One of the most shocking names released by WWE in the last period was certainly that of Bray Wyatt, former WWE World Champion and former Universal Champion of the company. After a long and very fruitful stint, with Wyatt having managed to create a character that made him rise among the best and most followed Superstar of the WWE or the Fiend, Wyatt found himself instead from one day to the next without work, with his behavior that in the long run sent the management of the Stamford-based company into a rage, enough to release him.
In the last period, in fact, Wyatt had been absent several times, due to a personal problem that had gripped him for some time, with the former leader of the Wyatt Family who thus spent more time at rest than in action in the WWE rings, in the two-year period 2020-2021.
Bray Wyatt is a former Universal Champion
Bray Wyatt is a former WWE and Universal Champion, and he was also a big merchandise mover. He was among the highest-paid superstars in the company. In one of the latest editions of the Wrestling Observer daily newsletters, the well-known journalist Dave Meltzer wanted to talk about WWE salaries, especially after the figures that Kevin Owens will earn with the new signing of the three-year agreement with the WWE.
With regard to this topic, Meltzer underlined how things have changed, making the comparison between Wyatt's contract and that of the Prizefighter, with Meltzer affirming: "The two to three million price range that the new ones sign up with doesn't make them realize it's a 90-day contract that they renew every day, at WWE's sole discretion.
It's the way they 'killed' Windham Rotunda. He was going for the 3 million, with a three-year deal. Eventually, they came up with a five-year agreement. He accepted. Then they increased it by four. He jumped into it. But it's still a 90-day contract.
And as the numbers rise, it takes less and less to get to the release." According to the well-known journalist, Wyatt took exactly as Kevin Owens does now, with the danger of the new contract agreements, which could still push any athlete out the door overnight, especially if their contracts are very expensive for the company's pockets.
Bray Wyatt's last match in WWE before his departure was at WrestleMania 37 Night Two, where Randy Orton defeated him. He has since been linked with a move to AEW and IMPACT Wrestling over the past few months.