More details regarding the release of Bray Wyatt.
On Saturday, July 31, WWE released "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt in a move that surprised many fans. Wyatt last wrestled at WrestleMania 37, losing to Randy Orton. He appeared on the subsequent episode of WWE Raw with a new Firefly Fun House, but had not been on television since.
Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated reports Wyatt was cleared from an "undisclosed physical ailment," which was not concussion-related, on Thursday, July 29 before his release on Saturday.
Barrasso goes on to report that Wyatt had signed a new deal with WWE in 2020, though the length of the deal was not given. The report also notes that Wyatt does have a 90-day non-compete clause.
Wyatt was reportedly released due to "budget cuts."
Fghtful Select reported "the notion of a budget cut immediately surprised those within WWE, as Wyatt is known as being a great merch seller whenever he's actually active. One source indicated that Wyatt was a money maker for the company when that's the case."
Fightful Select also confirmed tentative creative plans were in place for his return.
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