According to a report, WWE’s television partners aren’t pleased with the company’s decision to release veteran superstar Bray Wyatt.
Bray Wyatt’s unexpected release from the WWE on Saturday has caused plenty of confusion across the wrestling world.
On Saturday, WWE announced that they had let go of the two-time Universal Champion. It has since been reported that several within WWE, including multiple superstars, were frustrated and surprised by Wyatt’s release. Apparently, WWE’s television partners aren’t pleased with the move either.
According to Andrew Zarian of the Mat Men Pro Wrestling Podcast, there’s plenty of frustration from WWE’s networks regarding the company’s decision to let him go.
“Bray’s released is really disappointing and a little scary that top stars are being let go,” a network source told Zarian.
Wyatt was among the company’s top merchandise sellers, as well as one one of the longest-tenured WWE superstars on the roster. He had been with the company since 2009. Wyatt was renowned for the ability to reinvent his character time and time again. On top of that, it appeared as though Wyatt was about to return, making his release all the more perplexing.
Wyatt’s final WWE appearance came on the Apr. 12 episode of Monday Night Raw. Following his loss to Randy Orton at WrestleMania 37, Wyatt announced that he was seeking a fresh start.
Source: The Sportster