I graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a major in business economics, an emphasis in accounting and a minor in sports management. Dawson captured the tweet “Tag Team Wrestling.”. That’s how we had to think to make the most money that we could.”. The Revival had previously joked about running into Schiavone in a tweet. The Revival has been a rumored candidate to leave WWE in favor of AEW dating back to 2018. The following day, the duo filed to trademark the name “Shatter Machine,” the term for their finisher. AEW Rankings as of Wednesday December 23, 2020 Official All Elite Wrestling (AEW) Rankings as of December 23, 2020 for all Men, Women, and Tag Team Divisions. December 23, 2019—Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (h/t Wrestling Inc), reported The Revival was set to become a comedy team stemming from Dash Wilder’s deliberate slip-and-fall during their entrance on the December 13 broadcast of Friday Night SmackDown. FTR, formerly known as The Revival in WWE, finally made its long-awaited debut in AEW, laying waste to The Butcher and The Blade while having a … By … January 31, 2020—Bryan Alvarez of Wrestling Observer Radio (h/t Wrestling Inc) reported The Revival requested its release once again. was rumored to turn down $700,000 apiece. ", Of course, the “clown Cat in the Hat” is in reference to leaked photos of a gimmick seemingly designed to embarrass The Revival while the duo was playing hardball as its contract was set to expire. For their sake.”, March 23, 2019—The Revival posed alongside a fan wearing an AEW t-shirt during a WWE live event in Elmira, N.Y. Now freed from its sports entertainment shackles, which led to a failed run in WWE with The Revival’s staunch belief in tag team wrestling conflicting with WWE’s emphasis on singles star, the wrestling world awaits The Revival’s next move. January 7-8, 2020—The Revival filed trademarks for #FTRKO on January 7. 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WWE recently announced that The Revival (Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder) has officially been released from the company. Looking at AEW Dynamite this week, the tag division is thriving. While it was speculated and teased in the past, it seems that The Revival are in fact headed to AEW. You may opt-out by. FTR, formerly known as The Revival in WWE, finally made its long-awaited debut in AEW, laying waste to The Butcher and The Blade while having a non-physical standoff with The Young Bucks. They are free to work for or sign with whichever company they choose. Share. Stay tuned, but the former Raw Tag Team Champions certainly are making things interesting with hints like this. I've been featured multiple times on NPR in addition to appearances on BBC and ESPN Radio. The duo did not accept the deal. With The Revival receiving its release, after months of begging for one, it’s bash-your-former-employer season for Dax Hardwood (Scott Dawson) and Cash Wheeler (Dash Wilder). The Revival Send Out AEW Hint On WWE Raw. The Revival have been released after six years with WWE as rumors persist that the tag team has been unhappy and eyeing a jump to AEW. 3 days ago I don't know if because we agreed to do it, it lost some of its hilarity to them. March 16, 2020—On Episode 195 of “Being the Elite” AEW announcer Tony Schiavone referenced The Revival by name. This week’s episode of Being The Elite closed with a shot of the letters FTR in the sky, signaling the arrival of the recently released WWE team. It took them a bit longer than some fans expected, but FTR is now AEW. “We got a phone call saying we have been pulled from everything going forward. These frustrations played out on camera when The group denounced WWE’s. That’s extremely flattering and probably one of the best compliments we’ll ever get. The reported figure being tossed around was as high as $700,000, however The Revival claims it was much higher as WWE—pre-COVID-19, of course—looked to use its unmatched financial resources to overpay its talent to stay put. The tactic could be seen as WWE playing hardball with the talented duo, subjecting them to routine embarrassment as they continue to balk at signing new deals. On the latest episode of Talk is Jericho, the tag team followed in the footsteps of Jon Moxley and Brodie Lee to blow off steam to Chris Jericho about their plight in WWE. “This is going to sound terrible, but I kind of blame our company for [tag team wrestling becoming a lost art]. According to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (h/t Wrestling Inc), description use for the trademark included "Hats; hooded sweat shirts; pants; shirts." Dax Harwood (Scott Dawson) and Cash Wheeler’s (Dash Wilder’s) journey featured several tropes of garden-variety contract disputes in pro wrestling. January 1, 2020—In yet another—wait for it—since-deleted Tweet, Dash Wilder had the following to say about The Revival’s future: “2017 was a wash. 2018 we got our groove back. Arn Anderson sounds excited at the prospect of former WWE tag team The Revival joining All Elite Wrestling (AEW). The Revival are now … The fan noted that at least one member of The Revival exclaimed “I’ll see you in May,” with the duo reportedly shouting “ain’t that the truth!” in response to a fan who blurted out “money isn’t everything.”