Backstage Update On Bray Wyatt’s WWE Release, Belief Vince McMahon Didn’t Like Him

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Bray Wyatt was released from WWE over the summer with it being blamed on budget cuts. 

Fightful Select has a big update on the last few months of his time with the company and eventual release. While he was cleared for action and planning to make his return, the company let him go.

Wyatt, Randy Orton and others involved with the WrestleMania match were not happy with the creative direction or outcome of that match. Original plans called for Wyatt to go over with Orton then taking time off. The opposite happened.

It was said there was “never a true creative endgame for that story” that went on six months. There were some wrestlers that felt bad that the WrestleMania match was getting changed and went to both Orton and Wyatt about their takes. 


Numerous people backstage said that Wyatt was outspoken when he thought creative was bad, and by the end, some felt Vince McMahon just didn’t like him due to that.


The creative team was told about some major frustration around the “burned Fiend” angle including the size, weight, and movement of the suit as Wyatt believed it was too heavy, was going to look bad and it would be difficult to move inside it, so it was scrapped.

It was said that there was a gigantic amount of frustration with the roster, staff, and employees alike stating that there had to be more to his departure than just saving money considering that he’s a known money-maker with his merchandise sales.

The report added, “several other long-time stars said that they don’t feel like their jobs are safe any longer, despite their positions on the card or prior pushes.”

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