WWE Nixes Plans For a SmackDown Tag Team Due to Controversial Tweet

The current political scenario in the United States is highly volatile, and WWE isn’t safe from the situation unfolding in the country right now.

Several WWE stars like John Cena, Randy Orton, Triple H, etc. have spoken up on the issue, but Jaxon Ryker landed himself in troubled waters after his comments.

Ryker posted a controversial tweet a few weeks ago just hours after President Trump gave a controversial press conference and had peaceful protesters tear-gassed so he could stage a photo opportunity in front of a church in Washington, D.C. He was immediately called out by several individuals including former Universal Champion Kevin Owens.

It seems like Ryker’s comments have led to a halt in the push for his stable, The Forgotten Sons, according to Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful Select. It was reported that the trio was primed for a push before Ryker’s comments.

The tremendous backlash for the former Marine also saw his own team-mates, Wesley Blake and Steve Cutler call him out. It is rather unfortunate for the duo, who has to face the brunt of the comments made by their teammate.

The Forgotten Sons were in line for a feud against the New Day, but WWE has changed the plans, with Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaro seemingly replacing the trio in the title feud.

This wasn’t a fireable offense by Ryker, but it will certainly not help his case backstage, as WWE has already issued a statement in support of #BlackLivesMatter.