Rusev and Scott Dawson

Rusev shares two little-known facts about Scott Dawson after WWE exit news

  • Rusev has shared some interesting memories about his time in WWE with Scott Dawson
  • The two men were tag team partners for a short spell in NXT
Danny Hart
Modified 10 Apr 2020, 22:08 IST

After WWE announced the news that The Revival have been released from their contracts, Rusev took to Twitter to reveal that he and Scott Dawson almost won the NXT Tag Team titles earlier in their careers.

The two men only joined forces on three occasions on NXT programming, with their final match as a duo coming against Big Cass & Enzo Amore in September 2013.


At the previous NXT taping in August 2013, the match between Rusev & Dawson and Cass & Amore came to an abrupt end when the referee ruled that Dawson stayed in the ring for too long after he had already tagged in Rusev.

As the RAW Superstar mentions in the following tweet, this prompted the referee to disqualify the team, even though the match was originally scheduled to have a different finish.

Rusev and Scott Dawson: What happened next?

Rusev became a dominant singles competitor in NXT following his brief alliance with Scott Dawson. He went on to appear in the Royal Rumble in January 2014 before permanently joining the main roster in April 2014.

While Rusev flourished on RAW and SmackDown, Dawson formed a new tag team with Dash Wilder in June 2014. Originally known as The Mechanics, the duo later referred to themselves as The Revival and they quickly became one of the most impressive tag teams in all of WWE.

Published 10 Apr 2020, 22:08 IST