Jaxson Ryker

  • Born: 06/06/1982 in Hickory, North Carolina
  • Birthname: Chad Lail
  • Height & Weight: 6'1", 245 Ib
Titles Won:
  • TNA Television Championship
  • TNA World Tag Team Championship – with James Storm

After serving in the Iraq War, Lail started his professional wrestling career in 2001, working as Phil Shatter on several independent promotions. He would be signed by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) in 2010, where he changed his ring name to Gunner and was presented as a member of the villainous group Immortal. During his time in the group, he won the TNA Television Championship once. After leaving the group, he would work as a tag team and singles wrestler, most notably as tag team partner and rival of James Storm, winning the TNA World Tag Team Championship with him.

Lail left TNA in 2015 and two years later, he signed a contract with WWE. He was assigned to the farm territory NXT, where he changed his name to Jaxson Ryker. In 2018, he joined Steve Cutler and Wesley Blake as The Forgotten Sons. In 2020, the stable began working on SmackDown. After making some comments on Twitter, the stable was buried due to heat on Ryker. He turned up at the end of 2020 and paired with Elias.

Notable Matches

vs. Murphy vs. Rob Van Dam on Impact, March 14th 2011

w/ James Storm vs. Chavo Guerrero & Hernandez vs. Bobby Roode & Austin Aries vs. Bad Influence at Slammiversary XI

Notable Feuds

vs. James Storm

vs. Devon

w/ James Storm vs. Bad Influence

Other Notable Achievements

Feast or Fired (2013 – World Heavyweight Championship contract)

Feast or Fired (2013 – World Tag Team Championship contract)

TNA World Cup of Wrestling (2014) – with Bully Ray, Eric Young, Eddie Edwards & ODB

NWA Future Legends Cup (2010)

NWA Anarchy Heavyweight Championship

NWA Anarchy Tag Team Championship – with Kimo and Abomination

NWA Mid-Atlantic Heritage Championship

NWA National Heavyweight Championship

SAW International Heavyweight Championship