Bray Wyatt was touted as one of the most creative WWE Superstars in the company for a long time. He continued to reinvent himself and break barriers, but ultimately WWE creative continued to let him down.
Bray Wyatt’s the Fiend had a lot of momentum in WWE but it was quickly derailed numerous times. Even his latest feud against Randy Orton saw The Fiend lose in uninspiring fashion at WrestleMania 37 after Alexa Bliss betrayed him for some reason.
In the end Bray Wyatt was released from the company last month, in a move that truly shook the pro wrestling world to its core. While speaking on the 83 Weeks Podcast, Eric Bischoff talked about WWE releasing so many talents.
Eric Bischoff couldn’t believe Vince McMahon was feeding so many top level talents such as Bray Wyatt to AEW, which is something he would have never done before.
“I find it ironic that six or eight months ago people were thinking ‘Oh man, Vince McMahon is afraid to let anybody go because he’s afraid of AEW,’” Bischoff said. “For god sake, he’s like feeding people to AEW. I have no instinct on this, I have no gut feel on this but I’m fascinated with the fact that WWE is willing to not just let talent go, let marquee talent go with a high level of equity amongst wrestling fans at the point where AEW is making such solid progress. They got momentum in their corner now.
They’re on a roll now and what a weird time to release a talent like Bray Wyatt that has so much freaking equity with the audience and allow him to be in position to go to AEW. That is a phenomenally interesting scenario to me, makes me wonder what is going on behind the scenes in WWE. I’m just fascinated, it’s an interesting time to be interested in the business of the wrestling business.
Bray Wyatt has already teased a new character after his WWE release. We will have to wait and see if Bray Wyatt eventually makes his way to AEW or not.
h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes.