Another major talent has left the WWE.

The WWE announced today that Bray (The Fiend) Wyatt (AKA: Windham Rotunda) is no longer with the company.

“WWE has come to terms on the release of Bray Wyatt. We wish him the best in all his future endeavors,” said the company in its usual canned statement.

The reason for Wyatt’s release seems to be budget cuts.

The son of Mike ‘IRS’ Rotunda, nephew to Barry Windham and brother to Bo Dallas began with the WWE as part of the Nexus as Husky Harris in 2010. He would spent more time in FCW after the Nexus angle ended before returning as the Bray Wyatt and FCW became NXT.

Wyatt was inspired by the mindset of Rage Against The Machine and the Maximilian ‘Max’ Cady character from the movie Cape Fear in creating the persona with encouragement and advice from Dusty Rhodes. As cult leader Wyatt, Rotunda had Braun Strowman, Luke Harper and Erick Rowan as his minions and disciples.

Bray Wyatt would then morph into a Mr. Rogers-like children’s show host on the Firefly Funhouse segments with the diabolical Fiend as his alternate identity.

Recently though, Wyatt and the Fiend have been shoved into the background with Alexa Bliss taking over his role on Raw and even betraying him at WrestleMania this year. It seems that match against Randy Orton on April 11th was his last match in WWE.

Mickie James had this to say about Wyatt’s release:

This year alone the following talent have left the WWE:

Lars Sullivan

Steve Cutler

Charly Caruso

Billie Kay

Mickie James

Wesley Blake


Chelsea Green


Samoa Joe

Bo Dallas

Peyton Royce

Mojo Rawley

Drake Wuertz

Jake Clemons

Alexander Wolfe

Skyler Story

Ezra Judge

Jessamyn Duke

Vanessa Borne

Velveteen Dream

Adnan Virk

Tom Phillips

Braun Strowman

Aleister Black


Ruby Riott

Santana Garrett


Ariya Daivari

Tony Nese

Chase Parker

Matt Martel


August Grey

Tyler Breeze

Samir Singh

Sunil Singh

Curt Stallion

Arturo Ruas

Marina Shafir

Killian Dain

Tino Sabbatelli

The Big Show



Daniel Bryan

Mark Henry