After rumours began to swirl surrounding the WWE status of Bray Wyatt, a new report has emerged appearing to dispel the speculation.
Bray Wyatt hasn’t been see on WWE programming since promising a new start on the RAW after WrestleMania. At WrestleMania 37, The Fiend wrestled his first match since being set on fire by Randy Orton at WWE TLC in December. Wyatt had initially returned at Fastlane in March to confront Orton.
Following Wyatt’s extended absence from RAW, an unfounded rumour circulated online speculating as to why. However, a new report from Fightful Select, has appeared to pour cold water on the speculation.
The report says that while Fightful don’t wish to comment on personal issues, talent they’ve spoken to are unaware of such a situation. The report notes that Wyatt has been present backstage and appears to be “fine.”
“Talent that we spoke with, and staff that has worked closely with him recently believe that Wyatt wants to be on TV, and also had not heard of a specific reason Wyatt was off television.”
Back at WrestleMania The Fiend’s clash with Randy Orton unsurprisingly ended in peculiar circumstances. After Alexa Bliss has summoned Wyatt before the match from a giant Jack-in-the-box, Bliss later emerged from the box with a much more demonic look of her own – with black liquid raining down her face, costing a distracted Fiend the match.
On the following RAW, Alexa Bliss took the chance on an Alexa’s Playground segment to explain that she was saved by The Fiend many months ago, but found her strength in the darkness, before introducing a new friend… A puppet named Lily.
As for Bray Wyatt, it was a return to business as we saw a Firefly FunHouse segment for the first time in 2021, with the jolly, joyous Wyatt appearing alongside all of his FunHouse friends.
Wyatt said he “feels great” and that it could be a new start, a new season, with new friends and “a new me” – proclaiming that he feels “reborn” before “healing” Huskus and Mercy. Bray Wyatt said there will be “no more clout-chasing” before prophesising the return of The Fiend, and waving goodbye.