Bray Wyatt is one of the most intriguing and creative superstars in WWE history, but he has been missing from WWE TV for a long time. The last time we saw him was before WrestleMania 39.
He was scheduled to face Bobby Lashley at WrestleMania, but a few days before the show, the match was canceled. Since then, Wyatt has been absent from WWE programming, and his fans have been wondering what is going on with him.
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What is going on with Bray Wyatt in WWE?
There have been various reports and rumors about Wyatt’s status with WWE. Some reports claimed that Wyatt is dealing with health issues. Other sources have suggested that Wyatt has creative issues with WWE and that he is unhappy with how his character has been booked and portrayed.
Per Fightful: Bray Wyatt and Uncle Howdy are still in WWE and aren't going anywhere
Bray is missing from the roster because he's still dealing with his injury/illness pic.twitter.com/JKd7If1aCa
— CrispyWrestling (@CrispyWrestle) May 15, 2023
The latest report comes from Wrestle Votes. According to Wrestle Votes, Bray Wyatt’s name was not listed in the internal roster rankings that WWE uses to determine the importance and priority of its superstars. However, Wyatt was not the only name that was missing from the rankings.
Other names that appeared alongside him in the “unassigned” category were Ciampa, Truth, Gable Steveson, and Logan Paul. These are wrestlers who are not currently active on any brand.
Wrestle Votes also stated that Bray Wyatt is still on the payroll with WWE, meaning he is still under contract and receiving money from the company. This implies that Wyatt has not been released or quit WWE, but he is also not being used or featured on TV.
Regarding the “roster rankings” and Bray Wyatt’s name not being listed, I was passed the internal groupings. Names that appeared alongside him in this “unassigned” category and are still listed include Ciampa, Truth, Gable Steveson, and Logan Paul. Bray Wyatt is still on the payroll, however. wrote Wrestle Votes
Regarding the “roster rankings” & Bray Wyatt’s name not listed, I was passed the internal groupings. Names that appeared alongside him in this “unassigned” category that are still listed include Ciampa, Truth, Gable Steveson & Logan Paul.
Bray Wyatt is still on payroll however.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) May 19, 2023
It is possible that WWE is waiting for the right time or storyline to bring Wyatt back to TV and that they have something big planned for him in the future. It is also possible that Wyatt is taking some time off to heal and recover from whatever issues he may be facing and that he will return when he is ready and willing.
However, until we hear something official from WWE or Wyatt himself, we can only speculate and hope for the best for one of the most talented and unique performers in the industry.