Bray Wyatt has been released from his WWE contract. the news was announced on Saturday July 31st. The news was confirmed that the former WWE Champion is now a free agent by a statement on WWE social media:
As with most WWE releases, the standard future endeavours release statement is attached to the announcement. Wyatt has not been seen on WWE TV since the RAW after WrestleMania. His last match was at WrestleMania 37, where Bray lost to Randy Orton as part of his Fiend persona.
Bray Wyatt debuted on the main roster in April 2012. Wyatt, real name Windham Rotunda, did originally make his main roster debut back in 2010 is part of the NEXUS. At this point he was known by the name of Husky Harris. Following a return to developmental, Rotunda returned as the cult leader character Bray Wyatt along with Erik Rowan and Luke Harper. The trio were collectively known as The Wyatt Family.
Bray Wyatt also faced off against some of the biggest names in the industry during his time in WWE. The leader of The Wyatt Family faced off against John Cena, The Undertaker and Randy Orton in WrestleMania matches. At Elimination Chamber 2017, Bray won the Elimination Chamber match to capture his first and only WWE Championship.
The Eater of Worlds repackaged himself in 2019. Wyatt would appear as two personalities on screen. Firstly as a parody of a children’s TV show host, where demonic symbolism and dark undertones would be seen frequently. In ring, Bray created ‘The Fiend’ alter ego. A vicious, masked wrestler that as seemingly invincible to the majority of his opponent’s attacks.
Many have taken to social media to express their sadness on the news, including Hall of Famer Mick Foley and Braun Strowman, who has both teamed and feuded with Bray on multiple occasions. Braun was also part of a recent round of WWE cuts.
There is no current official explanation for the release. Features of Wrestling will provide any updates when they become available.
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