Throughout the course of their careers some wrestlers will go through several gimmick changes, and after The Forgotten Sons fell apart Steve Cutler and Wesley Blake aligned themselves with Baron Corbin. Together they became the Knights of the Lone Wolf, but the gimmick didn’t last very long.
Westin Blake, formerly known as Wesley Blake in WWE, recently spoke to Gary Cassidy of Inside The Ropes, and he noted that when the Knights of the Lone Wolf idea was pitched Daniel Bryan brought up the idea of making them comedy characters.
“No. Not a lot of stuff got pitched my way, it was actually the opposite. I pitched stuff and it kind of came back. With Corbin, that was probably the one where I had the least input to say. I mean, they’re like, ‘Hey, you’re with Corbin. Here’s your look. Here’s what we want you to do. Here is kind of how we want you to act.’ And of course, like I said, at that time, I just kind of wanted to put my foot in the door type thing. And so I was just kind of like, ‘Yeah, I’ll do whatever you need or whatever you ask.’”
“I remember I even talked to Daniel Bryan about it a little bit when we were there and he even brought up and said, ‘Hey, do you think you could even make this a comedy type thing?’ And Steve and I, we were more than willing. I was like, ‘Whatever you want, whatever y’all see The Knights of the Lone Wolf being, I think we could be. So if we want all wanted us to be comedy and Corbin the more serious, we can do that’ Unfortunately none of it got to play out like that.”
Daniel Bryan’s WWE contract expired back in May, and it’s not currently clear when, or if he will be returning to the company. Blake was released from his WWE contract back in April.