Everything You Need to Know About Steve Cutler’s WWE Release

Published 02/05/2021, 8:38 AM EST


We’re officially into WrestleMania season, and while the entire WWE Universe and Superstars are gearing up for the biggest night of the year, there are some who won’t. WWE released Steve Cutler, who we recently saw as one of King Corbin’s knights on SmackDown. Let’s take a detailed look into this sudden release of Cutler.

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WWE abruptly releases SmackDown’s Steve Cutler

WWE announced the shocking release of Steve Cutler after only ten months on the main roster. A Jaxson Ryker release would’ve seemed logical, but why Cutler?

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Well, even Steve Cutler himself doesn’t know. He tweeted his feelings after his release from the WWE.

According to Fightful Select, Steve Cutler caught heat with WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon after he tested COVID positive early last month. They also revealed that he and partner Wesley Blake were trying to make a return, but it didn’t happen and Cutler was released soon after. We don’t know if Wesley Blake’s release is coming.

The reason of the release may sound absurd, but it may be possible that Vince McMahon had plans for Cutler and Blake with King Corbin, and they got stalled due to Steve Cutler unfortunately getting COVID-19.

The Forgotton Sons looked strong after they made their main roster debut last year. Sadly, a tweet by Ryker derailed all momentum for Cutler and Blake.

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The irony, Jaxson Ryker is back on WWE Programming while Blake is waiting for a chance, and Cutler got his papers served. However, a return down the line is very much possible as Cutler shared a very good rapport with the top men at the WWE Performance Center.

Steve Cutler transitioned to professional wrestling in 2013 after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. Cutler spent almost five years in NXT before moving to the main roster with the rest of The Forgotten Sons. Let’s not come to conclusions, as there are always two sides to a story.

We wish the best for Steve Cutler and hope to see him thrive in the independent pro wrestling scene. Do you think the same? Let us know in the comments below!

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Ishan Chavan

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Ishan Chavan is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Being a Journalism graduate, Ishan has over six years of experience in the Media Production Industry, having worked with Viacom 18's streaming platform, Voot. A wrestling fan since childhood, Ishan's favorite wrestlers are Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, and Chris Jericho as he feels these three have the perfect blend of wrestling and promo skills, especially Jericho.

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