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WWE had big plans for The Forgotten Sons before they were pulled off WWE TV

Back in June, Jaxson Ryker found himself in hot water for his praise of President Donald Trump and his 2019 comments about Black Lives Matter. Not only did he get backlash from fans on social media, but also heat within the locker room. 

Shortly after that controversial tweet, WWE pulled The Forgotten Sons (Ryker, Steve Cutler, and Wesley Blake) off Friday Night SmackDown. 

At the time, Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful Select reported that they were in line for a push. Dave Meltzer later reported that Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaro would be replacing The Forgotten Sons in a feud against then- SmackDown Tag Team Champions The New Day (Big E and Kofi Kingston), which happened. Nakamura and Cesaro later beat New Day for the titles. 

Meltzer noted the latest Wrestling Observer Radio the group was originally set to win the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Titles. That all changed due to the controversial tweet. 

Meltzer stated, “They were gonna get the tag team titles and now we haven’t seen hide nor hair of them. I don’t know if we will, that was an unfortunate tweet for sure.”


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