Report: Some WWE Talents Feel Jobs Unsafe After Bray Wyatt Release
"Budget cut" was the stated reason
Several WWE talents feel their spots in WWE are no longer safe following the release of Bray Wyatt on Satruday, according to a new report from Fightful Select.
Fightful spoke with nearly 20 individuals across the roster and company's staff in the fallout of Wyatt's release, many of whom don't believe that the release was a "budget cut", as was explained to them.
Wyatt's standing as a prominent mover of merchandise was cited as evidence that the "budget cut" explanation doesn't make any sense. Those sources feel there had to be more to it than just being a money-saving move.
Fightful's report also notes the hit that Wyatt's release has had on talent morale, saying, "...several other long-time stars said that they don't feel like their jobs are safe any longer, despite of their positions on the card or prior pushes."
Wyatt is just one of several high profile stars who was seemingly released out of the blue by WWE in 2021. Braun Strowman, Aleister (Malakai) Black, Lana, Murphy, and others were let go on June 2, with "budget cuts" as the explanation then as well.