By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
Dash Wilder of The Revival spoke with the Mirror and was asked about reports that he and Scott Dawson requested their contractual releases from WWE. “Hmm, I won’t touch on it too much, but what I will say is that it was lost in translation,” Wilder said. “There were some things that got out there that I don’t think people knew the full story about. I don’t think it aggravated us, it kind of gave us… again, we like to be angry. We like to be mad at things and have something to fight for. So that gave us more fuel for the fire and we were like… ‘we’ll have fun with the internet over that, as they don’t know what’s what, so we’re not going to tell them otherwise.'”
Wilder also provided cause for optimism regarding tag teams being spotlighted more frequently coming out of WrestleMania. “I think things are going in the right direction,” Wilder said of WWE’s use of tag teams. “Right now, it’s a very difficult time for it, it’s a certain season and everything is dialed in and focused in on that particular area, if you know what I mean. There’s a show in a few weeks that’s kind of a big deal, so there are directions that are set in place that can’t really be altered. Come April, May and all that, I think we’ll see a lot more tag teams and a lot more screen time and storylines involving tag teams. I do think there’s a lot behind the scenes – we’re doing a lot to ensure that, and it will come to fruition in the coming months.” Read the full interview at Mirror.co.uk.
Powell’s POV: So Wilder neither confirmed nor denied that he and Dawson sought their releases. The duo has won the Raw Tag Titles since that time, so things have improved from them creatively. And here’s hoping he’s right about tag teams being spotlighted more coming out of WrestleMania. I continue to wonder if the plan is to have the Revival and the Hardys on the same brand for a lengthy tag team title program. Wilder also spoke about he and Dawson’s goal of having no redeeming qualities, biding their time after coming up from NXT, and more.
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