Jaxson Ryker caused a huge stir when he tweeted out his support for former President Donald Trump while the 45th POTUS responded in his own way to nationwide Black Lives Matter protests. That tweet caused the Forgotten Sons to get taken off television and a tag team title run was also nixed. Just over one year later, Ryker is the only member of the faction still with the company.
Steve Cutler was released from WWE after he caught COVID-19. Wesley Blake was a part of the recent wave of roster cuts as well. Now Blake is able to tell his side of the story.
Two Man Power Trip recently spoke to Wesley Blake where Jaxson Ryker’s tweet came up. He said that members of the locker room were giving them flack and both he and Steve Cutler messaged Jaxson Ryker about what he posted, asking him to take it down. That didn’t happen, because Ryker is his own man.
“When that tweet happened, I got messages from a couple of the boys and they let me know. Steve texted me as well and we both messaged Ryker and were like, ‘Hey, we’re getting some flack here from the boys, maybe take the tweet down.’ Ryker is his own man and he didn’t take the tweet down. He thought he was doing something right. I told Ryker, ‘You didn’t tweet that thinking you were going to get in trouble or get us in trouble?’ He’s apologized to me several times and never meant to hurt our careers. He was just showing his support for something he believed in. That was that.
“Steve and I, once the tweet came out, we went the next day to the Performance Center and offered our apologies to everyone and the locker room to mend fences. We were told that this wouldn’t affect us. We were told ‘time heals all wounds’ and we were going to lay low for a couple of weeks and we were going to kick back in working with New Day. After a couple of weeks, that faded, and next thing you know we’re sitting at home all summer.
“We got a call in September, all three of us, saying they were going to bring us back as the Forgotten Sons, but they were going to change our look. They had an idea to bring all of us back together. Then, a month goes by, two months go by, we don’t hear anything and we find out in December that Ryker goes to Raw and we go to SmackDown and we’re with Corbin.
“When we went into the locker room, there was no heat on Steve and myself. We talked to everyone and made apologies on our behalf. There was no heat on our side from the boys standpoint, I don’t know from the office. When we talked to someone from the office, it sounded like there wasn’t heat there from creative because it sounded like they were going to keep going with us.”
That situation got the Forgotten Sons in a lot of heat. Now Jaxson Ryker is a short-haired babyface on WWE RAW every week. Steve Cutler has already debuted for Impact Wrestling and Wesley Blake is still under a non-compete clause.
We’ll have to see what’s next for Jaxson Ryker, but it’s likely that he won’t be taking own any tweets after he posts them. He had a big opportunity to delete that Trump tweet before it snowballed, but that didn’t happen, no matter what it cost the Forgotten Sons in the end.
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