Report: TV Networks Frustrated By Bray Wyatt's WWE Release

Wyatt's release causes further concern

After 12 years and three world title reigns, Bray Wyatt was released by WWE on Sunday, August 1, bringing his time with the company to an end.

Wyatt hadn't been on TV since the Raw after WrestleMania, reportedly due to a medical issue, but plans were in place for him to return later this month. WWE opted to release him, though, citing budget cuts as the reason once again. 

Wyatt is just the latest WWE Superstar to be released in 2021 with the likes of Braun Strowman, Buddy Murphy, Aleister Black and Andrade all having been let go already this year. 

The two-time Universal Champion being released has caused a lot of frustration amongst WWE's TV partners, according to Andrew Zarian of the Mat Men Pro Wrestling Podcast, and they are disappointed WWE is letting "top stars" go.

"On vacation so I'm a behind with stuff. I'm hearing a lot of frustration from the networks regarding Bray release. 'Bray's released is really disappointing and a little scary that top stars are being let go' - network source. You have to remember perception is everything," Zarian tweeted.

We have previously noted that Wyatt's release also caused concern within the WWE locker room and several long-time stars no longer believe their jobs are safe regardless of their position on the card.

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