Booker T's Advice To The Revival: Take The Money

The Revival reportedly once again requested their release from WWE in late January, though Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder remain under contract at this time.

The duo reportedly first asked for their release dating back to January 2019 and have reportedly turned down multiple contract offers over the past year. The latest report from Bodyslam.net states Dawson & Wilder turned down deals worth more than $700,000 per year. Fightful Select reported WWE offered The Revival reduced dates in a contract offer as well.

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Speaking on his Hall of Fame radio show, Booker T offered up the following advice for The Revival.

"If I could give them any advice, 'Take the money. Take what's behind door number one.' If they came to me and said, 'Hey Book, we're going to give you a million dollars a year. You're not going to win any titles. We'll give you TV time. A 15-year contract.' I'm gonna shut the hell up. I don't give a damn about no titles. Legacy and all that is okay. But if I had the choice of getting the money, and not working, I'm taking the money and I'm not gonna care about the legacy. I'm gonna take that $15 million and parlay that into 45 or 50. For me, it was about getting paid and parlaying professional wrestling into what I'm doing right now."

He continued, "If they would've said, 'you can take the money and work sporadically' or 'take the money and stay at home.' You would have never saw me again. I'm serious. I love the business. I got a school. I love watching these young guys going out there and live their dream. I loved living my dream as well. When I first got into the business, I had never left the state of Texas. And I was on a 15-hour flight to Japan. I'm on a flight to Germany. I'm on my way to The Islands. I went to North Korea. If I had to give it all back? No, I wouldn't. But, if they would have gave me $1 million a year, I could've taken all those trips anyway and got a chance to enjoy them instead of going to the building and then to the airport."

Booker started his career in 1989 and wrestled full-time until 2012. While Booker stated that he was proud of his career, his ultimate goal was staying healthy and setting up his life after wrestling.

"At 54 years old, the greatest championship I will win is to walk my daughter down the aisle without having two knee replacements. That's the goal. At the end of the day, that's what I'm talking about. Being able to work your way through [wrestling] instead of it working you," he said.

The Revival attempted to work an angle with Booker to set up a match with Harlem Heat, potentially for WWE Royal Rumble. But nothing came to fruition.

Dawson's contract is reportedly set to expire in April while Wilder's deal is up in June. WWE added extra time to Wilder's contract due to injury time missed.

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