Bray Wyatt, the former WWE Universal Champion, has been conspicuously absent from WWE broadcasts since just before WrestleMania 39. Fans were puzzled when the Stamford-based wrestling giant suddenly pulled him off the airwaves, offering no official reason for the decision.
However, recent insights from industry insiders and Wyatt's family have shed light on the situation. In a recent interaction at a fan convention, Mike Rotunda, better known to WWE enthusiasts as the iconic IRS, spoke about his son Bray Wyatt's hiatus.
Rotunda, in his conversation with Sportskeeda, expressed optimism about Wyatt's imminent return, stating that he hopes his son "will return to WWE hopefully shortly."
Wyatt's Medical Battle Revealed
The wrestling community has been rife with speculation regarding Wyatt's absence.
Reliable sources, including Fightful Select, have reported that Wyatt grapples with a severe medical challenge. Described as both "career and life-threatening," the nature of this issue has been kept under wraps. However, the good news is that Wyatt is reportedly on the cusp of receiving medical clearance, having made significant progress in his recovery.
WWE, for its part, has been commendably cautious, ensuring that Wyatt's long-term health remains a top priority. Whispers within the industry suggest that plans for Wyatt's grand return are already in motion. Creative pitches are said to be on the table, and if all goes well, fans might witness Wyatt's comeback as early as September.
To recap Wyatt's recent WWE journey: he made a dramatic return in October 2022, following a surprising release by WWE the year before. Since his comeback, Wyatt has been embroiled in a captivating storyline with Uncle Howdy.
Intriguingly, Uncle Howdy vanished from WWE screens shortly after Wyatt's departure. Wyatt's last appearance in the ring was at the Royal Rumble premium live event in January, where he clinched victory against LA Knight in a gripping Pitch Black match.