Cash Wheeler

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Cash Wheeler
Steven "The Fever" Walters.jpg
Wheeler in 2012
Birth nameDaniel Marshall Wheeler
Born (1987-05-17) May 17, 1987 (age 33)[1]
Asheville, North Carolina, United States[2]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Cash Wheeler[3]
Daniel Wheeler
Dash Wilder[4]
Steven Walters
Billed height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)[4]
Billed weight223 lb (101 kg)[4]
Billed fromKill Devil Hills, North Carolina[4]
Trained byWWE Performance Center
Debut2002

Daniel Marshall Wheeler (born May 17, 1987)[5] is an American professional wrestler currently signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW) under the ring name Cash Wheeler, where he is one half of the current AEW World Tag Team Champions with Dax Harwood in their first reign. Wheeler is best known for his time in WWE, under the ring name Dash Wilder. In WWE, he held both the Raw and SmackDown Tag Team Championships as well as the NXT Tag Team Championship and WWE 24/7 Championship along with his partner Scott Dawson.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Independent circuit (2005–2014)[edit]

Wheeler made his professional wrestling debut in 2005, wrestled extensively on the independent circuit under the ring name Steven Walters. He most notably appeared for NWA Anarchy, where he won both the NWA Anarchy Television Championship and the NWA Anarchy Tag Team Championship, and for numerous other promotions such as OMEGA Championship Wrestling, Resistance Pro Wrestling and Dragon Gate USA. He also wrestled internationally for promotions such as All Star Wrestling, Preston City Wrestling, and Pro Wrestling ZERO1.

WWE (2014–2020)[edit]

Wilder (right) with Scott Dawson as the NXT Tag Team Champions in September 2016

Wheeler signed with WWE in 2014 and reported to the WWE Performance Center, taking the ring name Dash Wilder. He immediately formed a tag-team with Scott Dawson, with the two performing extensively at live events under the name The Mechanics. The duo made their debut on the July 17, 2014 episode of NXT, losing to Bull Dempsey and Mojo Rawley. The duo made only one further televised appearance in 2014, losing to Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady on the October 23 episode of NXT, but continued to wrestle extensively at house shows.

Dawson and Wilder's team resurfaced and picked up their first televised win on the July 29, 2015 episode of NXT, defeating Amore and Cassady. The duo were involved in an 8-man tag-team match that was taped prior to NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn. At NXT TakeOver: Respect, Dawson and Wilder were defeated in the semi-finals of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic by eventual winners Samoa Joe and Finn Bálor. On the October 21 episode of NXT, The Mechanics' ring name was changed to Dash and Dawson. The duo would go on win the NXT Tag Team Championship from The Vaudevillains on the November 11 episode of NXT. They subsequently defended the titles against Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady at NXT TakeOver: London. Beginning in February 2016, the duo began performing under the team name The Revival.[6] The two made their main roster debuts on March 12, 2016 at Roadblock, again successfully defending their championships against Amore and Cassady.

On April 1 at NXT TakeOver: Dallas, The Revival lost the NXT Tag Team Championship to American Alpha (Chad Gable and Jason Jordan)[7] but the two won back the titles from American Alpha two months later at NXT TakeOver: The End.[8] At NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II, The Revival retained the titles against Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa. In a rematch at NXT Takeover: Toronto, Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano won the NXT Tag Team Championship in a 2 out of 3 falls match. At NXT TakeOver: Orlando, Wilder and Dawson lost to The Authors of Pain in a triple threat match for the NXT Tag Team Championship, also involving DIY.[9]

On the April 3 episode of Raw, The Revival answered an open challenge issued by The New Day. The Revival would defeat The New Day, and afterwards attacked Kofi Kingston, who was not participating in the match. On April 14, Dash Wilder fractured his jaw during an NXT match in Spartanburg, South Carolina against Hideo Itami and Shinsuke Nakamura which required surgery and would keep him out of action for eight weeks.[10] Wilder returned to in ring competition on the June 26 taping of Main Event aired on June 30, teaming with Dawson to defeat Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows by pinfall. On the June 25, 2018 episode of Raw, Wilder pinned Roman Reigns in a tag team match. On SummerSlam pre-show, The Revival lost to The B-Team (Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel) in an attempt to become the Raw Tag Team Champions. At Survivor Series, they were part of Team Raw, but lost to Team SmackDown in the 10-on-10 Survivor Series tag team elimination match.[11]

Following this they began a feud against Lucha House Party (Kalisto, Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado) and suffered various losses in handicap matches. On Raw, December 17, 2018 they defeated Lucha House Party, The B-Team and AOP in a Fatal 4-Way Match receiving a title shot for the Raw Tag Team Titles. During the next two Raw episodes they challenged Bobby Roode and Chad Gable for the titles but Dawson and Wilder were unsuccessful to win the matches in controversial fashion. Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer reported that the duo asked for their release from their WWE contracts following their match against Lucha House Party on the January 14, 2019 episode of Raw.[12] On February 11, 2019 episode of Raw, Dawson and Wilder defeated the team of Roode and Gable to win the Raw Tag Team Championships.[13] At WrestleMania 35, The Revival lost the titles to the team of Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder.

On the August 12, 2019 during a scheduled tag team match at Raw (the episode post-SummerSlam) in which The Revival were facing Lucha House Party (Lince Dorado and Gran Metalik, with Kalisto), R-Truth ran out from backstage, being chased by several wrestlers. The match was called off and The Revival performed a "Hart Attack" on Truth and simultaneously pinned him to become the first co-champions of the 24/7 Championship. However in the same night R-Truth pinned Dawson, with the help of Carmella, and regained the title. [14] The Revival began to align themselves with Randy Orton in a feud against The New Day. On September 15 at Clash of Champions, The Revival defeated Xavier Woods and Big E for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship, making them the first team to hold the Raw Tag Team Championship, SmackDown Tag Team Championship, and NXT Tag Team Championship.[15][16] The Revival was drafted to SmackDown as part of the 2019 WWE Draft.[17] On April 10, 2020, both Wilder and his tag team partner Dawson were released from their WWE contracts.[18]

All Elite Wrestling (2020–present)[edit]

After leaving WWE, Wilder (now known as Cash Wheeler) and Dawson (now known as Dax Harwood) adopted the new name of FTR and signed with All Elite Wrestling. They debuted on the May 27, 2020 episode of AEW Dynamite, entering the Daily's Place amphitheater in a pickup truck and attacking The Butcher and The Blade.

Other media[edit]

Wilder made his video game debut as a playable character in WWE 2K17,[19] and has since appeared in WWE 2K18,[20] WWE 2K19,[21] and WWE 2K20.[22]

Personal life[edit]

Wheeler stated in a May 2020 interview that all of his matches, his favorites were live event matches between The Revival and American Alpha during their NXT days. He stated that his favorite on-screen match was the match between the two teams at NXT TakeOver: Dallas, as, while he believed that the match between The Revival and DIY at NXT TakeOver: Toronto in 2016 was better, NXT TakeOver: Dallas had "a special magical atmosphere".[23]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

1 Wilder and Scott Dawson simultaneously pinned R-Truth to become co-WWE 24/7 Champions.

References[edit]

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  23. ^ Chris Jericho (May 6, 2020). "Talk Is Jericho: The Revival Of The Revolt". Web Is Jericho (Podcast). Event occurs at 1:08:16. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
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