How much is WWE Jaxson Ryker’s net worth? The Republican wrestler has an estimated net worth of US$659.000. He is currently signed to WWE where he is noted for joining Wesley Blake and Steve Cutler as The Forgotten Sons. Before entering sports entertainment professionally, he has served the United States Marine Corps during the Iraq wars. He started wrestling in 2001 and took nearly two decades to break into the WWE. He is yet to establish himself as a prominent name although he has marked his way into the SmackDown roster.
What is Ryker’s real name?
His real/ birth name is Chad Lail. During his professional wrestling career, he has appeared in different ring names like Jaxson Ryker, Gunner, Phil Shatter and Phill Shatter.
How old is wrestler Chad Lail?
He is 39 years old as of 2021. His date of birth is recorded on June 6, 1982.
He was born in Hickory, North Carolina.
Is Ryker married? Who is his wife?
Yes, he is a married man. His wife’s name is Stacy Lail. They are blessed with a daughter from their married life. Her name is Ava Lail. If you want to find Ryker’s better half on social media, Stacy’s is active on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/stacy.lail wherein her bio description, has stated that she has a happy personality with a heavy soul.
Ryker is a family man and gives equal importance to his wife and daughter. He never hesitates to allocate time for his dear ones and is seen having quality time spent with his family. The beautiful couple possesses many things in common including their interest in fitness.
Controversy Tweet: What did Jaxson Ryker say?
Jaxson Ryker is a Republican and openly supports Donald Trump. His tweet on the support of Donald Trump during the Black Lives Matter movement made him receive huge criticize from fans and fellow wrestlers including Kevin Owens, Mustafa Ali, and Sami Zayn. He got a ton of heat as he supported calling the military on protestors during the movement. His statement made him receive a ton of negative tweets.
This incident made the Forgotten Sons pulled from television after which Ryker deleted his Twitter account. The Forgotten Sons were very close to earning the SmackDown Tag Team Titles but Ryker tweet made the stable surround with troubles. When he was sinking in deep water following the failure of his efforts to justify himself later, US President Donald Trump’s son showed support towards him.
How tall is the former veteran?
Ryker stands at a perfect height of 6 feet and 1 inch or 185 cm and weighs about 111 kilograms or 245 pounds.
He served the United States Marine Corps during the Iraq war as a machine gunner. Laster, he was promoted to the rank of a lance corporal.
Early wrestling career
In 2001, he signed with NWA Anarchy after which he made his debut as Phil Shatter. He won his first title by defeating Ace Rocwell making him earn NWA Anarchy Heavyweight Champion. On January 17, 2009, he received the NWA National Heavyweight Championship. He lost the title to Chance Prophet on February 19, 2011, which made him set the record of holding the title for the longest time.
He got victorious against Chase Stevens for the SAW International Heavyweight Championship but because of his TNA schedule, he was forced to vacate the title in June 2011. On April 3, 2010, he made his appearance at Ring of Honor’s The Big Bang! pay-per-view where he successfully defeated Zack Salvation.
Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling
He made his TNA debut on June 23, 2010, tapings of TNA’s Impact! television show. He started using the ring name ‘Gunner’ and teamed with Mikael Judas who used the name ‘Murphy.’ They attacked Jeff Hardy and Mr. Anderson. The duo later aligned with Jeff Jarrett and together they beat down Samoa Joe on the October 21 edition of Impact!. Gunner and Murphy helped Jarrett win a match against Samoa Joe at the Turning Point pay-per-view. They faced Joe in a handicap match and recorded a loss. They turned into the members of the Immortal stable and their involvement with Jarrett started declining.
They defeated Ink Inc. (Jesse Neal and Shannon Moore) marking their first win in TNA at the December 9 tapings of Xplosion. They participated in the six-man tag team match on February 13, 2011, at Against All Odds adding Rob Terry in their team but they lost to Scott Steiner, James Storm and Robert Roode. Both Gunner and Murphy moved to the active roster from just security guards when they signed two–year contracts with TNA. They got victorious against Eric Young and Orlando Jordan on the February 24 edition of Impact!. They got the opportunity to face Beer Money, Inc. (James Storm and Robert Roode) in the TNA World Tag Team Championship but couldn’t grab the title.
He started a feud with Garett Bischoff (Immortal’s former referee). They faced on the November 10 edition of Impact Wrestling where Gunner lost the match following the interference made by Ric Flair. He fought against Rob Van Dam on January 5, 2012, edition of Impact Wrestling where he failed. He was able to defeat Van Dam after three days at Genesis. He defeated Garett Bischoff on February 12, 2012, in a single match. In April, he was defeated by Devon for the TNA Television Championship.
He confronted and attacked Chavo Guerrero, Jr. who was making debut for the promotion. He teamed with Kash to face Guerrero and Hernandez but they lost the match.
On March 9, 2014, he defeated James Storm in Steel Cage Last Man Standing match at Lockdown. His father was berated by Storm after which Gunner attacked him. However, Storm managed to turn it around and handcuffed Gunner and threatened his father on the March 20 episode of Impact Wrestling. Storm who moved away returned again to smash a beer bottle over Gunner’s father’s head. Gunner was able to take revenge by beating Storm in an “I Quit Match” on April 27, 2014, at Sacrifice.
He participated one-night tournament on the May 1, 2014 episode of Impact Wrestling where he turned victorious against Mr. Anderson in the first match but lost to Bobby Roode in the finals. He earned a future TNA World Heavyweight Championship match after winning a 12-man Gauntlet battle royal match on May 10 at Victory Road. He participated a 20-man #1 contender’s gauntlet match on the February 20 episode in 2015 where he failed to win the match.
His last TNA match was recorded on April 3, 2015, against TNA Xplosion where he turned as the winner. His official departure from the promotion was announced on June 19, 2015.
His contract with WWE was officially announced on May 29, 2017, after which he was assigned to developmental territory NXT. He made his debut at an NXT live event on June 29, 2017, against No Way Jose. He made many non-televised appearances throughout the year.
He started teaming with Steve Cutler and Wesley Blake in early 2018 and they were named ‘The Forgotten Sons.”He started using the ring name ‘Jaxson Ryker’ from July of the year.
On the August 29 episode of NXT, they made their televised debut in a segment with William Regal. He defeated Humberto Carrillo on the September 19 episode of NXT. The trio also defeated the team of Torrey Kirsh, Cesar Rise and Vinny Mixon.
He also recorded a win against Lorcan and Burch in April. He disqualified himself in his match with Carillo who was saved by Lorcan and Burch. The Forgotten Sons successfully won the six-man tag team match against Carrillo, Burch and Lorcan.
He interfered in a fatal four-way ladder match on which Blake and Cutler faced the vacant NXT Tag Team Championship. However, his interference couldn’t lead Blake and Cutler to win the match.
The trio made a big breakthrough by entering the main roster debut making their appearance on the April 10, 2020 episode of SmackDown. They appeared in the limelight after defeating Lucha House Party and The New Day. The stable started portraying as American patriots where Ryker highlighted his services in the marines along with Steve Cutler. Following his controversial tweet, the gimmick was dropped.
His partnership with Cutler and Blake was discontinued on December 20, 2020, when they were paired with King Corbin while Ryker started pairing with Elias on Raw.
Ryker is active on Instagram @jaxsonrykerwwe where he has managed over 80k followers. He was previously active on Twitter @jaxsonrykerwwe but the account exists no more following the controversial tweet on the George Floyd protests and the Black Lives Matter movement.