Former WWE Superstar The Revolt aka formerly WWE’s The Revival were recently the guest on Talk is Jericho. During the interview they spoke about their last meeting with Vince McMahon and how their accents were a barrier.
Dax Harwood: “We heard it a bit. ‘You’re not gonna get much promo time.’ It’s one of those pet peeves. He (Vince McMahon) never said it to us. We actually brought it up to him, and he laughed about it and said, ‘well, I’m from North Carolina.’ And I said, ‘yeah man, I know.’ We didn’t understand it. I don’t think it’s just a Vince thing. I think it’s maybe a worldwide thing that just because you have a Southern accent, you’re perceived as being a dumbass. You’re perceived as not being intelligent as different parts of the country and different parts of the world, and that was one thing when Daniel and I first started teaming, I told him, ‘man, I really want to show people that you can be a Southern wrestler and you can be a Southerner without being an idiot.’ That was one of the things that I was adamant about. I didn’t want our Southern style to be portrayed that way.”
“The last meeting we had with Vince, we were telling him out grievances. He said, ‘man, you guys are so well spoken. We can send you out to the world, and you can do all these meetings and meet and greets.’ He couldn’t believe we’d be able to speak to the public. It was mind blowing.”
Cash Wheeler: “Anytime we had interactions with Vince, they always went really well. He was very open. He would listen. He was very responsive and complimentary to the point we were taken aback sometimes. He was aware of things that we didn’t think he would be, but it wasn’t just a Vince thing. A lot of the upper management there, they just think with a Southern accent, you’re only going to go so far. Maybe they’re right. I don’t know. I don’t think it’s just a Vince thing. I think it’s a worldwide thing where you’re just viewed in a limited basis if you have this accent.”
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