WWE has released SmackDown’s Steve Cutler on Thursday evening. The news of his departure was indeed an unexpected development.
Dave Meltzer has now revealed an updated report on Steve Cutler’s WWE release. Steve Cutler and Wesley Blake recently returned to WWE TV on SmackDown and were booked as Baron Corbin’s lackeys. Meltzer reported that Cutler got sick, and the Corbin angle was dropped.
Fightful Select exclusively revealed that Cutler contracted COVID-19 in early january. Meltzer noted that Vince McMahon reportedly got ‘livid’ when he heard about it. It was termed as a ‘disciplinary reason.’ Steve Cutler is in a relationship with IMPACT Wrestling’s Deonna Purrazzo, and she might have possibly referenced her boyfriend’s WWE release with the following tweet:
It was additionally reported that Cutler’s New Year’s Eve party had a role to play as well. Vince McMahon had promised Roman Reigns and other wrestlers that the WWE would maintain a safe environment . Cutler was seen all around the talent, and it could have potentially jeopardized other performers’ health.
Steve Cutler was also training at the Performance Center as part of the ‘big men class’ on the day of his WWE release. The Newsletter report concluded by stating that Cutler is the first professional wrestler to be fired for getting COVID.
What’s next for the former SmackDown Superstar following his WWE release?
The Forgotten Sons were abruptly taken off TV due to Jaxson Ryker’s controversial comments. Cutler and Blake resurfaced on SmackDown a few weeks ago as ‘The Knights of The Lone Wolf,’ but the idea didn’t last for a week on SmackDown due to Cutler’s sickness.