— WWE announced yesterday that Steve Cutler, formerly of the Forgotten Sons tag team, was released from his contract. Fightfulselect.com has more details on the release, confirming that it was entirely WWE’s decision and that the move likely stemmed from some backstage heat that Cutler had with Vince McMahon. As per the report, McMahon wasn’t happy when Cutler tested positive for COVID-19 back in January. Around that time, Cutler and tag team partner Wesley Blake were both trying to get back on TV, but likely due to the heat, it never happened. Cutler instead headed down to the Performance Center and volunteered to take bumps for some of the company’s big men who were also down there training as per a McMahon directive. Finally, it was noted that despite giving him his release, WWE is open to working with Cutler down the road.
— Cutler released the following statement, acknowledging the release and stating that it came as a shock. He also revealed that he has a 90-day non-compete clause that takes effect immediately.
Unfortunately, today I was released. It was shocking, to say the least. But, I am excited about the future and all the possibilities in front of me.
Thanks for your continued support.
90 days… the countdown begins
— Steve Kupryk (@SteveCutlerWWE) February 5, 2021