Throughout the United States of America people have took to the streets to protest the death of George Floyd, a victim of police brutality. Many across the States are channelling their anger towards the President of the United States Donald Trump due to his lack of action, use of insensitive language and inappropriate tactics.
Jaxson Ryker, Member of the Forgotten Son’s from WWE Smackdown, took to Twitter to show his support for President Trump.
Thankful for the @POTUS we have! God bless America. Built of freedom. Forgotten No More
— Jaxson Ryker (@JaxsonRykerWWE) June 1, 2020
Ryker’s Tweet did not go down well with his colleagues in the Wrestling Universe. An enraged Dave Batista called out Ryker publicly without naming him.
I’m just keeping him nameless because he’s a sorry ass motherfucker who I refuse to let ride my coattails. He gets no love from me. He gets no rub from me. And if he would like to discuss it in person we have enough mutual acquaintances that he will be able to find me easily. https://t.co/IW25S376L4
— Super Duper Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) June 2, 2020
Kevin Owens also replied to the Tweet said that he did not want to argue about Ryker’s tweet itself but was disgusted by his usage of his pro-wrestling catchphrase.
The freedom you speak of entitles you to speak your mind all you want. I’m not here to argue that. I just really need to tell you that I think you pushing your shitty wrestling catchphrase as all of this is happening is absolutely fucking pathetic.
Good night. https://t.co/d34xdOXZr6
— Kevin (@FightOwensFight) June 2, 2020
Mustafa Ali joined in to say that he was glad that Ryker posted the tweet when he did because now, he’s aware of Ryker’s stance. Ali criticized Ryker for praising someone who does not acknowledge what the African Americans are going through.
I’m thankful you posted this because I’m now aware of what you stand for. When black brothers and sisters are crying, you praise someone that refuses to acknowledge their hurt. https://t.co/O4xm5L3Rpl
— Mustafa Ali / Adeel Alam (@AliWWE) June 2, 2020
Ryker is part of the Forgotten Sons along with Wesley Blake and Steve Cutler. They are new editions to SmackDown and appear to be built up as contenders within the Tag Team division. It seems that in the ring he has a Tag Team partner, however looks like he is on his own in his opinions.
Although I am part of a tag team while I wrestle, I am my own person with my own thoughts and beliefs. It pains me to see what’s going on in the world. I fought for the freedom of our country and ALL of the people who live here.
— Steve Cutler (@SteveCutlerWWE) June 2, 2020
We are not sure what the aftermath of this thoughtless Tweet will mean for Jaxson. We are sure however that there will be more messages from his peers to disagree with his stance as the day goes on.