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Dax Harwood: Vince McMahon Said The Revival Being ‘The Next Arn And Tully’ Was A Problem, I Took It As A Compliment

Dax Harwood will never forget that Vince McMahon tried to ruin The Revival’s biggest WWE accomplishment in 2019.

On the latest episode of FTR with Dax Harwood, the All Elite Wrestling star recalled when The Revival became the first-ever WWE Triple Crown Tag Team Champions by defeating The New Day for the SmackDown Tag Team Titles at Clash of Champions 2019 and how Vince McMahon nearly ruined their moment afterward backstage.


“We come to the back, and Vince is there waiting for us off his headsets. And I’m hoping that since he’s off his headsets, he’s gonna tell us that was incredible. ‘That was a great jump. That was storytelling,’ right? So he comes to us, he goes to New Day and says, hey, great job, guys. Thank you. I appreciate that. They walk off he leaves me and Cash there. And that’s when he says, ‘Everyone tells me that you guys are the next great tag team. Everyone tells me you’re the next Arn and Tully. Well, that’s your problem. You are the next Arn and Tully. You’re just great wrestlers, that’s all.’ And he walks off.

“And like this son of a bitch thinks that he just hurt my feelings by saying that, but he didn’t. He made my dreams come true by telling me that we’re the next Arn and Tully. That we’re just a great tag team. We’re just great wrestlers, and he just didn’t like us. He wasn’t enamored with us. I think it had a lot to do with this accent that I have coming from North Carolina because he’s from North Carolina. [Vince’s] real father grew up in North Carolina. He went to East Carolina, and he hated that whole culture. And I think that maybe the accent or maybe just us, in general, reminded him of that. Maybe he just didn’t like us, period. That’s okay too. Maybe he didn’t like us for our work; that’s okay too. But he didn’t like us for some reason. And he made sure to tell us that that day with our brand new belts in our hands on a high.

Dax Harwood ended his story by stating that with Vince McMahon back at the helm in WWE, what he does next in the world of professional wrestling is even more questionable than before.

“We’re the first-ever WWE Triple Crown Tag Team Champions, WWE RAW, WWE SmackDown, WWE NXT. No one else had ever done it at the time, except for us,” Dax Harwood said. “And we’re so proud of that moment, and he decided to take a shit on us in that moment. And that’s the kind of thing as a human being I will never forget, how you try to make people feel. Because the fans were with us, so obviously, we didn’t hurt your business.”

“We went out there, put our life on the line for you for your company, and coming back to the back with as much endorphins running through our body, and you decide to say that to us? That’s one of the things I can’t ever forget. And we talked about what I’m going to do in the future. And now that I think about that, and with him back at the helm makes things a little questionable for me.”

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What do you make of Dax Harwood’s comments? Are you surprised Vince McMahon would do this after The Revival achieved such a significant WWE milestone? Let us know your thoughts by sounding off in the comments section below.

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