In these last 24 hours, the fans of the WWE Universe have been very shaken and indeed in some ways shocked, to say the least. Through a meager press release, the McMahon-family owned company announced the release of Bray Wyatt, also known for the character of The Fiend, a choice that literally left the entire WWE Universe baffled, as well as disappointed.
There have been several rumors regarding the choice of the WWE, there are those who spoke of the wrestler's alleged mental health problems and those who instead discussed physical problems, but in reality the real reason behind the 'strange' choice of the company is about budget cuts.
PWInsider colleagues took stock of the situation by trying to give a further explanation to this release. Bray Wyatt's backstage relationship with Vince McMahon has expectedly been a central talking point on social media following the former WWE champion's release.
New details regarding Bray Wyatt's WWE exit
After the release of Bray Wyatt, many have observed the relationship between him and WWE Chairman Vince McMahon. PWInsider confirmed that Wyatt's release was simply due to budget cuts, a situation increasingly due to the company due to the Pandemic.
Sources inside the WWE, however, explained that the relationship between Bray and Vince lived on continuous 'ups and downs' Although the departure of the WWE Demon was placed on the same motive as that of former Wyatt Family partner Braun Strowman, this was explained: "Many have noticed that the relationship between Vince McMahon and Bray Wyatt was sometimes very cold and sometimes very hot.
Then we were told by John Laurinaitis that the wrestler was informed that he didn't have any faults with this choice and that it was simply a budget choice." WWE has focused heavily on balancing its finances during the Covid era and these ongoing cuts never seem to end.
Fans didn't expect a former 3-time World Champion and one of the best merchandise sellers in the entire company to be released. WWE has focused on balancing its finances during the COVID-19 era, and there seems to be no end in sight to the spree of releases.
Fans didn't foresee WWE releasing a 3-time world champion who was also one of the top merchandise sellers in the entire company. Bray Wyatt joined WWE in 2009 and underwent multiple gimmick transformations during an impactful 12-year run.
The Fiend went from being an invincible character in WWE to a gimmick that needed severe on-screen rehabilitation, and it seems like Vince McMahon's constantly changing relationship with Bray Wyatt could have played a role in his character's mismanagement.