The bad boys in their little gray trunks isolate Shane, injure his knee, and have their way.
In interviews, the Revival talk like classic Heels, mentioning how they injure their opponents or end careers to get ahead. This is a riff on the old Ruthless Heel gimmick, the brutal attitude that sends tingles through my brain when I hear dangerous villains threaten my heroes.
For example, here is a quote from a recent Revival interview on WWE.com:
“We’re in the ring to do one thing: get the winners’ part of the money. If it means ripping Big Cass’ MCL or tearing Aiden English’s knee to feed our bank accounts, that’s OK with us. Zero remorse.”
Yeah. Talk dirty to me.
Nick Miller is usually the Rescuer for his team, rushing in to save poor, helpless Shane Thorne and destroy their enemies.
But in this match, Nick is shown to be ineffective against the big bad wolves, who work together to pummel him.
Dash Wilder dusts off an old Arn Anderson maneuver – the dreaded Belly-to-Belly Spine Buster. Talk about a “revival.”
Actually Dash resembles Arn with that thick, manly build, so it’s no wonder he is reviving this classic Arn move.
Every good Tag Team needs some bad foes to persecute and punish them, and the Revival are the perfect foils for TM-61. Both these teams fit their respective molds so well, and use such sweet moves, it’s just a pleasure to watch Tag Team matches on the WWE Network these days.
Nick Miller somehow rolled up one of the Revival guys and won the match. The alpha males are furious about their loss.
So the Revival attach the Australian pretty-boys — determined to injure poor Shane Thorne and end his career!
To finish him off, they employ their devastating Knee Cracker. Dawson ties Shane’s legs in a knot, then Dash sails off the top rope with a Flying Stomp.
SNAP! There goes Shane Thorne’s career. What utter heartless brutality by these evil brutes!
How do these rough killers get away with vicious tactics like this — deliberately injuring men after the matches are over?! This is just like the raunchy, brutal pro wrestling I witnessed in the 1970’s and 80’s (damn, I miss those days but it’s great to see a revival.)
Poor Shane, nearly in tears, is helped to the locker room — one of my favorites has been humbled, hurt, and knocked out of commission thanks to those cheating bastards!
They’ve harmed other wrestlers this same way and show zero remorse! There is something compelling about heartless Heels like the Revival, especially when they cross paths with really handsome guys like TM-61.