. Dash and Dawson will be hoping the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 'say yeah!' In 2014, Wheeler joined the WWE Performance Center, and on his very first day of promo training, perfor… April 27, 2020—On Episode 201 of Being the Elite, another Revival-to-AEW tease came in the form of a message in the sky as the letters “FTR” were spelled out in the clouds. Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio (h/t Wrestling Inc) reported The Revival took it upon themselves to address the fan rather than being summoned over. Likely Bound For All Elite Wrestling. February 10, 2020—Dash Wilder deleted his Twitter account. The choice is up to them.”, December 21, 2019—The Revival hung out with AEW tag team Private Party, posting their fraternization on Twitter. There have already been comments on The Revival jumping over to join former WWE stars in AEW and with a confirmed non-compete clause, it's simply a matter of working out the details and drawing up the papers. The team has trademarked "FTR" and "Forever The Revival," so if WWE claims "The Revival" trademark if-and-when they part ways with the company, the belief is that Dawson and Wilder will try to use "FTR" as their tag-team name if they jump to AEW or another promotion. The Revival were released from WWE effective immediately. I write about men in tights and the money they make for men in suits. THE Revival have been released by the WWE after months of talks - and could join their bitter rivals AEW. In 2012, Harwood was hired by WWE based in part on a match he previously had with Wheeler, and performed there under the name Scott Dawson, mostly in tag team matches on NXT and live shows. All Rights Reserved, This is a BETA experience. April 29, 2019—The Revival was reportedly offered $500,000 to re-sign with WWE. February 16, 2019—Shortly after capturing the WWE Raw Tag Team Championships, defeating Chad Gable and Bobby Roode, both Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder posted the following cryptic, also-since-deleted, Tweet: “Complain long enough and you can achieve anything.”. I've been a pro wrestling columnist and video blogger for a leading national sports website since 2010, and formerly of Bleacher Report, where I was a WWE columnist an. March 15, 2020—WWE reportedly stopped paying The Revival after taking them off the road as their contracts neared expiration. to their request. The Revival was reportedly offered more than $750,000 to stay with WWE. January 19, 2019—In a since-deleted tweet (get used to that phrase), Scott Dawson said the following: “[Don’t] matter where we go, we're stealing the show. Maple Valley, Washington State: Washington County: King Country: United States Population: 24,804 Maple Valley is a city in King County, Washington, United States. ", February 29, 2020—In an attempt to counter trademarking efforts by The Revival, WWE reportedly filed trademarks for “No Flips Just Fists (without a comma),” and “The Mechanics.”. The population was 22,684 at the 2010 census. Around the time The Revival applied for these trademarks, Scott Dawson posted the following. Cash Wheeler (Dash Wilder) and Dax Harwood (Scott Dawson) aka FTR Makes their AEW Debut on All Elite Wrestling The talented tag-team - made up of Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder - have been criminally underused since being called up from NXT. I graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a major in business economics, an emphasis in accounting and a minor in sports management. The first mention of The Revival by anyone currently notable in AEW came from the Young Bucks back in 2017. Bleacher Report NFL correspondents Gary Davenport, Brad Gagnon, Kalyn Kahler, Matt Miller, Brent Sobleski and Master Tesfatsion bounced back … On the latest episode of The Young Bucks’ “Being the Elite” video series, Matt and Nick Jackson seemed to tease the imminent arrival of former Raw, SmackDown, and NXT Tag Team Champions The Revival — a team that has long been linked to a move to AEW after months of apparent dissatisfaction with their now-former employer, WWE. 2019 we took control back. There was a subtle point of interest … They offered more than that for us to do the clown Cat in the Hat. Wheeler had hoped to join WWE, with the two also hoping to form a tag