While AEW is signing a lot of top names, Bray Wyatt may not be one of them.
On a recent episode of the Sunday Night’s Main Event podcast, Jason Agnew asked Dave Meltzer about the status of Bray Wyatt. Agnew said that Wyatt is a little bit more complicated. The creative direction for him will be interesting since the Bray Wyatt name and character is owned by WWE.
Meltzer said the following about Wyatt: “I’ve heard different things. I know Impact is really after him, from what I understand…There’s certainly people in high places that are of the belief that he’s coming, yes.”
Bryan Alvarez recently stated on a recent Wrestling Observer Live that Wyatt is not a lock for AEW. He may end up there but the chances of him going there are less than Bryan Danielson.
Alvarez stated, “What I think I can safely say is I do not believe it is a guarantee that Bray Wyatt is going to AEW. Maybe he will, maybe he won’t. To me, this is not like CM Punk where CM Punk was going to AEW and I’m like 99.9999 percent sure that Bryan Danielson is going to AEW. I would not say anything resembling that for Bray Wyatt. I’m not saying it’s not gonna happen, maybe it will but I would put it at much less than 99.9999 percent at this point.”
Alvarez also stated that his gut tells him that Wyatt will not be going to AEW. If that is the case, then Impact Wrestling becomes a more viable option.
We won’t know where he will end up until his 90 day non-compete expires at the end of October. Wyatt was released by WWE on July 31st. The reason given by the company is that it was due to budget cuts. Wyatt was cleared to wrestle and was scheduled to return to action for WWE earlier this month at Raw in Orlando.