Because Bray Wyatt hasn’t been featured on the previous few episodes of WWE Friday Night SmackDown, there’s been a lot of speculation regarding Bray Wyatt’s whereabouts in the last week or so. WWE is no longer promoting Bray Wyatt vs. Bobby Lashley at WrestleMania, according to recent sources, as Wyatt has been suffering from a “physical issue.”
Dave Meltzer stated on TSN Radio’s Sunday Night’s Main Event that Wyatt is battling an illness and that he does not sure what his situation is for WrestleMania. WWE did, however, tease Bray on SmackDown.
“He’s ill,” Meltzer said. “He was supposed to be at the show Friday and he was not so he’s still ill. They did do a quick tease of him so he’s not gone from the company. When I asked this week if he was going to be wrestling Bobby Lashley at WrestleMania, I did not get an answer and they did not promote that match on either show at all.”
Meltzer added, “I was not given an answer so my gut is that it’s up in the air. I was not told a no, I was not told a yes. I was just told that he is ill. I guess it’s out of their hands right now. But he’s still with the company. I know there’s people who think that he quit the company but they did do a tease on Friday Night SmackDown show…”
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After making a comeback in 2018, Bray Wyatt’s new WWE run seemed pretty promising, but as time has passed and his longtime partner has left the company, it appears to be losing steam. The former Universal Champion began with a blank canvas and sought to tell his fans a fresh tale. The plot began with the introduction of “Uncle Howdy,” a new figure in Wyatt’s rich mythology that attracted the audience.
His most recent rivalry, which was supposed to take him all the way to WrestleMania 39 against Bobby Lashley, has now been called off due to a “physical issue.” Nick Manfredini, one of Bray Wyatt’s closest colleagues, is no longer by his side. Manfredini, who worked for WWE for a long period, departed the business earlier this year, according to Fightful Select. This departure happened before Bray was supposed to be out of WrestleMania due to an unspecified ailment.
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