team there. The tag team FTR, consisting of Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood, made their official AEW debut on Wednesday night's episode of Dynamite. I created the Pro Wrestling Bits YouTube channel. December 4, 2018—The now-defunct Young Bucks Twitter account tweeted the following about wrestling The Revival: “One day we'll wrestle The Revival & everyone will rejoice. Click here … The Revival have no non-compete clause. I've been featured multiple times on NPR in addition to appearances on BBC and ESPN Radio. March 12, 2019—In an interview with Maddy Paddock of Mirror Online, Dash Wilder addressed rumors of The Revival requesting its release: “Hmm, I won't touch on it too much, but what I will say is that it was lost in translation. WWE. AEW has already signed Chris Jericho, and it's not hard to believe that they'll be in on Dean Ambrose when his WWE contract expires after WrestleMania. AEW’s tag team divisions needed a bit of love, but the arrival of FTR (formerly known as The Revival) seems to have put a spring in the step of the division. AEW Executive Vice President Cody teased surprises for its first live show in over a month this past week, but the biggest surprise may have been the show coming and going with no appearance from Dax Hardwood or Cash Wheeler. In 2012, I was featured in Bleacher Report's "Why We Watch" documentary discussing the career of Kurt Angle. During Monday’s episode of RAW, Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder beat The Usos and former champions Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins in a Triple Threat Match to win the RAW Tag Team Championships. 2020 we change everything.”. The status of the AEW Double Or Nothing pay-per-view scheduled for Saturday, May 23rd in Las Vegas remains uncertain. On the latest episode of Talk is Jericho, the tag team followed in the footsteps of Jon Moxley and Brodie Lee to blow off steam to Chris Jericho about their plight in WWE. Unconfirmed reports noted the pair was rumored to turn down $700,000 apiece. Wheeler and Harwood were longtime friends before being made into a team, and had wrestled together on the independent circuit. The Revival’s appearance on Talk is Jericho is yet another strong indication, among countless strong indications, that The Revival is AEW-bound. The Revival's relationship with AEW predates its existence. According to WWE Backstage Reporter and The Satin Sheet’s Ryan Satin, The Revival are not under a non-compete clause with the WWE, which means that they can compete in any promotion they choose to including All Elite […] I write about men in tights and the money they make for men in suits. Co-host Conrad Thompson asked Arn about his reaction to Dax Hardwood (Scott Dawson) and Cash Wheeler (Dash Wilder) becoming free agents. Despite their popularity, The Revival was not welcomed at AEW in the beginning. The Revival " The Revolt " FTR AEW Debut AEWDynamite 5/27/2020 I've been a pro wrestling columnist and video blogger for a leading national sports website since 2010, and formerly of Bleacher Report, where I was a WWE columnist an. May 2, 2019—After a humiliating segment, where The Revival was caught on camera shaving one another’s backs, a WWE Raw preview appeared to threaten the tag team in a roundabout, art-imitating-life fashion. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. As the duo continued to refrain from re-signing with the company, the preview read: “This could be the beginning of a whole new Revival or the first humiliation of many. There were some things that got out there that I don't think people knew the full story about.”. - The Revival's Scott Dawson posted the photo below with AEW tag team Private Party and wrote, "Tag Team Wrestling." The numbers that have been reported contract wise, $750,000 per year, the number was higher than that. Cash Wheeler on FTR potentially doing a Four Horsemen revival in AEW: “I think the idea is very flattering to be mentioned in the same breath as the Four Horsemen and any sort of revival of that. Could Ambrose and the Revival be the next major WWE talent pickups by AEW? February 18, 2020—The Revival continued to file trademarks, this time for "Top Guys," "Say Yeah," and "No Flips, Just Fists. Kent is a city located in King County, Washington, United States, and is the third largest city in King County and the sixth largest in the state.An outlying suburb of Seattle, Kent is also the corporate home for companies such as REI and Oberto Sausage. May 27, 2020—Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler officially debuted as FTR on AEW Dynamite. April 10, 2020—WWE granted The Revival its release. You may opt-out by. May 4, 2020—On Episode 202 of Being the Elite, Cody is seen drinking from a coffee cup that reads “FTR.”