In a surprise to pretty much everyone in the industry, WWE announced just yesterday that Bray Wyatt had been released by the company. Considering how much time was invested into the character, no matter your perception of the level of success said character achieved, it seemed his brand of creative madness would always have a place there.
After all, even while he’s been out of action since WrestleMania 37, Alexa Bliss (who was heartbroken by this news) has been working his gimmick and getting a lot of TV time out of it (which itself is something of a bummer, as Mickie James pointed out following news of Wyatt’s release hitting social media).
Naturally, because of that character and his star power in general, fans quickly wondered if he would be AEW bound following his 90-day no-compete clause (and maybe sooner, if WWE lets him out of it early as has been granted to others). There’s a certain group, formerly led by a former member of The Wyatt Family (RIP, Brodie Lee), who could fit the bill, right?
Release— EVIL UNO of the DARK ORDER (@EvilUno) July 31, 2021
"He should join Dark Order"
Evil Uno is the UNOfficial leader.— EVIL UNO of the DARK ORDER (@EvilUno) July 31, 2021
That doesn’t mean it won’t happen but, as Dave Meltzer said on Wrestling Observer Radio, Wyatt may not really be a fit for AEW.
We’ll just have to stay tuned to see what happens in the next few months.