During their time together as American Alpha, Jason Jordan and Chad Gable were one of the most impressive tag teams in recent WWE history. The pair captured tag team gold in NXT and repeated the feat on SmackDown after being called up to the main roster. Their feud with The Revival, now competing in AEW as FTR, in NXT is still fondly remembered by fans.
However, with Jason Jordan moving to Raw in 2017, American Alpha was disbanded. Jordan would then find himself in a storyline where he was revealed to be the son of WWE Hall Of Famer Kurt Angle. He would go on to win the RAW Tag Team Titles alongside Seth Rollins becoming the first man to have held the NXT, SmackDown and RAW titles in the process.
Shortly after losing the titles at the Royal Rumble in 2018, Jordan was written off television to undergo surgery to repair a neck injury, and he hasn’t wrestled since.
It had been thought that Jordan’s in-ring career was over, as he now works backstage as a producer, but that might not be the end of the story.
Speaking on WWE’s The Bump, long-time friend Chad Gable spoke glowingly about Jordan.
“Jason was such a big part of life [and] my journey to being successful in WWE. Who’s to say if I would’ve ever even gotten a start in NXT or the main roster if it wasn’t for Jason? I just feel so fortunate that we meshed together so well. He’s another one of those guys like Otis that our mentalities are just so similar and we just resonate on the same levels when it comes to everything, I think it bled through in our tag team and that’s why the cohesiveness was always there.”
Gable went on to say that it was unfortunate what had happened with Jordan’s injury but that he was working on trying to get back.
“Just speaking from a personal standpoint, he became one of my best friends throughout the process and still is. It’s unfortunate what happened with his injury, but you never say never. He’s working on it, he’s trying to get back, and who knows? A reunion is always something that I would never be against.”
Gable won the Raw Tag Team Titles with Bobby Roode in 2018, before having a run as a singles star back on the blue brand as Shorty G. In October 2020 the former Olympian reverted back to his former name, and has been teaming up with Otis in recent months.