Speaking on the Two Man Power Trip podcast, Wesley Blake has given his thoughts on the pro-Trump tweets from Jaxson Ryker last year that put a stop to any of the plans that WWE had for the Forgotten Sons at the time.
During the height of the Black Lives Matter movement, Jaxson Ryker showed his support for Donald Trump, something that caused many within WWE to publicly call Ryker out.
On the matter, Wesley Blake had the following to say:
“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.”
Wesley Black and Steve Cutler have both been released by WWE, meaning Jaxson Ryker is the only member of the faction to still be contracted to the company.
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