A major update has emerged on the working relationship between Bray Wyatt and WWE, with Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque’s promotion putting the two sides on a “clean slate”.
‘The Eater of Worlds’ has been absent from WWE after being let go last July; the infamous “budget cuts” was cited as the reason. Bray Wyatt has remained a free agent ever since, but this could soon change.
Per Fightful Select, Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque being promoted to WWE’s Head of Creative has put the relationship between Wyatt and WWE on a “clean slate”. Levesque is allegedly keen to put any issues between Vince McMahon and talent out the window for the sake of creating a better show.
One unnamed source, who reportedly worked closely with Bray Wyatt, noted that Wyatt’s name had at least been brought up, a notion that Fightful Select confirmed:
“I can’t speak for him, but I know I’ve heard his name brought up, and I don’t know how you couldn’t feel better about coming in now if you were him?”
The report continued, alleging that Bray Wyatt would regularly call out certain creative decisions – or rather lack thereof – surrounding his booking and presentation. One WWE source spoke of this, with news of Vince McMahon being effectively “done” with Wyatt:
“When things were sh*t, Wyatt would say they were sh*t, and Vince saw that as difficult to deal with.”
Although Bray Wyatt hasn’t appeared for any wrestling organisation since being let go from WWE, he has made a handful of signing appearances, including at WrestleCon. It’s said that while there, the former Fiend didn’t appear completely done with WWE.
The return of Bray to WWE would mark him the latest in a series of returning Superstars who were released under the Vince McMahon regime. Since taking over creative and talent relations, Triple H has been responsible for the returns of Karrion Kross, Scarlett, Dakota Kai, and Dexter Lumis, as well as IYO SKY’s main roster ascension.
Furthermore, the booking of certain WWE Superstars – such as Ciampa, Mustafa Ali, and Chad Gable – has changed noticeably in the last few weeks. This is expected to continue moving forward, with T-BAR expected to be next in line.