It has been over two months now since the WWE Universe were able to watch Bray Wyatt in the squared circle. And, with his calf injury having occurred during the company's European Tour, it has been even longer since the leader of The Wyatt Family appeared on WWE TV.
According to numerous reports, however, the WWE Superstar is all set for a return to action in the very near future. In fact, all signs point to a July 4 comeback for 'The New Face of Fear'.
Just what fans can expect from Wyatt when he does return is anyone's guess. A photo that has emerged today, though, does suggest he will be in the shape of his life when he enters the squared circle.
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As brought to our attention by 411 Mania, a fan named James Kilminster uploaded a photo on Twitter showing Bray Wyatt looking in great shape during a recent training session:
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Never particularly known for his trim physique, this might be the lightest Wyatt has been since he debuted on the main roster back in 2012.
Alongside the likes of Kevin Owens, he has always been one of the heavier competitors in the locker room. Some have even argued it is this that has kept him and KO out of the main title picture.
Bray has still retained his powerful stature but certainly looks like he could be lighter on his feet when he comes back for a reported Fourth of July appearance.
As to why Wyatt has set about changing his look during his past few months off, it isn't just because he has had nothing else to do but spend time in the gym since suffering his calf injury on April 13.
The current speculation is that, because the injury came about in a non-contact situation during a match against Roman Reigns, Wyatt may have been told to lose a bit of weight so as not to put so much pressure on his legs when competing.
It will be interesting to see if the change alters his in-ring performances, but, regardless, the WWE Universe will be looking forward to seeing what The Wyatt Family leader has to offer in the months to come.
Just before his injury, the entire Wyatt stable had embarked on a face turn. Whether a new look Bray continues his role as a babyface into the 'New Era' will be one of the most interesting talking points surrounding the brand split.
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