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The Revolt (currently known as FTR) is a professional wrestling tag team consisting of Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood. They are best known for their time in WWE as The Revival under the ring names Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson, respectively.

The team originally paired up in 2014, using the name The Mechanics, and then simply Dash and Dawson when they made their television debut on WWE NXT. The team adopted the name The Revival in 2016, referencing "reviving" the classic tag team wrestling style of the 1980s, which has led to the two being compared favorably to The Brain Busters (Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard)—one of the top teams of the 1980s. The team uses the phrase "No flips, just fists" to convey their more traditional, mat based in-ring style in contrast to the more high flying style of some contemporary teams. They were released from WWE on April 10, 2020.

They are the only team to have won all three of WWE's main brand tag team championships—the Raw Tag Team Championship (held twice), SmackDown Tag Team Championship (once), and NXT Tag Team Championship (twice), and are recognized by WWE as being the company's first-ever Tag Team Triple Crown Champions. They are also the first two-time NXT Tag Team Champions, and are the only people to have jointly won the WWE 24-7 Championship.

History

NXT (2014–2017)

In 2014, after returning from injury, Scott Dawson teamed up with a debuting Dash Wilder with the two performing extensively at live events under the name The Mechanics. The two made their debut on the July 17, 2014 episode of NXT, losing to the team of Bull Dempsey and Mojo Rawley. The duo made only one further televised appearance in 2014, losing to Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady on the October 23 episode of NXT, but continued to wrestle extensively at house shows.

The duo resurfaced and picked up their first televised win on the July 29, 2015 episode of NXT, defeating Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady. The duo were involved in an 8-man tag-team match that was taped prior to NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn. At NXT TakeOver: Respect, Dash and Dawson were defeated in the semi-finals of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic by eventual winners Finn Bálor and Samoa Joe. On the October 21 episode of NXT, The Mechanics' ring name was changed to Dash and Dawson. On the October 28 episode of NXT, Dash and Dawson would attack Enzo and Cass before their match, completely laying out Enzo while decimating Cass' knee, leaving him unable to compete. Due to an earlier victory over NXT Tag Team Champions The Vaudevillains, Dash and Dawson earned a title match on the November 11 episode of NXT, and won the match to become NXT Tag Team Champions. They successfully defended their titles against Amore and Cassady at NXT TakeOver: London. Beginning in February 2016, Dash and Dawson began performing under the team name The Revival.

On February 23, 2016, The Revival attacked Enzo Amore outside the WWE Performance Center. The team made their first appearance on WWE's main roster at Roadblock, successfully defending their championships against Amore and Cassady. On April 1 at NXT TakeOver: Dallas, The Revival lost the NXT Tag Team Championship to American Alpha (Chad Gable and Jason Jordan). On June 8 at NXT TakeOver: The End, The Revival regained the titles from American Alpha, thus becoming the first team to gain the NXT Tag Team Championship twice. On the July 6 episode of NXT, The Revival faced American Alpha in a two out of three falls match for the titles. While losing the first fall via submission, the two were able to score the next two to retain the title. At NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II, the champions retained their titles over Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano. In a rematch between Ciampa and Gargano (now called #DIY), The Revival would lose their tag titles at NXT TakeOver: Toronto in a 2/3 falls match after scoring the first fall via pinfall. At NXT TakeOver: Orlando The Revival would lose to The Authors of Pain in a Triple Threat Elimination Match that also featured #DIY.

Raw (2017–2019)

On the April 3 episode of Raw, The Revival answered an open challenge issued by The New Day. The Revival would defeat The New Day, and afterwards attack Kofi Kingston, who was not participating in the match,thus establishing themselves as a heel. On July 17, The Revival defeated the The Hardy Boyz (Jeff Hardy & Matt Hardy). The following week on July 24, The Revival defeated members of The Club (Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows). Their first title match was on August 4th during the SummerSlam Heatwave Tour, challenging the RAW Tag Team Champions Cesaro & Sheamus in three consecutive matches during three days of the tour. Four months later, returning from injuries, The Revival won their return match, defeating Heath Slater & Rhyno on December 18.

During the January 15th episode of Raw, The Revival won their first match of the new year, defeating Aaron Solow & Ricky Starks. They won a tag match at the Royal Rumble on January 28, defeating Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson.

Tag Team Championship reigns (2019–2020)

On the February 11 edition of Raw, The Revival finally defeated Roode and Gable for the titles, marking their first tag team championship win on the main roster. The following two weeks on Raw, The Revival were booked to lose to two different teams from NXT. This string of losses included against DIY and the team of Ricochet and Aleister Black. At WrestleMania 35, The Revival lost their titles to Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder ending their reign at 55 days. The following night on Raw, The Revival fought Hawkins and Ryder in a rematch, but failed to regain the titles. At The Shield's Final Chapter, The Revival once again unsuccessfully fought Hawkins and Ryder for the tag team championship in a triple threat match also involving Aleister Black and Ricochet.

After being drafted to Raw in the Superstar Shake-up, The Usos began a rivalry with Dawson and Wilder where The Usos would repeatedly embarrass The Revival on numerous occasions. On the May 20 episode of Raw, The Revival defeated The Usos. At Super ShowDown The Revival lost the rematch. On the following episode of Raw, The Revival defeated Hawkins and Ryder, and The Usos in a triple threat tag team match to win the Raw Tag Team Championships for a second time. The Revival defeated The Usos at Extreme Rules to retain the tag titles. On July 29, they lost the titles to Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson in a triple threat match that also involved the Usos.

On the August 12, 2019 post-Summerslam episode of "Raw", during a scheduled tag team match where The Revival were facing Lucha House Party (Lince Dorado and Gran Metalik, with Kalisto), the 24/7 champion R-Truth ran out from backstage, being chased by several wrestlers. The match was called off and The Revival performed a "Hart Attack" on Truth and simultaneously pinned him to become the first co-champions of the 24/7 Championship. However, in the same night, R-Truth pinned Dawson, with the help of Carmella, and regained the title.

The Revival began to align themselves with Randy Orton in a feud against The New Day. On September 15 at Clash of Champions, The Revival defeated Xavier Woods and Big E for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship, making them the first team to hold the Raw, SmackDown, and NXT Tag Team Championships, and thus the first-ever WWE Triple Crown Tag Team Champions. The Revival was drafted to SmackDown as part of the 2019 WWE Draft. They would drop the titles back to The New Day on the November 8 episode of SmackDown.

In the latter part of 2019, The Revival would align themselves with King Corbin, assisting him in defeating Roman Reigns at the TLC pay-per-view event on December 15, and becoming associates/members of Corbin's stable known as King Corbin's Court until early 2020 when they joined Sami Zayn’s faction to fend off Braun Strowman but that only lasted 1 week. They didn't appeared the following months and they were both released from their WWE contracts on April 10, 2020. Following their departure, the team released a video on their social media pages confirming their new team name to be The Revolt, along with the catchphrase, Fear The Revolt (FTR). Furthermore, Wilder changed his ring name to Cash Wheeler while Dawson changed his to Dax Harwood.

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