Former WWE Superstar and producer Mike Rotunda, better known as Irwin R. Schyster, addressed his future in the wrestling industry, confirming that he has no plans to return to WWE.
Having concluded his full-time wrestling career in 2004, Rotunda has since made sporadic appearances on WWE TV and worked as a producer until 2020.
In a recent K&S WrestleFest virtual signing, Rotunda was asked if he would ever consider a return to WWE. In response, he stated that he has no intention of returning to the company.
Not in this lifetime. I’m pretty much burned out. 40 years is enough. Between wrestling…23 wrestling and 13 producing. It just felt like 40 years.
Rotunda’s decision stems from feeling burned out after 40 years in the industry and the toll it took on his body. He has had one hip replaced and requires replacements for his other hip and knee due to the wear and tear from wrestling.
I had my left hip replaced and I really need to get my right hip and right knee replaced. You get beat up.
Rotunda also mentioned that he is content with his current involvement in the wrestling world. He expressed his enjoyment in participating in conventions and signings, as it allows him to interact with fans without the physical demands of in-ring competition. Rotunda humorously noted that he appreciates not being “tossed on his head” during these events.
What Happened To Mike Rotunda’s Son Bray Wyatt In WWE?
While Rotunda has chosen to step away from the wrestling spotlight, his son Bray Wyatt, whose real name is Windham Lawrence Rotunda, is currently signed to WWE. However, fans have noticed his absence from TV since before WrestleMania 39.
Reports suggest that Bray Wyatt’s absence is due to a health issue, although no specific details have been disclosed. Fans have been speculating about his return, but as of now, there are no concrete plans for Wyatt’s comeback, leaving fans eagerly awaiting his eventual return to the squared circle.
H/t to Fightful.com