Fans may have noticed WWE cracking down on rules in recent tag team bouts. Corey Graves made mention of referees doing a better job enforcing tag team rules on television this week and we saw a huge example of this during Monday's main event on Raw when Braun Strowman, the illegal competitor, was disqualified for hitting Baron Corbin, the legal competitor.
In case the new enforcement on old rules have you confused, The Revival is around to clear things up.
Everyone that thinks it’s a “new rule” that each team can only break up one pin attempt per tag match, shows how little the rules have been explained and how disregarded they’ve been over the years.— Dashiel Wheeilder (@DashWilderWWE) February 7, 2019
It’s not a new rule. Not even relatively new.
Illegal guy can hit illegal guy.— Dashiel Wheeilder (@DashWilderWWE) February 7, 2019
Legal can hit legal.
Legal can hit illegal.
But illegal can’t just come in and punch the legal. https://t.co/nwlLxFisQB
...and don’t even get us started on a legal, physical tag!— Scott Dawson (@ScottDawsonWWE) February 7, 2019
•Both feet on the APRON. (Not the bottom rope)
•Tag your partner from the WAIST UP. (Not the foot)
•Hold the damn tag rope!
It’s simple, really. https://t.co/K3oyRNOrvV
Rules are rules. https://t.co/WGaUsCdfwp— Dashiel Wheeilder (@DashWilderWWE) February 7, 2019
Now that WWE is operating under the official rule book and not Lucha House Party rules, the fortunes of Dawson and Wilder have seemingly changed.
The Revival scored a big victory on Raw, defeating Heavy Machinery, Lucha House Party and The B Team to earn a future Raw Tag Team Title match against Chad Gable and Bobby Roode.