Dax Harwood Calls Out AEW for Not Following Tag Team Rules

Dax Harwood of new AEW tag team FTR had some harsh words for Pentagon Jr.; one have of fellow AEW tag team The Lucha Bros. Pentagon has been off AEW television since the start of the coronavirus pandemic as he's currently stuck in Mexico and unable to travel. However, his brother Rey Fenix returned to tv ahead of the Double or Nothing PPV. But when Pentagon took to Twitter to say he missed AEW, Harwood told him there's one thing he has to do before he comes back: learn the rules.

The official logo for AEW or All Elite Wrestling.
The official logo for AEW or All Elite Wrestling.

"Don't come back until you learn the rules of a tag team wrestling match. We're running this now. #FTR ✌🏼"Hardwood said in response to Pentagon's tweet, which read, "I miss being on the shows of @AEWrestling." Of course, FTR doesn't have the company authority to enforce the rules, so they'll need to find another way to affect the change they're looking for. And The Lucha Bros are far from the only team guilty of taking liberties with the rules.

AEW has been criticized pretty much since they started for extremely lax officiating. I can't think of a single time a match ended in disqualification in the entire history of AEW, come to think about it. And while the company has stressed that referees exercise judgment in order to let matches finish to the crowd's satisfaction, the failure to maintain order in tag team matches has been more egregious than anything else.

With the tag team formerly known as The Revival now in AEW, all of that could change. FTR are set to be interviewed by Tony Schiavone on tonight's episode of Dynamite. Perhaps they'll address AEW's glaring lack of tag team rules? We'll find out when Dynamite airs at 8 PM Eastern on TNT tonight. What do you think of AEW's more lax attitude toward the wrestling rulebook? Does it add to the product? Or does it diminish it? Let us know in the comments.

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