WWE announced through a press release that wrestler Steve Cutler reached an agreement with the company to end his contractual and employment relationship. So far the reasons for the departure are unknown.
Cutler wrote a message on his Twitter account: Unfortunately, today I was released. The decision was shocking but I am excited about the future and all the possibilities that lie ahead. Thank you for your support continued. 90 days the countdown begins.
Cutler was a member of the United States Marine Corps, serving two tours of duty in Afghanistan. Upon returning home, he joined the famous Moster Factory wrestling school in New Jersey and upon graduation, in 2014, signed a contract with WWE.
After spending many years in NXT without succeeding in breaking through in the development brand, Cutler would have a great opportunity in 2018, when he joined Wesley Blake and Jaxson Ryker to form Forgotten, Sons. They had several matches as teams, including the title opportunity for the Tag Team Championships in a Ladder Match at TakeOver XXV.
In 2020, Forgotten Sons were promoted to the main roster and became part of SmackDown. When they were about to receive a shot at the Blue Brand Tag Team Championships, Jaxson Ryker became embroiled in controversy when he voiced his support for then-United States President Donald Trump shortly after George Floyd’s death.
Despite Blake and Cutler distancing themselves from their partner, WWE decided to remove all three from the schedule. In December of that same year, while Ryker returned as Elias’ partner, Cutler and Blake joined King Corbin and formed Knight of the Lone Wolf but within a few weeks, Corbin reappeared alone on SmackDown.