WWE Announces The Revival Have Been Released

The Revival are no longer with WWE.

WWE announced that the company and the former tag team champions have agreed to their release, starting today. Both Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder have yet to publicly comment on the matter.

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From WWE:

Effective today, Friday April 10, 2020, WWE and The Revival have agreed on their immediate release from WWE. We wish them all the best in their future endeavors.

Back in mid-March, Fightful reported that The Revival either weren't getting paid, or that it was "extremely scaled back" because they've already exceeded their downside guarantees. This comes as both Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder were going to have their respective contracts expire in the coming weeks and months. Last year, Fightful also reported that Dawson and Wilder expressed discontent about their position within WWE, and asked for their releases. They were then offered new multi-year deals, but didn't accept those deals. 

Weeks ago, Wilder filed to trademark "Cash Wheeler" as WWE owns the trademark for "Dash Wilder." In February, The Revival applied to trademark the terms “say yeah,” “top guys,” and “no flips, just fists.”

In a prior report, word among the locker room was that Dawson and Wilder were making efforts to gain an amicable exit from WWE and hoped to be released at the same time. They have been seen on WWE television since the January 31 episode of SmackDown and have wrestled a handful of WWE live events. 

According to Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet, The Revival does not have the typical no-compete clause most wrestlers who are released from WWE have to abide by.

The Revival began teaming together in NXT starting in 2014 as The Mechanics before changing their name to The Revival. Together, they became two-time NXT Tag Team Champions and later won the Raw and SmackDown Tag Team titles, becoming the first tag team in WWE history to win all three of those tag championships.

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