WWE booked Bray Wyatt’s Fiend in a very interesting way and changed a lot about the character in the process. There was a lot of creative frustration, which we previously reported, but there were still plans for his return to television.
Bray Wyatt is no longer with WWE and the pro wrestling world was shocked by this news. We previously covered many of those reactions, including a scathing tweet from Mickie James about how WWE treated The Fiend’s character.
Fightful Select reported that Wyatt was, in fact, gearing up for a return to WWE. He was advertised for August house shows as well. In the end, WWE creative was reportedly told that Bray Wyatt had grown too protective of his character due to too many wrong turns with his story.
The creative team had been relayed that Wyatt was getting protective of his character after what were seen as poor creative decisions and ideas thrown his way, though many members of the team didn’t speak to Wyatt directly
It was reported that Johnny Ace called Bray Wyatt and gave him a reason of “budget cuts” for his release. That paints a picture that it was not requested on Wyatt’s end, but we have not heard any confirmation about that. We are also uncertain if there will be a 90-day non-compete clause associated with his release, but that is common practice with Vince McMahon’s company.
Bray Wyatt’s story in pro wrestling is far from over if he wishes to continue. He just won’t be able to go as Bray Wyatt anymore since WWE owns that name along with all other Firefly Fun House creations.
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