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Report: Former WWE Stars The Revival Have Heat On The Indie Scene Over New Tag Team Name

Some wrestlers in North Carolina are not happy...

Yesterday, Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler released a video hyping their return to wrestling after their WWE releases. The video consisted of clips of famous protest movements like the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, and opposition to the Vietnam War. It also seemed to confirm the tag team's new name as "Fear The Revolt" flashed across the screen to end the video. 

Harwood and Wheeler's suspected new name has dropped them in hot water on the independent wrestling scene according to Mike Johnson at PWInsider. He reported that some on the North Carolina indie circuit are unhappy with them using "The Revolt" because Caleb Konley and Zane Riley have been known as "Revolt!" for over five years. 

Konley and Riley have put out tweets over the past few days voicing their opposition to FTR, and have been retweeting support from fans and other wrestlers. 

Riley tweeted: "Hey @DaxHarwood and @CashWheelerFTR! If ya need ideas for merch or gear or anything we got 5 years worth it just boppin' around!

His tag team partner later posted: "Imitation really isn't the best form of flattery #revolt #ftr."

Whether Harwood and Wheeler decide to use "The Revolt" going forward remains to be seen. However, they do own the trademark for "Fear The Revolt" so they could seemingly use the full phrase as their tag team name. 


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