Top Guys were offered top money.
WWE Hall of Famer turned AEW employee Jim Ross mentioned in an interview that WWE had re-signed an undercard performer who isn't even on television to a $500,000 deal. In digging around to find out who the talent was, Fightful learned that another offer was made -- but not yet accepted -- to another act.
Fightul Select sources informed us that Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder of the Revival were offered five year, $500,000 per year deals each in which weren't accepted, at least as of yet. The duo recently dropped the WWE Raw Tag Team Championships to Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins after a brief run as champions. Bodyslam.net has stated that the offer was actually $550,000 apiece annually.
Fightful reported back in January that Dawson and Wilder expressed discontent about their position within WWE, and asked for their releases. We were told that the company asked them to ride things out and see where they stood in the weeks that followed. A tag team title reign and WrestleMania appearance later, and things look like they remain the same.
WWE has experienced some of the heaviest roster and employee turnover ever in recent months. The writing team has lost Kazeem Famuyide, Dave Schilling, RD Evans and Road Dogg (at least temporarily) for various reasons. Luke Harper, Tye Dillinger, Mike Kanellis & Maria, Sasha Banks, Dean Ambrose, Hideo Itami, and numerous others have expressed frustration, asked or have been granted their releases.
It's worth noting that the situation could always change, but as of Monday afternoon, it didn't look like Revival had plans to accept the deal. The team was set for a meeting with the company Monday afternoon.
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