When Bray Wyatt was released by WWE on July 31st, he hadn’t been seen on WWE television since the night after WrestleMania 37 in April.
Following his defeat to Randy Orton at the extravaganza, Wyatt appeared in a Firefly Funhouse segment alluding that it was time for a change. However, the change never came. Wyatt disappeared from view, leaving his former accomplice in chaos Alexa Bliss on RAW.
During this absence speculation began to swirl as to why the former Universal Champion was taking a break. The unsubstantiated rumours suggested that Wyatt’s absence was connected to his mental health. Although, the speculation was extinguished at the time, whispers have begun once more following the star’s release.
In response, a new report from Fightful has attempted to shed some light on the situation. The report notes that sources close to Wyatt confirm his absence wasn’t related to “falsely reported mental health issues.”
In addition Fightful report that during this period Wyatt was continuing to work on his character and had family engagements scheduled for May and June. The Fiend was slated to return to RAW on August 9th in Orlando.
Interestingly, just prior to the show beginning, Bray Wyatt Tweeted, “You can’t kill it.”
You can’t kill it pic.twitter.com/Bi13czn5Zs
— Bray Wyatt (@WWEBrayWyatt) August 9, 2021
Bray Wyatt originally signed with WWE back in 2009, debuting on the main roster as Husky Harris the following year. However, it wasn’t until a stint in NXT in 2012 that Wyatt emerged as his most famous character.
After returning to the main roster Wyatt won the Universal Championship twice, the WWE Title alongside tag team gold.
Alexa Bliss, who performed alongside Wyatt during his run as ‘The Fiend’ paid tribute to a “special talent” on social media following his release.