Bray Wyatt’s situation was interesting prior to his release from the company. He was not on television and hadn’t been seen since the Raw after WrestleMania where he said that he was looking forward to a fresh start. Now he is no longer with the company, and the reason given to him was similar to every other release that WWE has handed down in recent memory.
Dave Meltzer reported an update regarding Bray Wyatt’s release. He added that Johnny Ace was the one who called Wyatt and the company gave a “budget cuts” reason for his firing.
Wyatt was told by John Laurinaitis that his release was due to budget cuts. He was preparing to return.
WWE is always looking to trim their bottom line, and plenty of fans have already asked if this is another sign that WWE is preparing to put the company on the sales market. We have yet to hear anything specific regarding that, but Wyatt’s contract was a hefty one.
There has been no confirmation regarding a 90-day non-compete clause. If that is the case then Wyatt will be paid his downside guarantee money until that clause expires.
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