The Revolt, formerly known as The Revival, were the guests on today’s episode of “Talk is Jericho.”
Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder, now going by the names Dax Harwood and Cash Wilder respectively, discussed with Chris Jericho what led to them leaving WWE. They were both unhappy with the direction of the tag team division, citing examples of Braun Strowman destroying the division singlehandedly one night and Strowman winning the Tag Team Titles with Nicholas at WrestleMania 34.
They spoke about the struggle to get a face-to-face meeting with Vince McMahon to air their grievances and what happened when they finally got that meeting.
“We had been trying for a while to get a meeting with Vince, but we knew it would be unlikely because the FOX transition and XFL were extremely hectic. He was busy. Part of our negotiation was we wanted to talk to him and air our grievances face-to-face. We had never talked man-to-man-to-man to say, ‘This is exactly why we don’t want to stay.’ It kept getting delayed and then we were told it might not happen. We were ringside, putting a match together, and [Mark] Carano texted us to say ‘meeting in Vince’s office. ASAP.’ We went straight to Vince’s office, he handed us these big foldouts, and the first page was us as we are now, you open it up and there were multiple versions of their vision for us. The pictures have leaked, they’re 100% legit, they were handed to us by Vince himself.”
The pictures mentioned by Wilder in the quote can be found here:
This was Vince McMahon’s plan to repackage The Revival as a comedy team. New music. New gear. Smfh pic.twitter.com/BHPeg2IewZ
— Cassidy Haynes of Bodyslam.net aka Buck Dancer (@Casshooole) April 18, 2020
“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. 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.'”
You can listen to the full episode of “Talk is Jericho” with The Revolt below. Quotes courtesy of Fightful.