Bray Wyatt is reportedly set to follow in the footsteps of Aleister Black and Andrade and sign with AEW after being released by WWE.
Wyatt, who was released by WWE on July 31st has given little away about his future, but has begun to be more active on social media in recent weeks.
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that AEW would “most likely” by Wyatt’s next destination. While nothing has been signed at this stage, Meltzer compared the situation to that of fellow recently released WWE Superstar Aleister Black. Now known as Malakai Black in AEW.
Black was released by WWE on June 2nd, with a clerical error meaning he was able to debut with AEW on July 7th.
“It’s most likely happening,” Meltzer said. “It’s at the same stage as Aleister Black long before it happened. I don’t think there’s pen to paper or anything like that but the expectation is pretty strong, put it that way.”
While Bray Wyatt left WWE in July he had already been away from television for a number of months. Wyatt last wrestled at WrestleMania 37 under his guise as ‘The Fiend’ where he was beaten by Randy Orton. The following night on RAW, Wyatt hosted a short edition of the Firefly Fun House where he pondered a new start.
At the time, rumours were abound that the former Universal Champion was taking a break due to mental health issues. However, this has since proven to be false.
Since leaving WWE, Wyatt has hinted that his ‘Fiend’ persona may continue outside of the company. Posting on Twitter Wyatt wrote “You can’t kill it.” More recently, the star took to social media once again writing “Rock Stars come and go. Musicians play until they die. -Eddie Van Halen.”
Speaking on his podcast Grilling JR, AEW announcer Jim Ross recently talked up Wyatt, describing him as “very talented” adding that he “won’t have any trouble finding work.”