It can be argued that following the Superstar Shake-up, the tag team division on SmackDown LIVE has only managed to get even more competitive compared to Monday Night RAW.
The blue brand had been drawing plenty of praise for the work several teams did in the tag team division, most notably the New Day and The Usos. While The Bar helped to carry Monday Night RAW’s tag division, it was clear that the work the Tuesday night show was doing was slightly better.
When you take into account that Sheamus and Cesaro of The Bar and The Club have also arrived at SmackDown - along with the impending debut of SAnitY - it’s going to take something special from the RAW side to compete with the opposing brand.
RAW does have some good teams; The Deleter of Worlds are the champions, fans are eager to see what Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre can achieve while there’s also a lot of potential in the Authors of Pain.
However, according to Mike Johnson of PWInsider, WWE may have all but given up on one team the fans used to love, despite them portraying villains.
Recently, Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson of The Revival suffered a loss against Bray Wyatt and Matt Hardy; the latest in a long line of signs that show the former NXT tag team champions simply can’t break through to reach that next level many assumed they would after a brilliant run in WWE’s developmental brand.
However, Johnson has since highlighted that the signs are there that The Revival’s position in WWE isn’t great, while the fact that WWE being uninterested in them suggests they might have practically given up on ever pushing them.
According to Ringside News, he said: “They are wasting Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder away.
“They have had the worst luck in the world. They came up, they started to get a push. Scott Dawson got hurt. I mean, Dash Wilder got hurt, and he came back. Immediately after he came back, Dash Wilder broke his jaw, and it was just one thing after another.
“They have had bad luck, and the company is obviously uninterested in them.”
At one stage, big things were predicted for The Revival after they dominated the NXT tag team scene, and the reaction they received on the night they debuted after WrestleMania spoke volumes on how high WWE fans were on them when they stood opposite the New Day.
However, when stars like Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel are in more prominent spots, it is a clear sign that things haven’t looked great for The Revival for a while as they don’t feature in the big spots and are usually limited to shows like Main Event.
They are advertised to compete on some NXT house shows, while Johnson also suggested that taking them off television would be the wise move.
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