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Remember when Bray Wyatt was WWE champion at this time last year?

We’re coming up on the 2018 edition of the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view (PPV) on Feb. 25 in Paradise, Nevada and Bray Wyatt does not have a match on the card. Actually, he lost two separate qualifying matches, one to Roman Reigns and one where he was pinned by both Seth Rollins and Finn Balor, who were then both granted entry into the match.

It’s expected Wyatt will simply continue his ongoing issue with Woken Matt Hardy, whom he’s been feuding with for some time.

It’s been quite the fall from one year ago, when this happened:

That’s Wyatt winning the WWE championship in the Elimination Chamber match held on Feb. 12, 2017. The match was fun with a genuinely surprising result and there was at least some hope that things had finally changed for the better for Wyatt, a clearly talented performer who just never seems to catch on as a top level guy.

It took just 49 days until he lost the title to Randy Orton at WrestleMania 33. He was shipped off to Monday Night Raw without ever getting a rematch — at least with the title on the line — and he’s right back to being stuck in the role of working wacky supernatural style programs with the likes of Demon Balor and now Hardy.

It’s almost a shame.

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