken out of a video game, your mind automatically assumes the worst.
“So for us, is this something we need to worry about? Should we read between the lines here? Were we not told for a reason? And now that we are aware and now that we are out, what is that reason? Is it something we should worry about. We got an answer. It made a lot of sense; very logical answer. We said, “ok, cool”. As long as we don’t have to worry about it, nonissue.”
Harwood then added: “Like Cash said, we heard about this, I want to say, maybe, March. It was before the Briscoes match. I had someone — one of the journalists — message me and say, “is this true?”. We texted Tony, talked to him. Talked to legal, got our answer and it was a nonissue.”
AEW: Fight Forever is currently planned for a fall 2022 launch on all current platforms. Despite not featuring FTR, AEW: Fight Forever is slated to feature a roster of current AEW wrestlers and wrestling legends.
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