• Backstage News On Bray Wyatt’s WWE Status
After being burned down by Randy Orton at TLC 2020, “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt was written off WWE programming for a few months.
The Fiend then returned in time for WrestleMania 37 and lost to Orton once again, this time after being distracted by Alexa Bliss.
Wyatt was last seen on the RAW after WrestleMania in a Firefly Fun House segment.
According to PWInsider, Wyatt’s absence isn’t due to a creative issue:
“WWE sources have remained quiet about Wyatt’s circumstances beyond the idea that he’s being held off for a specific reason. The belief among some is that it’s not a creative issue.”
As we reported back in May, Wyatt asked for some time off as he’s dealing with mental health issues.
Wyatt is coping with the death of his close friend Jon Huber (Luke Harper / Brodie Lee), who passed away in December 2020 due to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
While Wyatt was written off WWE TV before Huber’s death, Huber’s pending fate was known by many of his close friends several weeks in advance.
Wyatt agreed to return in time for WrestleMania, but Vince McMahon wasn’t happy with the shape Wyatt returned in.
Wyatt then expressed that he isn’t ready to be back and needs more time off, which resulted in what we saw at WrestleMania.
When WWE announced the date & venue for SummerSlam 2021, Wyatt replied to it with a GIF of his own character to tease that he might return for the biggest event of the Summer.
— Bray Wyatt (@WWEBrayWyatt) June 5, 2021
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• Old School WWF/WCW Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF/WCW Veteran “Meat” Shawn Stasiak (Real name: Shawn Stipich) celebrates his 51st birthday today.
Second generation superstar Shawn Stasiak is the son of former WWWF World Heavyweight Champion Stan “The Man” Stasiak.
During his 1999 WWF stint, he was the boy-toy of the PMS (Pretty Mean Sisters), consisting of Terri Runnels, Jacqueline & Ryan Shamrock. Shawn’s biggest claim to fame was losing to Kurt Angle in Kurt’s WWF debut match at the Survivor Series 1999 PPV.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHAWN STASIAK!