Bray Wyatt (Windham Rotunda) is reportedly seeking a lot of money for his next wrestling contract. Wyatt was released from his WWE deal last summer.
Any company that wants to sign former WWE superstar Bray Wyatt will have to be willing to meet an apparently high asking price.
In a major surprise, Wyatt was released from his WWE contract on July 31 of last year. The former WWE and Universal Champion has not appeared in the wrestling industry ever since, and it’s really anybody’s guess if or when the soon-to-be 35-year-old willl land with another promotion.
On Tuesday afternon, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter sent out the following tweet:
A fan responding to the tweet asked about Bray Wyatt. In response, Meltzer stated that Wyatt’s “asking price is very high:
Wyatt’s 90-day non-compete clause expired in October, so he’s been free to sign with another wrestling promotion for almost six months now. But here were are nearly four months through 2022, and the longtime wrestling fan favorite remains unsigned. Wyatt did say in a recent Q&A on Instagram that he is keen on eventually returning to wrestling.
Former WWE superstars Braun Strowman (Wyatt’s longtime ally in The Wyatt Family) and EC3 recently launched a new wrestling promotion called “Control Your Narrative.” EC3 recently stated that Wyatt is “taking time away from wrestling”, though the former noted that he’d like to work with the former WWE Champion.
Wyatt wrestled his final match for WWE at day two of WrestleMania 37 weekend in Tampa Bay, Florida. He continued his program with Randy Orton but lost to The Viper via pinfall after Alexa Bliss betrayed Wyatt. On the post-WrestleMania edition of Raw, Wyatt stated in a “Firefly Fun House” segment that he was looking for a fresh start.
Less than four months later, WWE would unexpectedly release Wyatt from his contract. In late 2021, Wyatt started working on a film project with close friend Jason Baker; who also worked with him in WWE. Baker revealed in February that their movie project was “coming along.”