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Jaxson Ryker On His WWE Tag Team With Elias: "We Have A Lot In Common, Our Beliefs, Our Work Ethic"

The unlikely duo came together late last year

Elias and Jaxson Ryker formed an unlikely partnership back in December 2020 and the pair have been together ever since. They have been involved in feuds with Braun Strowman and The New Day and they now find themselves facing off against AJ Styles and Omos. 

Ryker recently spoke to Wrestling Inc. about the partnership with Elias and the former Forgotten Son believes they work well together because they have a lot in common.

"[Elias] has been great, he is awesome. He is a good person first of all, he's worked hard and came from the indies, and stuff like that. So, we have a lot in common, our beliefs, our work ethic, whether it be dieting or faith, that we always talk about... I think we have a good dynamic, because there are moments where he is comedic, and I'll play off of that a little bit. We have had some fun with some backstage stuff, with kind of just our facial [expressions] and bouncing off each other. And I think that is something that can evolve," Ryker said.

The former Gunner then noted he doesn't know how long he and Elias will be together on-screen, but Ryker thinks their tag team has been beneficial to his career.

"We don't know what the future holds, if we're sticking together for a long period of time, we really don’t know right now. But I do know that it has been a lot of fun, just some of the backstage promos, because they have given us creative liberty. Instead of me being the Jaxson Ryker of NXT with the Forgotten Sons, who was a stone-faced killer all the time, there are moments where we're doing a live promo or whatever, where if I make a goofy face or say something stupid, that's okay. Because this is a new avenue for me, because I can act. I've done a few movies and still do auditions to this day. So I like to be able to step out of the box and show that 'Oh, this guy has a comedic side to him,'" Ryker added.

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