WWE released longtime NXT performer and recent SmackDown talent Steve Cutler on Thursday.
Cutler confirmed the news on his Twitter, writing, "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."
Cutler signed with WWE in 2014, and was assigned to developmental. There, he languished in the system for some time before catching a break as part of The Forgotten Sons in 2018.
Teaming with Jaxson Ryker and Wesley Blake, the three received a viable run in NXT in late 2018 and throughout 2019.
The three were called up to WWE SmackDown in April 2020. Alongside Blake, Cutler challenged for the SmackDown Tag Team titles at the 2020 Money in the Bank pay-per-view in a four way match. Unintentionally, the match ended up being Cutler's final bout in WWE.
After controversial comments made by Ryker in the spring, The Forgotten Sons were removed from television entirely. It was reported that there was no heat on either Cutler or Blake for Ryker's remarks.
Cutler and Blake briefly resurfaced in December as minions of King Corbin on SmackDown.