Bray Wyatt Still Expected For WrestleMania
On the 12th of March, a Road to WrestleMania Supershow took place in MSG with Austin Thoery headlining alongside Seth Rollins in a Steel Cage match for the WWE United States Championship. One match that had been advertised didn’t end up taking place as Bray Wyatt was pulled from the show for unspecified reasons.
Wyatt had also been pulled from advertised appearances at earlier house shows and despite only having one televised match since his return to the company in October 2022, he had been competing regularly on live events with his last match coming on the 26th of February.
Fightful Select reported that Bray Wyatt is dealing with a “physical issue” and it’s not known when Wyatt will return from whatever this injury is. Wyatt also has apparently been dealing with an illness as well. Their report shot down the idea that Wyatt was absent due to creative issues.
Bobby Lashley was expected to be the one to face Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania 39 and seemingly indicated the match could be off when he took to social media, writing:
“I’ve worked too hard to be denied. I will be ready to fight on the biggest stage of them all, #WrestleMania. I don’t care who it is, somebody will feel the wrath of the All-Mighty.”
Now Dave Meltzer has noted on Wrestling Observer Radio that something is amiss with Bray Wyatt at the moment but he is still expected to compete at WrestleMania 39:
“From what I understand, the match is still on for WrestleMania, and he should be back very soon. That’s pretty much all I can say – there is something to it, but I’m not at liberty to discuss it.
“As far as I know, everything I’ve been told is that it’s not a creative issue or anything like that.”