The tag team formerly known as The Revival has been hit with yet another cease-and-desist order, this time by WWE.
According to a report by Bodyslam.Net, the team now known as FTR, Cash wheeler (Dash Wilder) and Dax Harwood (Scott Dawson), were given a cease-and-desist order by WWE over a t-shirt that they were selling on their Pro Wrestling Tees merchandise shop.
The shirt featured an edited take on a reported comedy gimmick that was pitched for them by WWE before the duo left the company in early April. The duo spoke about the proposed gimmick on Chris Jericho's podcast, they actually admitted the way that it was pitched to them by Vince McMahon made the gimmick sound attractive, but it wasn't going to keep them from leaving the company when their contract expired.
"Vince hands us these (photos), I'll put my hand on the bible and tell you, I laughed out loud in front of everybody. It was me, [Dawson], Vince, Bruce Prichard, and Carano. They were all serious and started telling us why it would be a good idea. They talked about the Ucey Hot and back shaving stuff where we showed we can do more than be serious, straight-faced ass-kickers. We could show different sides and different levels of charisma, which we never got a chance to do, even though we asked a lot. We told them straight up, and I think this was when they realized we weren't bluffing or trying to negotiate a higher number, we looked at them as said, 'Here is the deal, these are not good. But we will do this until our contracts expire. We'll do whatever you want. We'll give 100% and have fun with it. But when our contracts expire, we're not re-signing. There's no way we're staying past June.' That was Friday at SmackDown. On Wednesday, we got a phone call saying we were pulled from everything," said Wilder. "The numbers that have been reported contract-wise, $750,000 a year or whatever, it was higher than that. It was more than that for us to do the clown, Cat in the Hat, Flava Flav stuff. We said, 'we'll do this until our contracts expire, but we're not re-signing for any amount of money unless it's way up there.'"
The duo was also hit with a cease-and-desist by Zane Riley and Caleb Konley over their Fear The Revolt as the latter Duo had been using the name revolt on the North Carolina independent scene for quite some time. Harwood and Wheeler later revealed, through legal counsel, that their name was always intended to be FTR and not anything concerning The Revolt. Learn more at this link.