Jaxson Ryker Released By WWE

Jaxson Ryker has been released by WWE.

On Thursday, November 18, Ryker was among a number of Superstars released by WWE. This comes exactly two weeks from the day that the company released 18 other performers. In an internal e-mail, WWE head of talent relations John Laurinaitis cited budget cuts as the reason.

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Signing with WWE in May of 2017, Ryker (real name Chad Lail) spent the remainder of that year performing on non-televised NXT events. In February of 2018, he began teaming with Steve Cutler and Wesley Blake as The Forgotten Sons. The trio made their NXT TV debut at the end of August and were a staple of NXT's Tag Team Division until their main roster debut in April of 2020.

The group was taken off of television after a controversial tweet from Ryker, who was subsequently moved to Raw and paired with Elias while Blake and Cutler were eventually paired with King Corbin. Jaxson Ryker and Elias' partnership ended this past May, leading to a feud that culminated in a Symphony of Destruction match two months later.

Ryker's last match came on November 1 in a losing effort against Cedric Alexander on WWE Main Event.

Fightful will continue to monitor the story and report any and all updates.

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