Steve Cutler was in the Forgotten Sons and then he was a Knight of the Lone Wolf just prior to his release. There was another idea that he had for a stable name, but it just didn’t pass the test and make it on television.
While speaking to The House of Hardcore Podcast, Steve Cutler revealed that he had an idea for the Forgotten Sons, but he wanted to call them the Prisoners of the System. Of course, that would have made them POS, which would have been a part of the entire package.
“Blake and I wanted to go a different route from where everybody was going. We wanted to look grungy. We wanted to look like that Sons of Anarchy Jax and Opie look because it looked different and stood out more from how everybody was looking. Everybody had matching gear. We wanted to wear tights that looked ragged. That’s just who we are. We originally pitched the idea of us being called POS, Prisoners of the System, and they said, ‘We can’t do that because it sh*ts on NXT.’ We were like, ‘Yea, but people will connect with it because they will get it.’ I think people know now too, there is so much talent in NXT that’s just sitting there waiting, and that’s the story we were trying to get out. POS, for a crowd to chant POS, it’s great but we were playing on to it with Prisoners of the System. Of course, a few months later after we pitched that name, ‘Shock the System’ came out.”
Fans didn’t see POS in NXT, but you can never count out the idea coming back in Impact Wrestling. Violence By Is using several ideas that WWE never implemented for SaNITy, so you never know if they could use something called POS with Steve now that he’s in Impact as well.
What’s your take on POS? Would the stable have taken off? Sound off in the comments!
Thanks to Wrestling News for the quote