Jim Ross Praises Return Of “Big-Time Player” Bray Wyatt

Bray Wyatt returned as WWE Extreme Rules 2022

For months it has been rumoured that Bray Wyatt would be returning to WWE and finally at Extreme Rules the former World Champion emerged from a shaft of light to a monster roar from the crowd.

Wyatt had been absent from WWE since being released by the company on July 31st 2021. His last on-screen appearance coming months earlier on the Monday Night Raw after WrestleMania 37.

After his initial comeback at Extreme Rules Wyatt headed to SmackDown where he delivered arguably the most heartfelt promo of his entire career. Seemingly out of character a visibly emotional Wyatt talked about his return and thanked the fans for saving his life.

Bray Wyatt’s A Hell Of A Talent

Speaking on a recent episode of his Grilling JR podcast the WWE Hall of Famer and current AEW announcer discussed Wyatt’s comeback. Ross explained that as a fan he was happy to see the star back before describing the star as “hell of a talent.”

“I think he’s a big-time player and I’m glad he’s back, I’m not sure where they’re headed with that deal, nor would I like to know, I like to watch it all unfold when I get a chance. Somebody earlier asked if I watch WWE, I watch it sometimes, but I do because I’m a wrestling fan. I’ve got my brand, AEW is my brand, and that’s what I’m buying my groceries on but I think he’s a hell of a talent.

He’s got that Blackjack Mulligan and Mike Rotunda blood running through his veins, he’s athletic as hell for a 300-pound guy. I’m glad he’s back, I’m glad anybody is back for any company if everybody is on board. In other words, I believe that this is going to make Bray Wyatt very happy and very fulfilled and I think that’s a good thing.”

Following Bray Wyatt’s comeback it was reported that IMPACT Wrestling, AAA and AEW had all reached out to him during his hiatus.

Ross said that while he’s unware of any conversations between AEW President Tony Khan and Bray Wyatt, it would be good business since to at least make contact with a star of that calibre when they’re available.

“I don’t know if Bray Wyatt ever interviewed with Tony Khan or not, it wouldn’t surprise me if he did, I don’t know,” Ross said. “Bray may have had this plan all along, take some time off, go back to the roost, the nest [referring to WWE]. I don’t know if [Khan and Wyatt] have ever talked, hell I don’t know. I’m not a talent relations guy, I don’t get involved in that.

I think the horse is out of the barn, he wanted to get back to WWE and I don’t think any amount of money that Tony could’ve offered was going to supplant his career in WWE. I may be wrong too, I don’t know. I think you’re silly in the wrestling business if this talent was a free agent if you didn’t at least engage in a conversation to determine his level of interest if there was any. My take on it was there was never any major interest, it was all about the right place, right time impacting the game.”

H/t to Wrestling Inc