• Real Reason Behind Bray Wyatt Losing At WrestleMania 37 & Taking Time Off
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.
According to the Dirty Sheets patreon page, 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.
No word yet on when Wyatt will return, but the hope backstage is that he’ll be back by SummerSlam.
• ON THIS DAY IN WWE HISTORY (May 12, 2005) – WWE SmackDown!
On this day in 2005, World Wrestling Entertainment aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE SmackDown!’.
It was pre-taped at the Sovereign Center in Reading, Pennsylvania and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE Judgment Day 2005’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
– Heidenreich vs. Spike Dudley
– Chavo Guerrero & MNM vs. Paul London, Hardcore Holly & Charlie Haas
– Jimmy Jacobs vs. Eddie Guerrero
– Matt Morgan vs. Funaki
– Booker T vs. Kurt Angle