The tease from Tony Khan about surprises on the way AEW has sparked more questions about the future of Windham Rotunda, former WWE Superstar Bray Wyatt.
There’s a big pool of talent available now from WWE releases and names who are now free agents because of the situation with Ring Of Honor. It does not looks like Rotunda is ready to get back in the wrestling ring.
Dave Meltzer noted in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the last word on Rotunda is that he didn’t want to come back so soon and he’s working on a movie.
Meltzer noted that Rotunda would likely not be under any financial pressure because he had one of the top five or six contracts in WWE, so that may be a factor in why he’s in no rush to get back into wrestling. It was also noted that he was far apart on money during his talks with AEW and Impact Wrestling. Rotunda was released in late July due to what WWE claims were a budget cuts. However, others have been skeptical.
Since Rotunda’s release, there have been reports claiming that he was seen by WWE management as being difficult and that his weight was an issue. Sources familiar with Wyatt have stated that he was frustrated with the burned Fiend suit and he was reportedly unhappy with some of the creative around his character and this became an issue with Vince McMahon.
Rotunda has indicated that he plans on speaking out to give his side of things at some point.