Former WWE Superstar Jaxson Ryker had a lackluster run on the main roster in his time with the company. The most memorable thing he did on the main roster was feuding with Elias after a brief stint as his bodyguard before having a few matches here and there. His final match before his release was against Karrion Kross.
Before this, he was a member of the Forgotten Sons faction in NXT. The group was called up together where they made their debut on SmackDown by beating Lucha House Party. However, they would not last long as they would soon be removed from television due to Ryker’s controversial tweets in support or then President Donald Trump in the summer of 2020. This would eventually lead to his release later the following year.
Ryker spoke of the tweets during an interview on the Wrestling for the Faith podcast, where he stood by the posts that led to his decline.
“That was just my tweet to show my support. The funny thing is before that, lord, I was looking through some history of things, I would tweet or Instagram certain things about Donald Trump. But for some reason, that day, I had tweeted about him before. To me, there was nothing wrong with that tweet. There was no racial undertone. There were no jabs. There was nothing but me saying God Bless America, and thankful for the President Of The United States that we had at the time.”
“I can see if there is something wrong with that tweet. But in my eyes, I said nothing wrong, and that’s where I stand on it.”
Ryker also discussed reactions to his post and said that his phone was receiving negative notifications non-stop. He said he received threats of death and of burning his house down after his address was leaked.
“I am sitting on my couch, and within a matter of 15 minutes my phone starts to just blow up. I start to get random phone calls from random numbers and I am like, ‘what’s going on?’ My wife goes, ‘what’s going on with your phone?’ Literally, it was like the end of the world had happened. Within the matter of an hour or so, I am getting death threats, I am getting cell phone calls.
“If I can number the amount of voicemails that came over my phone for that time, for at least a good week, well over one hundred. Voicemails, people threatening my family, my address within a matter of an hour or so was tweeted out. My new address. People said they were going to come to burn down my house.” (H/T WrestlingInc.com)