Can you blame them for leaving? Things have changed quite a bit in the wrestling business in the last year and a half as there is now another major wrestling promotion to send some of the wrestlers. That is one of the biggest changes that could ever be imagined in the wrestling world and it opens up a lot of doors. Now, we have a better idea of why some wrestlers wanted to walk through those doors.
Earlier this month, the Revival was finally released from their contracts, allowing them to go elsewhere. The team is a shining example of two people who just did not fit in with the WWE, nor did the company seem interested in pushing them long term. That is a recipe for disaster, but it turns out that things were almost going to be an even bigger mess than we wound up seeing.
Cassidy Hayes of Bodyslam.net has released some photos showing how the Revival would have been repackaged as a comedy team. This move was rumored to have taken place in in early 2020 though nothing ever came of it. Cash Wheeler, formerly known as Dash Wilder, responded to the tweet, though he said that he was pleading the fifth rather than confirming or denying the accuracy of the photos.
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 (@Casshooole) April 18, 2020
Plead the fifth. https://t.co/yNdfvtAIde
— CASH (@CashWheelerFTR) April 18, 2020
WWE saw something in the team as a comedy act. Check out what they did on occasion:
Opinion: As ridiculous as this looks, I can’t say I would put it past WWE. I’m not sure if the company was trying to push Revival out the door but they certainly seemed to based on these photos. For the life of me I don’t understand why WWE felt the need to treat the team like this. They were over with the audience and could wrestle a good match against anyone. For some reason it didn’t work, but at least everyone is out now.
Do you believe the photos are real? What is next for the team? Let us know in the comments below.
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