It would seem that since they got called up to WWE’s main roster, The Revival couldn’t catch a break—unless it’s in their bones.
Not long after Dash Wilder returned from his jaw injury, it was Scott Dawson’s turn to get hurt, as he went down with a bicep injury at a recent Raw house show. And while the good news, per Pro Wrestling Sheet’s James McKenna, is that Dawson’s surgery has gone well, the bad news is that he won’t be able to compete until December this year, probably leaving Wilder with nothing to do for the next four months.
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Then again, Dawson’s extended absence might not really be bad news, all things considered. Wrestling News wrote that complete bicep tears usually leave wrestlers sidelined for four to six months. Partial tears would require one to take about three to six weeks time off for rehab, which means Dawson’s injury may be “somewhere in the middle,” the publication added.
As mentioned above, Dawson's bicep injury at a recent WWE Live show at Halifax was the latest setback for The Revival in their main roster run. The two-time NXT Tag Team Champions debuted on Raw right after WrestleMania 33, but it wasn't more than two weeks later when Dash Wilder suffered a fractured jaw at an NXT house show. That took Wilder out of action until late June, and while The Revival had kicked off a three-way rivalry with The Hardy Boyz and The Club soon after, Dawson's injury effectively takes The Revival out of the picture for the meantime.
All in all, it's a pity that The Revival has been cursed with such bad luck since their post-WrestleMania arrival on the main roster. The North Carolina natives are clearly gifted in the ring, and their Shatter Machine is a thing of beauty when executed perfectly. It also helps that they aren't too shabby on the mic as a pair of old-school heels. And while WWE can try keeping Wilder busy in singles in the interim, a four-month absence for a newly-called up tag team could be a real momentum-killer.
We're still hopeful The Revival could return as a tandem without losing a lot of momentum, but if Raw bolsters their tag division in the months to come (especially if a team like the Authors of Pain gets called up), Dawson and Wilder could easily get lost in the shuffle and fall down the heel pecking order. Which is something neither man deserves, given their talent and potential.