WWE has announced the release of five-time WWE Tag Team Champions Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder of The Revival.
Dawson and Wilder have been heavily rumored to have their foot out the door for over two years now, with many sources sharing that they’re asked for their release more than once during that time. Both members of The Revival’s contracts were set to expire at the end of April, but Wilder’s contract was extended until mid-June due to missed time from injuries.
WWE issued the following statement on WWE.com Friday morning, confirming that both parties have agreed to the team’s immediate release:
Effective today, Friday April 10, 2020, WWE and The Revival have agreed on their immediate release from WWE. We wish them all the best in their future endeavors.
The Revival are the only triple-crown tag team in WWE history, having won the Raw, SmackDown, and NXT Tag Team Championships. They were recognized as WWE’s Tag Team of the Year in 2016 as members of the NXT roster and the same year won Match of the Year for their best 2-of-3 Falls match against Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa of DIY for the NXT Tag Team Championship at NXT TakeOver: Toronto.
Both Dawson and Wilder have been seemingly preparing for this day by trademarking terms related to their characters and tag team: “Cash Wheeler,” “Shatter Machine,” “Top Guys,” and “Say Yeah.”
It’s heavily assumed that The Revival will land in All Elite Wrestling as Cody Rhodes and the Young Bucks have repeatedly expressed interest in The Revival, and Revival vs. Young Bucks remains a tag team dream match.
Let us know what you think of WWE’s decision to release The Revival down in the comments or hit me up on Twitter, @heyitsjjtravers.
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