I think the huge problem is that Axe’s only real enjoyment is screwing people over. He is not happy unless he has an enemy to destroy. I do think it was kind of clever to have it be Axe responsible for saving Chuck’s father’s life. It plants someone solely on his side now that Chuck, Taylor and Prince are teaming against him.
I understand why Taylor his pissed. They had to swallow a lot of pride already but to realize that Axe had no intention of taking them seriously or caring if they lost money or face is something that Taylor can’t abide by. Taylor doesn’t care about battles