By Adam Blampied
So that’s what FTR stands for. It’s not For the Record, it’s not F the Revival, it’s not full-tilt republicans, it’s not fancy town rascals, it’s not finneas terrence rooterboob, FTR from this day forward stands for Fear The Revolt. Since being granted their release in the mass layoffs a few weeks ago, the tag team formerly known as The Revival have rebranded.
The Revival is now The Revolt, Dash Wilder is now Cash Wheeler and Scott Dawson is now Dax Harwood and I just want to say For The Record, goddamn you both on behalf of wrestling YouTubers everywhere that the man called Dash is now not the man called Dax, that’s going to give me a brain bleed. Anyway, the self-proclaimed ‘absolute best tag team on this planet’ took to Talk Is Jericho to speak about their lives in WWE and, most importantly, what The Revolt’s plans are for the future.
They Lied About Asking For Their Release
Anyone who has a passing interest in the dirt sheets (not the hey hey ho ho kind) will know that The Revolt were unhappy in WWE for a long time, but not even the press knew how far. The two fist-enthusiasts actually asked for their release in January 2019, 15 months before it was eventually granted. Their reasons, we’ll get into a little later, but they wanted to keep their grievances as in-house as possible so when asked about the rumours a few weeks after by the press, they straight-up lied about it, saying things got lost in translation.
They speak about leaving the initial meeting and suddenly being bombarded with texts. Despite them not circulating it, everyone in the company instantly knew that they’d requested their release. Seems like a jolly office dynamic.
They Thought The WWE Tag Titles Meant Nothing
Dax and Cash make it very clear in the podcast that it wasn’t sour grapes, or gripes over being personally mistreated that led to their release. Cash actually mentions the oft-derided Ucy Hot segments as being a benefit to them, proving they can do comedy if needs be. They said they timed the request so that they weren’t asking after a series of losses, they asked while their careers were going to comparatively well so WWE knew it wasn’t about that.
What led to their eventual departure from the company was WWE’s repeated failures to properly spotlight the tag division.
They list a number of things that offended them, Cash says:
“This is nothing against Braun, but he steamrolled the entire tag team division. And then a 10-year old won the titles at WrestleMania. And then no tag teams were featured at Summerslam, and at the last minute they added the women’s tag titles, which I’m all for, but it was so last minute that people didn’t know.”
It got so bad that the Revolt actively didn’t want to hold the belts. Cash said:
“I would rather lose to the tag champs for the rest of my career than hold them, because it’s just going to be seen as a failed championship run.” Nicholas could not be reached for comment at this time.