With the former Bray Wyatt remaining a free agent, it appears we’re getting closer to a decisive next stage of his career.
Released by WWE on 31 July 2021 after a few months off-screen, Windham Rotunda – better known to audiences as Bray Wyatt and The Fiend – has remained a hot topic within the wrestling world. No one really knows what his next move is and it’s incredibly difficult to detect – but Dave Meltzer has the next step, it seems.
Writing in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Meltzer noted that talks between the two sides were still up in the air, though nothing concrete was set in stone. Furthermore, it’s believed that, prior to his release, Bray Wyatt was among the highest-paid wrestlers in the world:
“Regarding talk of Wyatt returning, there were definitely talks in that direction. At one point the talks stalled but it was said it was not a dead issue. Talks with him outside WWE had also stalled in the past, as his asking price was well above what other companies were willing to pay. When he was last in WWE, the belief was that behind [Roman] Reigns and [Brock] Lesnar, that the tier of he, [Randy] Orton, and [Ronda] Rousey were the highest paid pro wrestlers in the world.”
Bray Wyatt wrestled his final match at WrestleMania 37, losing to Randy Orton to conclude their dismal rivalry. A non-wrestling appearance on the following night’s Raw marked his final WWE appearance.
A 12-year WWE veteran, ‘The Eater of Worlds’ held both the WWE and Universal Championships, and was easily a top three most charismatic WWE Superstar. Many believe that Wyatt went underutilised for the majority of his run.