Earlier this week on SmackDown Live, we witnessed a tag team turmoil match with the winners advancing to the TLC pay-per-view to challenge Heath Slater and Rhyno for the titles.
American Alpha were victorious after hitting Jey Uso with the Grand Amplitude for the victory in a match which also featured The Vaudevillians and The Hype Bros.
TWEETING AS A HEEL
Following Survivor Series, fans called for numerous NXT stars to make a surprise appearance on Raw or SmackDown, something we often see the night after WrestleMania.
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With the events that unfolded on NXT TakeOver: Toronto, Shinsuke Nakamura and Samoa Joe were the big names that fans were calling for, while they also wanted to see The Revival on SmackDown; following their NXT Tag Team Championship loss to Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa.
It seems like Scott Dawson of The Revival caught wind of this, and commented on the rumours of a debut on the blue brand – and it didn’t go down too well.
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In a tweet which he has now deleted, he posted: “We’re the hottest act in tag team wrestling. You think we’re going to debut in a stupid multi-team gimmick match? #TheRevival #TopGuys.”
Now while it may seem like a typical heel move on Dawson’s part, as he attempted to gauge a negative reaction, he received some backlash from fans and fellow professionals alike.
Former WWE star Bubba Ray Dudley hit out at Dawson, replying with: “Great job. You managed to insult the entire creative team and your FELLOW workers in 1 tweet. Complete disrespect….”
Road Dogg also noticed what he said, saying: “Keep talking like that and you won’t debut at all! #OUDK”
Following the backlash he received, it didn’t take long for him to offer an apology.
He posted: “Admittedly my last tweet was stupid. I’ve worked w/ all those teams & have the utmost respect for them. Stupid tweet to try to rile fans.”
It’s clear he didn’t mean anything by his original tweet.
He and Dash Wilder have drawn a lot of praise for their work as no-nonsense heels, and in an age where social media plays a big part, an apology seems the wrong way to go about building a genuine bad guy.
What did you make of Scott Dawson’s tweet? Have YOUR say in the comments section below.