Jaxson Ryker tweet praising the U.S. President while using his WWE catchphrase irks fellow WWE wrestlers

By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

Jaxson Ryker (Chad Lail) tweeted in support of U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday and included his WWE catchphrase. Ryker wrote: “Thankful for the @POTUS we have! God bless America. Built of freedom. Forgotten No More.” Several of his WWE co-workers have taken issue with the tweet. Their responses are available below. Please note that some of the tweets below contain NSFW language.

Powell’s POV: Ryker has the right to express his opinion. His co-workers also have the right to let him know if they feel his opinion and/or using his his pro wrestling catchphrase is idiotic. For what it’s worth, Ryker has not deleted the tweet that went up shortly after Trump had a crowd of peaceful protesters teargassed so that he could pose for a photo while standing in front of a church.

Readers Comments (9)

  1. They just said (Pelosi and Dems) Tear Gas was not used. So she moved on to condemn his use of the bible.

    • No, they used the equivalent of it. From a local DC news story: “The OC gas causes the same tears and tight breath as tear gas, and comes out green.” So you are splitting hairs to defend the President of the United States having police use gas on peaceful protestors so that he could get his photo taken at a church because he wanted to play to his religious base.

      • “Distinction without a difference”

      • Write This Way June 3, 2020 @ 6:12 pm

        Tear gas hasn’t been used in most places for over a decade. I did training exercises for various police and other organizations for years (Secret Service, FBI, etc), and they were using OC spray at least as early as 06.

        • I feel so much better knowing that the riot control agent that the President of the United States had unleashed on peaceful protesters so that he could take a photo doesn’t fit your definition of tear gas. I hope we can continue to split hairs and ignore the absolute insanity that occurred.

          • From an AP story: “Federal institutions such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense have listed tear gas as the common term for riot-control agents. Whether the common or formal term is used, the effects on people are the same.”


          • Write This Way June 3, 2020 @ 9:37 pm

            Kudos on going with your typical woke hot take bullshit and missing the point. I was agreeing with you and supplying anecdotal evidence that you were correct in saying it’s not a meaningful difference.

            But, you went full self-righteous, brain dead asshole as usual.

            I notice you haven’t said a peep about the blatant hypocrisy of AEW “banning” people that don’t work for them while still employing Mike Tyson and Chris Jericho.

  2. It sure didn’t seem like you were agreeing with me. If so, then I’ll do something that you seem incapable of doing based on reading many of your many posts. I apologize. I misunderstood what you wrote and I’m still don’t think it comes off very clear after reading it a few times, but I’ll take your word for it.

    Now I encourage you to follow my lead and apologize for some of the mean spirited shit you’ve written about Nyla Rose lately. You can call it a woke take all you want. Turn on the TV and watch all but a couple of channels and you’ll see that the world is changing right before your eyes. Don’t get left behind.

    • Oh, and I forgot Tyson and Jericho. Tyson has been in movies, entered the WWE HOF, etc. since he did time. With Jericho, I assume you’re referring to the All Lives Matter issue? Full disclosure, I was far more concerned with what was happening in the Twin Cities and eventually elsewhere and just didn’t follow it closely when that controversy was really playing out over the weekend. I barely updated because I was more concerned about my state and what was happening in the world.

      And I can’t really say much. It’s nothing I recall saying publicly, but I do remember thinking initially that they should have called it All Lives Matter to avoid all the obvious rebuttal. I’ve certainly come around to respecting the idea that black lives must matter before all lives can matter. I listened and learned, and hopefully he will as well. But it’s definitely something that I intend to discuss with Jake tomorrow during Dot Net Weekly.

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