Bray Wyatt’s WWE release hit the pro wrestling world in a big way and a ton of people are out there asking “why?” The company told Wyatt that he was released due to “budget cuts,” but there could be more to that story.
Sean Ross Sapp said during a special a special live Fightful YouTube that there is a lot to Wyatt’s WWE release. He also made it very clear that anyone in his chat will be banned if they make any assumptions about mental health. Ringside News will not be addressing any of those speculations either.
“I have been told that he’s not been all in on wrestling as of late, I don’t know how true that is because I have not spoken to Bray as of yet,” Sapp said during the live podcast.
It was then reported that several people in the company said that they “had not spoken to him that much as of late.” He was at a couple of television events since his last appearance, but he also missed a lot of dates. He was also not shy about rejecting ideas he didn’t like.
“When things were passed his way that he wasn’t necessary keen on, I don’t want to say ‘vocal,’ but he wasn’t receptive to it from the people that I spoke to as well.”
Bray Wyatt’s match at WrestleMania was also spoken about, particularly how the plans seemed to have changed from what they actually executed. “There were people that told me on the Friday before WrestleMania that he was told by people in the match ‘we’ve got a great idea,’ and then they did what they did at WrestleMania and everyone was just like, ‘uh really? really?'”
It is unknown how deep this situation ran, but Bray Wyatt was creatively frustrated with WWE. “I don’t know if he was gearing for a return or not” Sapp said. He later confirmed, “there was creative frustration, for sure.”
Dave Meltzer reported that Bray Wyatt was gearing up for a return to television, but it didn’t happen. He was advertised for live events in August, and many fans were anticipating his comeback. Now the next time fans see Windham Rotunda might be for another pro wrestling company, one where he won’t be as frustrated.
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