On the previous episode of SmackDown, Heavy Machinery competed against The Revival in a Miracle on 34th Street Fight. Otis, whose confidence was built after receiving a ham and a kiss from Mandy Rose, came into the match with a great deal of momentum.
The conclusion of the match saw Otis pin Scott Dawson after executing the Compactor with assistance from his partner, Otis.
Following the match, The Revival cut a promo stating how their legacy has become a joke because they are wrestlers and not “sports entertainers.” To even further add the their embarrassment, Elias comes out a sing a them a song, filled with disparaging one-liners, and even making a reference to Caitlyn Jenner.
“A Miracle on 34th Street Fight. Ladder matches. You got Christmas trees, you got legos. That’s our legacy,” said Dash Wilder. “That’s what our lives work has come to now? Every single week, it’s a different gimmick, it’s a different joke. And it’s a joke at our expense.”
On a recent episode of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer explained why The Revival was embarrassed on SmackDown.
“Obviously, they’re trying to bury them to make them look like clowns before they leave,” said Meltzer. “And, I think whenever they do that, the fanbase completely sees through it… the best thing to do to take them off television.”
Meltzer guessed that their contracts are at least “maybe 700 each, but maybe more.” Although he does not know what the offer would be from other companies, going to somewhere like AEW would give them peace of mind, since the level of competition would be better, and their schedule would be lighter.
Currently, AEW stars are wrestling only once a week, compared to WWE superstars competing three to four times a week. This allows those with families to have more free time, as well as more longevity from a career perspective.
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