The Revival made their debut on the WWE main roster two weeks ago, but the push the tag team received by defeating The New Day on back-to-back Raws has come to a halt for the near future after Dash Wilder suffered a broken jaw at an NXT Live Event on Friday. This explains why Wilder was ringside and tagging with partner Scott Dawson at the NXT Live event in Concord, when Dawson delivered a tremendous farewell promo.
The WWE confirmed the news on Monday afternoon and announced that he had his jaw wired shut and would be out for about eight weeks.
“On Friday night, following an in-ring injury to the right side of his jaw, we sent [Wilder] to the ER for a cat scan,” NXT medical personnel Dr. Jeff Westerfield told WWE.com. “The test came back showing a jaw fracture. As a result, he will be getting his jaw wired [Friday at 9 a.m.] and we are looking forward to him being back on the main roster in about eight weeks.”
According to Pro Wrestling Sheet, Wilder and Scott Dawson were involved in a tag match with Shinsuke Nakamura and Hideo Itami on Friday night at a live event, as the NXT tag stars, along with Nakamura and others, complete their farewell tour before making the move to the full-time WWE roster. It’s an extremely unfortunate injury and the timing couldn’t be worse as they were starting to make their presence felt in the Raw tag-team division after only two weeks.
The farewell tour is a nice way for NXT fans to send off their favorite stars to the main roster, but it also brings this possibility with it. I was at the NXT Atlanta show on Thursday, the night before Wilder’s injury, and in all of the matches involving superstars heading off to Raw or Smackdown, in the back of your mind you’re hoping they get through everything clean. In Atlanta, The Revival competed in a great triple-threat tag match against the Authors of Pain and DIY, while Shinsuke Nakamura and Hideo Itami tagged against Bobby Roode and Andrade Almas.
The timetable set forth by WWE’s medical staff would put Wilder back in the ring in mid-June, meaning The Revival are out of any title picture until then. We’ll have to see what they do with Dawson, if anything, in the meantime.