Bray Wyatt's release from the WWE has been one of the major wrestling stories of 2021, and it's only getting more complicated as the days go on. Fans have read reactions, rumors, and reports all about the twelve-year veteran's situation, but Wyatt has said next to nothing about it. That silence seemingly ended after the wrestler posted a cryptic tweet that has folks both excited and confused.
Bray Wyatt posted to Twitter 15 minutes before Monday Night Raw kicked off its latest Orlando show with a message both intimidating and confusing. Check out the tweet below, which was accompanied by a picture that's totally on-brand for Wyatt.
The picture looks to be some sort of monstrous face with fangs, possibly a demon. The picture, paired with Bray Wyatt's caption of "You can't kill it," has wrestling fans reeling about what this could possibly mean. Speculation from those who commented was all over the place, with little consensus as to the true meaning.
One theory is that Bray Wyatt teased concept art for a character he intends to debut when his WWE contract will officially let him join a rival competitor like AEW. Wyatt may have posted this photo ahead of Monday Night Raw to drum up support online, and perhaps prove to AEW and other potential future homes that he's still an in-demand talent for wrestling fans.
Another out-there theory is that Bray Wyatt could be headed back to the WWE after secret negotiations, which is possible. Samoa Joe was released by the WWE only to be brought back weeks later in another role. It's certainly possible, though given the extensive amount of coverage of Wyatt's release, one would expect that some rumor of his return would've been foreshadowed.
Wrestling rumors frequently spoil major wrestling comebacks, so it's hard to believe one this big would stay under the radar. With that being said, Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful stated that before Bray Wyatt was released, he was scheduled to make his return during Monday Night Raw in Orlando. The fact that Wyatt would tweet the message the same night he was originally expected to return is interesting, though still likely not a sign he's headed back to the WWE.
Bray Wyatt's release from the WWE was reportedly tied to budget cuts within the company, which has been the case for other WWE Superstars fired before him. Based on what we know, it wouldn't make much sense for WWE to re-sign Wyatt at what he was originally contracted to, and it wouldn't make much sense for Wyatt to sign a lesser contract given his immense popularity and potential suitors in competitive wrestling organizations. Essentially, those hoping this is a tease of a WWE return shouldn't hold their breath, but who knows where this talented wrestler may end up in the coming weeks?
Monday Night Raw airs on USA Mondays at 8:00 p.m. ET. Bray Wyatt had no shortage of superstars willing to go to bat for him when he was silent, as proved by why Ronda Rousey had to say when she found out about his release.
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Mick Joest is a Content Producer for CinemaBlend with his hand in an eclectic mix of television goodness. Star Trek is his main jam, but he also regularly reports on happenings in the world of Star Trek, WWE, Doctor Who, 90 Day Fiancé, Quantum Leap, and Big Brother. He graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Radio and Television. He's great at hosting panels and appearing on podcasts if given the chance as well.