Bray Wyatt was let go by WWE back in July and it blindsided the pro wrestling industry. Jim Ross even previously stated that Wyatt’s release from WWE proved that the company has bad management. Several people simply couldn’t understand why he was even released, but perhaps he wanted out.
Fans protested against his release as ‘We Want Wyatt’ chants broke out on Monday Night RAW and even made a ruckus during SummerSlam back in August. Many fans also wondered whether Bray Wyatt will be making his way to AEW after this release from the company.
Bray Wyatt’s Fiend character was one of the most creative gimmicks in the company’s history. In a creatively restricted environment such as WWE, fans wondered how much creative control Wyatt really had.
While speaking to Alistair McGeorge of Metro, special makeup effects artist Jason Baker talked about the freedom Vince McMahon gave him and Bray Wyatt. He stated that McMahon allowed them to run rampant with ideas for the Firefly Funhouse.
“We stayed up until two, three in the morning just chatting about what we could do, what we should do, what we probably couldn’t do. ‘We’re probably not gonna get away with that, so we should just drop this idea now.’ Just things like that. But there was some potential for other characters, other puppets, other looks, other things. That’s the thing – we were always just trying to add something new to it, something fresh, and just keep it going.
I wasn’t there every week, I wasn’t there all the time. But I will say this, a lot of times guys like Vince would listen to ideas. They’d really take it under consideration and allow us to run rampant with a lot of things. At a particular time, I remember when we first started it, there was a time when we could just do whatever we wanted and Vince was like, ‘OK guys, I trust you!’ I don’t know the ins or outs of what happened or what went down, but he was very open. He listened to us, he listened to ideas. I think that’s definitely credit to him!”
Bray Wyatt’s first post-WWE appearance was already previously announced. Bray Wyatt’s creative genius was ultimately squandered in WWE according to many fans. It remains to be seen what is next in store for the former Eater Of Worlds.
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