There’s been a lot of speculation surrounding Bray Wyatt’s absence from WWE events, particularly his removal from the WrestleMania 39 lineup.
While some reports suggested that it was due to creative differences, others have recently revealed that it may be due to an undisclosed physical issue.
— B/R Wrestling (@BRWrestling) March 13, 2023
Yesterday Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful stated that
“Bray Wyatt is out of action with an undisclosed “physical issue,” WWE sources claim to Fightful. We haven’t heard anything regarding rumors of creative issues, and one source denied it. We’ll continue asking.” wrote Sean.
In an update to that story, Sean reports on Fightful Select that
“the creative team has been informed of Wyatt’s illness, but they did not expect him to be out for an extended period.”
Now Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer provides an update on Bray Wyatt’s status & said he thinks Wyatt vs Lashley for WrestleMania is still on & he should be back soon.
“That’s pretty much all I can say – there is something to it, but I’m not at liberty to discuss it. As far as I know, everything I’ve been told is that it’s not a creative issue or anything like that.” H/T WrestleTalk
Wyatt has not participated in any company event for the last two weeks. Bobby Lashley, who was supposed to be his opponent at WrestleMania, is carrying on with the storyline despite Wyatt’s absence.
During his recent backstage promo on Monday Night Raw, Lashley called out Wyatt, but it seems like their match may not happen at WrestleMania after all.
I’ve worked too hard to be denied.
I will be ready to fight on the biggest stage of them all, #WrestleMania.
I don’t care who it is, somebody will feel the wrath of the All-Mighty. pic.twitter.com/os5kWLcatO
— Bobby Lashley (@fightbobby) March 13, 2023
Wyatt has also been removed from non-televised live events and episodes of SmackDown, leading to further speculation about his health.
According to multiple sources, with WrestleMania fast approaching, it looks like Wyatt won’t be able to make it back in time.
It’s unclear what exactly is ailing Wyatt, but his absence has caused a lot of concern among WWE fans. We at Wrestling Unseen wish him a speedy recovery and hope to see him back in the ring soon.