The report notes that the duo have been unhappy with not only their own positions, but WWE’s overall presentation of the tag team division, which has been an afterthought for as long as I can remember.
Sources tell us the tag team’s decision to ask for their releases was based on how little time and respect the division is given. We’re told the duo is frustrated about the lack of promos, backstage segments and direction of the division. Not just for themselves, but the entire division … such as the tag match on Monday being used as a cutaway segment.
One source also pointed to The Club being an afterthought on TV after coming to WWE as a major signing and Authors of Pain being absent from television not long after their debut as additional examples.
We’re told the The Revival’s feelings on the subject boiled over on Monday after the tag team champions Bobby Roode/Chad Gable weren’t even featured on the show, so they asked WWE officials for their release. At this point, the request has been denied.
It is also stated that there has been further communication between the Revival and WWE since the request was made, but as of this point, it’s “unclear” if there has been any resolution.
The Revival still have a “decent amount of time” left on their WWE contracts, the report adds.