Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood, formerly known as Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson – The Revival, received at 10-page cease-and-desist order back on May 10th in reference to their tag team name. However, there apparently has been some confusion as to what the team will be called going forward, which was cleared up by their attorney.
It was reported earlier today via Mike Johnson and PWInsider, that Wheeler and Harwood received the cease-and-desist order over the use of the trademark “Fear The Revolt.”
Caleb Konley and Zane Riley, members of a North Carolina based independent tag team known as The Revolt, have been going by the name for roughly five years, have been vocal online about their displeasure with the news that the former Revival, would now be known as “Fear The Revolt.” The name Fear The Revolt however was never stated to be the new name for the team other than by dirtsheets.
Johnson wrote in regards to the cease-and-desist letter, saying:
“The Revolt are well-known in the independent professional wrestling circuit and are the current PWX World Tag Team Champions. Mr. Burnett and Mr. Riley sell a range of Revolt-branded merchandise including t-shirts, hats, and DVDs, as shown in Exhibit B. The Revolt has been their passion for years and they have literally put their blood and sweat into building The Revolt brand and connecting with their fans.”
It was also stated in the 10-page cease-and-desist letter that Konley and Riley attempted to reach out to Wheeler and Harwood, but were unsuccessful.
“[The Revolt] tried to reach out as friends but were rebuffed. Dax and Cash may enjoy playing heels, but this is not the ring. They cannot steal their former friends’ intellectual property without consequence. Their conduct is not only unlawful, it is truly shameless that they would willfully steal a name from those that worked so hard to build it up.”
Attorney for #FTR (Wheeler and Harwood), Michael Dockins issued a statement after Johnson reached out to him. Dockins stated that the former WWE Tag Team Champions will be known as “FTR” going forward, and that the letters will stand for different acronyms depending on different situations or scenarios.
“Our clients do not intend and have never intended to call themselves FEAR THE REVOLT. They have at all times and in every way made it clear that their tag team name would be FTR, and that FTR can and would mean different things depending on their storyline and creative. They are not responsible for and cannot be held responsible for dirt sheets and others incorrectly attributing to them a name other than the name they have chosen, FTR. In fact, when your client reached out to my clients “as friends” to resolve this matter they were informed that the tag team name is, was, and will be FTR and not REVOLT or THE REVOLT or FEAR THE REVOLT.”
We will keep you updated if we hear anything else about the cease-and-desist letter brought down on Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood over their trademark FTR.
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