The Revival (Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson) are one of the best tag teams in professional wrestling today.
After becoming 2-time NXT Tag Team Champions, The Revival emerged on the main roster scene in WWE. Despite making an impactful debut, the extremely talented tag team is yet to receive a breakout push on Monday Night RAW.
While there’s been no official confirmation, numerous signs have popped up in the IWC indicating that The Revival could leave WWE for All Elite Wrestling once their contracts expire.
On Wrestling Observer Live, Bryan Alvarez discussed the matter in detail in response to a reader’s question:
Did Dawson and Wilder request their release from WWE?
“The only thing I can tell you about The Revival right now is I don’t know if they asked for a release from WWE but I do know that they have been asking about doing more matches down at NXT. I don’t know if that would mean going full-time back in NXT. Obviously, there’s a lot of great tag teams in NXT. People love working house shows and they love working NXT shows. There are a lot of people that had more fun in NXT.”
“It could have been that they asked to do more NXT shows and they didn’t ask for a full release or maybe they did ask for a full release. Maybe they’ll get it, maybe they won’t. I don’t know. We’ll try to find out more info but that’s all I can tell you right now.”
All Elite Wrestling is shining on the horizon and it’s only a matter of time that the new promotion strikes a TV deal and goes live by the end of this year.
Sean Ross Sapp also reported on Fightful that WWE is concerned with The Revival possibly leaving the company.
“I’m careful to make sure not to say they outright asked for their releases, as I wasn’t told explicitly that’s what happened.”
Dawson and Wilder also flaunted the “#FTR” term on their trunks in recent weeks on RAW – a strong hint that the duo could be potentially headed for AEW, having already indicated their plans of working with The Young Bucks after their current WWE contracts expire.
For those unaware, FTR stands for “F*ck The Revival”, a catchphrase made popular by The Young Bucks over the WWE duo claiming to be the best tag team in the world.
In order to keep things straight in the PG Era, Matt and Nick Jackson resorted to the following:
On January 1st, Dash registered an application to claim the #FTR initialism, per US Patent and Trademark Office.