Jaxson Ryker is getting major pushback from his fellow WWE Superstars for a tweet supporting United States President Donald Trump.
There have been mass protests across the United States over the past week following the police killing of George Floyd. On Monday, Washington D.C. police prayed tear gas at protesters who were demonstrating on Lafayette Park near the White House.
In a public address on Monday, President Trump warned the public to expect more decisive force if cities and states do not take ‘necessary action’ themselves.
“If a city or state refuses to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their residents, then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them,” Trump said.
Shortly after the incident at Lafayette Park, Ryker posted a message on Twitter praising President Trump and proclaiming, “God bless America.”
Jaxson Ryker, a US Marine Corps veteran, wrestles on SmackDown as part of the Forgotten Sons faction with Wesley Blake and Steve Cutler.
Backlash to Jaxson Ryker’s Tweet
Jaxson Ryker’s tweet has been wide repudiation from WWE Superstars, including his Forgotten Sons partner Steve Cutler. Cutler issued the following statement on Twitter:
“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. It shouldn’t matter your race or however you identify, we are ALL human beings and ALL deserve to be equal. #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd“
Kevin Owens, Dave Bautista, Sami Zayn and Ricochet, as well as AEW stars Adam “Hangman” Page, Joey Janela and others, have also spoken out against Jaxson Ryker.