Sean Waltman has commented on the shock WWE release of Bray Wyatt and says there must be more to the former WWE Champion leaving the company than meets the eye.
Wyatt was released from his WWE contract on July 31st, 2021, ending a twelve-year association between the real-life Windham Rotunda and WWE. Wyatt had last competed for the company at WrestleMania 37 in a losing effort against long-time rival Randy Orton. The next night on Raw Bray Wyatt appeared in his final segment for the company, hosting the Firefly Funhouse for the last time.
The news sent shockwaves through the wrestling world with many of Wyatt’s peers and colleagues praising him for his creativity and dedication. Two-time WWE Hall Of Famer Sean Waltman has now had his say on Wyatt’s release on his Pro Wrestling 4 Life podcast and reckons that Wyatt’s release is a test of the benevolence WWE fans have for the company.
“I don’t know man. There must be more to the story than anyone knows. It doesn’t have to be, but it seems there might be because it doesn’t make any sense. I mean, I guess maybe if you’re strictly looking at it from the accounting books, profits and losses, ‘Okay, let’s get rid of anyone with a big fat downside guarantee.’ You’re really testing the goodwill of the people that support the product. I wasn’t around enough, so it’s hard for me. Obviously, he’s brilliant. On a personal level, I could tell you, he’s a great guy. People say that about a lot of people, and there’s a lot of great guys, great women out there. It’s weird.”
While the wrestling world was reacting to the downfall of The Fiend, just days later it was reported that Ric Flair had asked for his release from the company and was granted it. With speculation abound as to the future of The Nature Boy, Waltman believes even at 72 years of age that Flair is an asset:
“He’s Ric Flair. He’s the greatest of all time. He’s valuable to anyone.”