Bray Wyatt was fired by WWE and this was a shocking decision. His name is arguably the biggest that the company has axed in the last several months, and they have released quite a few people. More information is coming out about his release and how it almost have happened sooner than July 31st.
We previously reported that Bray Wyatt was creatively frustrated with his spot in WWE. The creative direction of his character wasn’t working and WWE took it in a completely different direction. Mickie James even took a huge dig at how WWE took his gimmick and handed it off.
It was reported that Johnny Ace called up Wyatt and told him that “budget cuts” was the reason for his release. According toFightful, WWE actually considered firing Bray Wyatt in one of their previous rounds of cuts.
Wyatt’s name was actually brought up during another recent round of cuts. There have been multiple wrestlers that were discussed, but ended up being held on to.
The fact is that “budget cuts” is a strange reason to fire someone who was pulling in so much merchandise money. Ringside News ran several articles in the past about how Wyatt’s Firefly Fun House character was blowing up the WWE Shop. The also invested a lot of time developing specialty merchandise for Wyatt that sold like hot cakes.
We will continue covering this ongoing story as more information is made known. Keep checking back with Ringside News. There will likely be a lot of information to come as this earth shattering news settles.
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