The Revolt – formerly known as The Revival – were involved in a long-awaited podcast with Chris Jericho in their first interview since being released from WWE. They continued the pattern of speaking to Chris Jericho in their first public interview, just like Brodie Lee, Matt Hardy and Jon Moxley did when joining All Elite Wrestling.
Cash wheeler and Dax Harwood – formerly known as Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson – spoke about numerous topics on the Talk Is Jericho episode. Including requesting their releases from the company and their respect for Brett Hart.
Cash revealed that the duo did request their WWE releases just over a year ago. They added that they asked quietly to keep it out of social media unlike others who have done so publicly.
Speaking about requesting their releases at the beginning of 2019, Cash Wheeler had the following to say. He also added that WWE promised them the Raw Tag Team Championships to persuade the duo to stay,
“At the time we were under the impression that we were going to get it [our releases], but things changed”.
Wheeler added that to ensure they did not look bitter towards the company about not being booked to win matches, they requested their releases when they were on a winning streak.
“After this loop, let’s wait until we’re on the upswing so it doesn’t look like we’re upset because we’re losing. Let’s wait till we’re on the upswing, and then ask. That way people know it’s not just about us, the tag division as a whole. We’re still adament that long term there is not enough attetion paid to the tag team divison. There are so many good teams there that can contribute so much more. We’d just beaten Lucha House Party, so we knew the tag titles were in our immediate future, and that’s when we asked. Because we wanted to make the point that we knew things were going decent for us, they’re going all things considered, but we’re not happy. The tag titles don’t mean anything”.
Once they were given their requested releases, WWE Hall of Famer Brett Hart sent a congratulatory message to Dax Wheeler which confirmed to them that they made the correct decision to leave.
“The day I got my release, I got a text from Bret Hart who said he was proud of me. When he sent me that text, I knew we’d done the right thing. Because the guy who is the king of standing up for himself – I mean he punched Vince in the face!- the guy who is the epitome of standing up for yourself took the time out of his day to text how proud he was”.
We wish The Revival all the best and cant wait to see them on All Elite Wrestling.
Thanks to Wrestletalk for Transcribing