A new update on Bray Wyatt has been possibly reported recently. The man behind “The Fiend” character was shockingly released from his WWE contract back in August 2021.
Following the release, little has been known about the circumstances behind the WWE departure. Aside from the odd cryptic social media post, Wyatt has been silent about the circumstances of his release. The former WWE Champion has not taken part in any interviews or provided any clear clarification to what happened.
An update has been provided by Andrew Zarian of The Mat Men podcast. While not explicitly reading the information to him verbatim, the source given to Zarian states that multiple issues may have lead to the release:
“Bray was being difficult. I’m going to fill in a lot and I’m not going to quote here. I have the quote but I don’t want to quote it. He was a little difficult, he had some performance issues in the ring, and he had some weight issues.”
“I’m not saying that that’s a reason, but you kind of piece things together as to things when you evaluate a talent and you go OK, we need this and we need that and here’s the plan moving forward… You need someone, sometimes the decision is easier to make if you make it more difficult for them to make that decision.”
Many superstars who have been released from their contracts in 2021 have gone on to state that budget cuts have been the reason told to them as to why they were let go from their WWE deals. While not exclusively the case, Andrew Zarian has stated that financial reasons may have also played a part in the decision made to release Wyatt.
“There’s so many different variables, and there was no one reason by the way. Financial, yes, there was a financial issue, [but] there were plenty of other scenarios here. I don’t think he was happy, and I would tell you that these decisions are not cut and dry. The whole thing of ‘It’s a money thing and that’s it.’”
“Obviously they are going to say that, that will be the public answer. Because most likely it did play a part with money because you can only like a guy so much when you are losing money. I’m not saying that they were losing money, but I am just putting it out there like that. There were numerous reasons, not one.”
On the same episode of The Mat Men podcast, an update was provided on whether or not The Rock will be appearing at the upcoming Survivor Series pay per view.
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