KEY POINTS

  • WWE has released Bray Wyatt over the weekend due to "budget cuts"
  • Fans are confused and angered because of the situation
  • The real reason is yet to be determined

WWE has been releasing superstars left and right, and its most recent victim is Windham Rotunda--better known as Bray Wyatt.

In a move that surprised every member of the WWE Universe, the release of Bray Wyatt means a ton to everyone involved in his character and the person behind the character.

One of the most popular characters in WWE, Bray Wyatt and his alter-ego "The Fiend" were able to bring a sense of mystique back to professional wrestling, similar to how The Undertaker made his first debut all those years ago.

Wyatt hasn’t appeared on WWE programming since WrestleMania 37 in April due to “medical reasons” and has only been cleared just recently according to renowned professional wrestling insider Dave Meltzer.

Meltzer added that Wyatt’s release was due to “budgetary reasons," which doesn’t make sense for most people as he was one of the company’s biggest merchandise movers.

The creator of “The Fiend” alter ego also reportedly had butt heads with the WWE’s creative team as he “wasn’t receptive” towards some of the ideas that were pitched to him about his character, according to Figthful’s Sean Ross Sapp.

However, Sapp also mentioned that Wyatt “has not been all in on wrestling as of late.”

To most hardcore fans, this one makes the most sense as Wyatt has previously indicated that he’d been struggling with his mental health in an Instagram post from January 2020.

The sudden passing of his close friend John Huber (who played "Luke Harper" on WWE programming) could very well have worsened his mental health.

For now, the only sure thing is that WWE has lost a great creative mind that they could’ve given more leeway to as he has always been on top of his character work, and the fans truly did care for his creativity inside and outside of the ring.

Wyatt now joins a long list of notable releases from the company since March, featuring the likes of Braun Strowman, Aleister Black and Andrade.

WWE star Drew McIntyre had previously shared his thoughts on the company releasing superstars.

The truth behind Wyatt’s release is currently known to a select few in the company, including WWE chairman Vince McMahon, and it may never come out until much later.