Bray Wyatt Reportedly Sidelined With Physical Issue – There’s been a lot of talk about Bray Wyatt today after he did not appear at the Madison Square Garden show last night. He was replaced by Braun Strowman and there has been no official update from WWE on his absence.
Wrestling Observer‘s Ryan Frederick reported today on the F4W Board that Wyatt is out due to “creative issues” and he is off the WrestleMania card. Frederick doubled down on this in another post. Of course, there’s still a possibility that things can be worked out to get him on the show. WWE has not yet given any indication that plans have changed but it’s notable that Wyatt was not at SmackDown just over a week ago and instead, they sent out Uncle Howdy for the segment with Bobby Lashley.
Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful Select reports that Wyatt is sidelined with a “physical issue”, according to sources familiar with the situation. As of this writing, these sources weren’t sure about a timeline for Wyatt’s return. Sapp stated that there hasn’t been any word on Wyatt’s rumored walk-out due to creative issues
In the report, Sapp cited sources who claimed that Wyatt was pulled from other scheduled appearances due to the aforementioned physical issues. During his absence, Bobby Lashley has continued to build his feud with Wyatt; he addressed their rivalry in a promo on the March 6 episode of WWE RAW.
Sapp also wrote that, for the past two weeks, Uncle Howdy materials have not been sent to the past two episodes of SmackDown, whereas that had previously almost been a weekly occurrence. Per sources, Wyatt has not planned for these shows, and he is not currently scheduled for the March 13 episode of WWE RAW.
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Bray Wyatt Reportedly Sidelined With Physical Issue