Bray Wyatt Isn’t Joining AEW, Likely To Sign With Impact Wrestling [Report]

A new report suggests that Bray Wyatt won’t end up signing with AEW, and that Impact Wrestling is the likely landing spot.

Bray Wyatt (real name Windham Rotunda) didn’t end up debuting for AEW during this week’s episode of Dynamite, and a new report suggests that he won’t sign with the company at all.

On Wrestling Observer Live (h/t WrestlingNews.co), Bryan Alvarez said the following:

“As far as the former Bray Wyatt goes, I mentioned weeks ago that I do not believe that the former Bray Wyatt is going to AEW. If you asked me, this is not confirmed because nothing is confirmed until somebody signs somewhere. The impression I have is it is more likely that he is going to Impact Wrestling. But here’s the deal, anything is possible.”

Alvarez noted that AEW dropped hints about both Bryan Danielson and CM Punk debuting with the promotion, but they haven’t done so with Wyatt.

This week’s edition of Dynamite took place in Rochester, New York — the hometown of the late Brodie Lee. The show was dedicated to Lee, who tragically passed away on Dec. 26 last year from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. He and Wyatt were close friends. having worked together in The Wyatt Family stable during their time in WWE, where the former performed as “Luke Harper.”

It was previously reported that Wyatt may waive his 90-day non-compete clause with WWE, and that he would possibly debut for AEW at the Rochester show. Wyatt was released from his WWE contract on July 31.

Braun Strowman, another former Wyatt Family member, was released from his WWE contract on June 2. It is widely assumed that he will end up in Impact Wrestling, and his 90-day non-compete clause with WWE is long expired. Could we see Wyatt and Strowman reunite together in AEW? Only time will tell, but those would surely be two marquee additions for the company.