AEW President Tony Khan has moved to address speculation linking the company with former WWE Superstar Bray Wyatt.
Bray Wyatt was released by WWE in July after more than a decade with the company. As soon as Wyatt left WWE fans began linking him with a move to AEW. The rumours only intensified as fellow former WWE stars such as CM Punk, Daniel Bryan (Bryan Danielson) and Adam Cole all signed with the company.
However, despite constantly being linked with the former Universal Champion, Tony Khan says that pair “haven’t really talked” about working together.
Appearing on WFAN, Khan explained that he has spoken with Wyatt on a personal level, but not about signing with AEW. Although he did also note that old wrestling adage, “You never know.”
“Certainly, that name would never be (used),”
“He’s a great wrestler and I have to be honest, we haven’t really talked at all. I’ve known him in personal life and have gotten to spend a little bit of time with him, but as far as that, we haven’t talked. I saw lots of rumours, but that isn’t something anyone has really talked about, but you never know.”
Bray Wyatt wrestled his last match for WWE at WrestleMania 37 where he was defeated by Randy Orton. The night after the spectacular, he hosted what he turned out to be his final Firefly Funhouse segment before disappearing from television.
The third-generation star has remained coy on his future but did recently hit that he would be back in action soon. Posting on social media, Wyatt said that fans would “see him very soon.”
Meanwhile, Wyatt’s former running partner in the Wyatt Family, Braun Strowman recently called him out. After emerging victorious in his first match since leaving WWE, Strowman said that he was waiting for Wyatt to come and “knock on his door.”
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.