There has been talk of a new gimmick for Steve Cutler and Wesley Blake when they return to television. I don’t know when they will return to WWE TV but one person I spoke with says that their current gimmick won’t work now because of what is going on in the real world with the protests around the country.
The Forgotten Sons (Blake, Cutler and Jaxson Ryder) were supposed to be in the title picture in a feud with The New Day but they were pulled from storylines after the backlash directed at Ryker for his praise of President Donald Trump and his comments about Black Lives Matter where he referred to the movement as “garbage” in a 2019 Facebook post.
As previously noted, there are several wrestlers in the company who were furious when they read Ryker’s comments on social media while a few others were willing to talk with him and try to help him understand why there is a Black Lives Matter movement. As of this writing, I have not heard anything yet on if Ryker has reached out to anyone in the locker room who was upset with him.
On this week’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown (see video below), Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaro were inserted into a feud with Big E and Kofi Kingston, in place of The Forgotten Sons.