On the June 20 episode of Monday Night RAW, Bray Wyatt made his long-awaited return to WWE TV.
After over two months out with a calf injury, it appeared that 'The Eater of Worlds' was back and raring to go as he and The Wyatt Family entered into a feud with The New Day.
News this week might have the WWE Universe questioning just how ready Bray is to return to the thick of the action, however. Indeed, reports noting that Wyatt has been pulled from the WWE's upcoming tour of Japan have, almost inevitably, led to questions being asked.
SIGN UP NOW
Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250 word test article: https://gms.to/haveyoursay4
As noted by NoDQ.com, the leader of The Wyatt Family was originally slated to face off against Shinsuke Nakamura as the WWE visited Tokyo on July 1, before taking on Chris Jericho, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose the following night.
The latest update to scheduling, however, has seen Bray's name removed from both cards. Jericho will be replacing him for the match versus Nakamura, whilst his replacement for the fatal four-way is "TBA".
As you might expect considering that no official reason has been given by WWE, the move has already led to concern from some sections of the Universe who fear that Bray's injury might not be as well healed as the WWE would have us believe.
Then again, perhaps the company are simply taking extra precautions with one of their top stars given the fact Wyatt was originally injured whilst competing in a non-televised match on another WWE tour.
His absence from events in Tokyo will obviously be disappointing for the WWE's Asian fan base. In the long run, however, the organisation know they have to keep their big names on WWE TV and risking a setback on a tour event simply isn't worth it.
Hopefully the move is only a precaution, but only time will tell.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: https://www.givemesport.com/writeforgms