WWE: Bray Wyatt was reportedly 'being difficult' prior to shock release

Bray Wyatt had some issues prior to his WWE release

More details have now emerged regarding former WWE Champion Bray Wyatt and his shock release from WWE on July 31.

Andrew Zarian of the Mat Men podcast is reporting that prior to being let go by WWE, Bray Wyatt was "being difficult" according to some within the company.

The report notes that Wyatt had some issues in the ring and had some issues with his weight, which Zarian hints could have been a factor in his release from WWE this summer.

“Bray was being difficult. And I’m gonna fill in a lot, I’m not even gonna quote. Because I have the quote, (but) I don’t wanna quote it. He was a little difficult, he had some performance issues in the ring, and he had some weight issues. I’m not saying that that’s the reason, I’m not gonna say that’s the reason, but you can kind of piece things together as to the things – when you evaluate a talent and you’re like, ‘Okay we need this and we need that and this is the plan moving forward’, you need someone… sometimes the decision is easier to make if you make it more difficult for them to make that decision.

Zarian continued by stressing that there were multiple factors behind Wyatt's release from WWE, including financials, his happiness and the aforementioned weight issue.

Initially reports stated that WWE's decision to release Bray was purely a cost-cutting measure, but Zarian has seemingly rebuffed that as being the sole reason behind WWE firing Wyatt:

“So, there is no one reason, by the way, let me just put it out there. Financial, yes. There was a financial issue, there were plenty of other scenarios here. I don’t think he was happy. And I would tell you that these decisions are not cut and dry. It’s not like, ‘Oh it was a money thing and that’s it’. Obviously they’re gonna say that, that’ll be the public answer. Because most likely, it played a part in money, because you can only like some guys so much when you’re losing money. I’m not saying they were losing money but I’m just putting it out there like that. There were numerous reasons. Not one.”

Speaking of Bray Wyatt, Tony Khan recently revealed that he has not held talks with the former WWE Champion about signing with AEW, which you can read more about by clicking here.

Thanks to WrestleTalk for the transcriptions.

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