He had some reasons. There have been a lot of wrestlers released from WWE over the last year and a half with several of them being less than surprising. With so many names on the WWE roster, it made sense to see some of them go. At the same time though, there were releases who did come as quite the surprise. Now we know a bit more about one of the biggest names on the surprise list.

Fightful Select has more on the release of Bray Wyatt, who was let go from the company on July 31. Wyatt last wrestled at WrestleMania 37 against Randy Orton and neither were said to be happy with the creative direction of their feud, which did not have a clear ending. As a result, Wyatt complained about the story’s creative direction, which may have caused Vince McMahon to dislike him. It is also believed that Wyatt was not Wyatt was not released due to budget cuts, as his merchandise sales and popularity were too high. As a result, several long time stars do not believe their jobs are safe going forward.

Wyatt certainly had some of the creative side down. Check out some of his time in WWE:

Bray Wyatt awakens the dead for Braun Strowman on “The Firefly Fun House”: SmackDown, June 19, 2020

Bray Wyatt and a children's choir serenade John Cena: Raw, April 28, 2014

The Fiend punishes Randy Orton for his actions against Bray Wyatt: Raw, Dec. 14, 2020

Opinion: I’m still not sure why Wyatt was let go, but it is kind of hard to get my head around the idea that it was due to budget cuts. The creative aspect would make a lot more sense, as it is hard to fathom that someone of his status just cost too much money. I’d love to see Wyatt back, but if he and McMahon had these issues, I’m not sure I can imagine that happening anytime soon.

What did you think of Wyatt’s time in WWE? Where do you expect him to sign next? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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