The shocking news that Bray Wyatt was released by WWE is by now quite old indeed, but the remnant sensation of that particular jolt is still rather new to some…the wounds perhaps still oozing and causing a wee bit of discomfort.
To say that it—his release—was a rather interesting start to quite a few shocking events in the world of pro wrestling would of course be an understatement so I won’t go there, but it definitely signified that things on the horizon for the industry would indeed be shocking still and pretty astronomical in terms of shuffling up the biz pretty good.
Case in point: Cody Rhodes ending back in WWE of all places!
And the months that followed were of course chock-full of epic moments in pro wrestling history, and although the ratings aren’t anywhere they used to be circa 1999, the industry is enjoying perhaps its most dynamic time since that aforementioned period, which is perhaps still considered the greatest era in pro wrestling history to date.
If you ask industry insider, Dave Meltzer, of Wrestling Observer, that was indeed a most epic time for pro wrestling, and even on Bray Wyatt’s current status he had some interesting statements to make via Twitter:
“His asking price is very high…Not everyone is LeBron James, but your point is valid in the sense if you took Leonard or Davis and made them free agents, most teams would have an interest in them…but WWE would be interested in almost any top AEW act right now. Also, AEW would be interested in virtually any WWE top act right now.”via Dave Meltzer on Twitter
Wyatt has been very quiet since his release from WWE and many have speculated an AEW debut and some even anticipated a return to WWE, but the rumor mill in pro wrestling is just that, a mill that turns and turns until it spins out of control and people get excited online, often reporting on things that are basic wonderments and aren’t born of fact and actual investigation…the dichotomy we’re stuck with but alas, what can we do?
We couldn’t get rid of the Kardashians and TikTok either, so we just have to find a way to live with their presence I guess.
But Wyatt’s absence from the industry was rather ominous…rather apropos for one with the gimmicks he’s had in the industry, but perhaps interest in Wyatt was created once again because of comments his father made on an episode of Stories with Brisco and Bradshaw…IRS (Mike Rotunda) said of his boys, Bo Dallas and Wyatt:
“They’re definitely not maybe done… I don’t know; they’re kind of got their foot in and going with a couple different things, trying to see what’s available. So, you know, maybe you’ll see them back. Maybe you won’t, I don’t know yet, but I don’t want to speak for them either because I know they’re trying to reach out and get some different things going.”via IRS on Stories with Brisco and Bradshaw /Wrestling Inc. (Transcription)
So questions, questions, questions, still, now and forever, dear readers, until the lights go dark, the shadows fall and Wyatt appears. The only thing to wonder now is will that be happening at AEW or at WWE in the near future?