According to our sources, the WWE decided to push Jason Jordan, solely down to feedback from their social media team.
We can exclusively report that Jason Jordan has a huge female social media following, second only to Roman Reigns. Despite American Alpha’s mediocre run on SmackDown, the female support of Jason Jordan was seen as a huge upside that the WWE were keen to capitalise on. We have been categorically told that the Jason Jordan/Kurt Angle storyline came about when the company wanted ideas for Jason Jordan, NOT ideas for Kurt Angle- so Jordan was never cast to fit the role, the role was specifically written for him to put him into the main event scene. Unfortunately for Jordan and the WWE, it has significantly bombed.