As noted before, The Revival reportedly requested their release from WWE earlier this year, which was not granted by the company. Pro Wrestling Sheet’s Ryan Satin reported that the main reason for their request was due to growing frustrations over both the direction of their careers and the overall poor handling of RAW’s tag team division in the company.
The Mirror held a recent interview with Dash Wilder and one of the topics discussed included The Revival’s release request. Wilder said that the reports of him and Scott Dawson asking for their releases were “lost in translation.”
“Hmm, I won’t touch on it too much, but what I will say is that it was lost in translation. There were some things that got out there that I don’t think people knew the full story about.
I don’t think it aggravated us, it kind of gave us… again, we like to be angry. We like to be mad at things and have something to fight for. So that gave us more fuel for the fire and we were like… ‘we’ll have fun with the internet over that, as they don’t know what’s what, so we’re not going to tell them otherwise’.”
While discussing more about this topic, Wilder said that The Revival’s main goal as the current RAW Tag Team champions is to help elevate the division in the company, which he believes is starting to pay off.
“Where do I begin?! I feel like our work is just beginning now. We feel that winning the championship means nothing, it’s about what we do with them while we have them, and what we do to elevate their standing in the company. It’s about what we do with the rest of the division to elevate it, and make everybody reach their potential.
We’ve felt for a very long time that the Raw tag team division has some amazing talent and some great characters, and they need the right platform and the right platform to show that. I think, with us as champions, we’re going to do everything possible to do that.
For instance – and this might not sound like that much of a deal – last night was our first time on the main card of a pay-per-view since our call up to the main roster in 2017; we’d only done Kickoff shows. It was the first time that the Raw tag team titles have been defended on the main card of a pay-per-view for almost a year. We wanted that – to say we were on the main card. That was a step for us. So we’re finding life at the top as more work than ever, if that answers your question in the longest way possible!”