. I … Even though the company got a massive draw in FTR, the transition was not that easy. The Revival are once again the champions of the tag team division on the WWE RAW roster. The Young Bucks—an obvious choice of opponent for the newly minted Revolt—deciding to stay home during the pandemic may have played a hand in the timing of Wheeler and Hardwood’s seemingly imminent debut. Michael Dockins, the attorney The Revival hired to apply for these trademarks, is the same lawyer used by AEW stars Cody, Jim Ross and Arn Anderson. #FTR”. March 18, 2019—In another since-deleted tweet, Dash Wilder said the following in response to a picture of two young fans with toy WWE Raw Championship belts: “Please don't wish being Raw tag team champs on them. WWE issued the following statement regarding their release: Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder of The Revival releasedEffective today, Friday April 10, 2020, WWE and The Revival have agreed on their immediate release from WWE. FTR Debut Not Exciting For Existing Roster April 21, 2020—The Revival revealed its new post-WWE name: The Revolt. But I don’t there’s ever gonna be a way to copy that. The now-EVPs of AEW found themselves in a friendly twitter feud with The Revival where the four men bantered over who the better tag team was. The Revival Set To Be 'Top Guys' In AEW? Cryptic tweets, deleted tweets, controversial statements in interviews, shrewd trademarking and cozying up to the competition were all part of The Revolt’s arsenal in its yearslong saga as apparent malcontents desperately looking for a way out. 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And for fans who are asking about how the pause in tapings for AEW could come into play, that's only a minor issue. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. In an interesting note, Wilder filed for the “FTR” trademark on the same day of AEW’s launch. In 2012, I was featured in Bleacher Report's "Why We Watch" documentary discussing the career of Kurt Angle. I created the Pro Wrestling Bits YouTube channel. “There is no way that we are going to be staying here past June,” said Wheeler of The Revival’s tumultuous time in WWE. All Rights Reserved, This is a BETA experience. The possibly NSFW term was popularized on the Being the Elite YouTube series, which would later become the precursor to AEW. Was Scott Dawson's gear more than a coincidence? Subscribe at bit.ly/deezbits, © 2020 Forbes Media LLC. Tag Team Division Gets A Revival I've been a pro wrestling columnist and video blogger for a leading national sports website since 2010, and formerly of Bleacher Report, where I was a WWE columnist an host of the nearly 100-episode digital series WWE WTF. Remember this tweet.”, January 1, 2019—Dash Wilder (real name Daniel Wheeler) registered a trademark application for the term “FTR.” The trademark applied to “entertainment in the nature of wrestling contests; entertainment services, namely, wrestling exhibits and performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer.”. The description use remained the same. Because the individual stars made so much money, so people had that goal in mind to be an individual star here, and for us we knew that to make the most money, we needed to be a tag team, we needed to be a unit. WWE and The Revival are battling for intellectual property rights since it appears the duo are destined for AEW. While AEW have months of TV already taped from The Nightmare Factory in Georgia, it is the most likely next home for this tag team. On The Revival’s Release From WWE and a Future with AEW: “Well, it’s a big if, everything’s a big if, because I don’t know what The Revival’s goals are. I've been a pro wrestling columnist and video blogger for a leading national sports website since 2010, and formerly of Bleacher Report, where I was a WWE columnist an host of the nearly 100-episode digital series WWE WTF. FTR (The former Revival) debuts on AEW Dynamite WWE sent a cease and desist to the former Revival Related Topics: Dash Wilder , Featured , Scott Dawson , The Revival Cryptically, of course: January 11, 2020—Scott Dawson tweeted the following: January 12, 2020—Multiple outlets reported The Revival’s desire to be released centered around WWE’s lack of direction within the tag team division. And it all started with a tweet nobody could forget. My expertise in pro wrestling includes covering countless WWE and independent wrestling events live, including six WrestleManias. The latest episode of the Arn Show podcast featured AA fielding questions from his readers. Of note, The Revival—now known as The Revolt—confirmed longstanding rumors that WWE offered the team a lofty six-figure extension despite its unheralded role as a midcard tag team with limited credibility.
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