Bray Wyatt: “I was hurting. I was angry. And then I healed.”

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It is quickly coming up to one whole year since we last saw Bray Wyatt wrestle at Wrestlemania 37, where he took on Randy Orton.

Bray Wyatt was a hugely popular star during his time in WWE, clearly capable of being in the main event scene who also had a very strong loyal fanbase. So when WWE released him last year, it was a huge surprise to many.

When he was first released, there was plenty of hype surrounding his name, and understandably so. Especially with AEW these day, any big names let go from WWE will always attract a certain level of attention. However, it seemed like Wyatt had decided to take a bit of a break from wrestling all together, and reports also started to come out that he was working on movie projects and things like that.

Since Wyatt’s release, fans have barely heard anything from him whatsoever. But he has now recently took to Instagram to take some question from fans as part of a Q&A. Here is a thread of the questions and answers:

Q: Why are you in Dallas?

A: I’m here for @officialwrestlecon. But it’s whatever man. ‘Tis the season.

Q: Are you going to wrestle again?

A: I will always love wrestling. I couldn’t imagine spending the rest of my life without stepping in the ring again and hearing that roar again. I think about it often. Everything has to be in place though. Like I said, timing is everything.

Q: When are you going to feed us baby birds? (reference to an October cryptic tweet)

A: Wrestling is so immediate. It took me some time to understand that everything else out there isn’t a live, weekly episodic chaos experiment. It took me a second, but I forced myself to be still until I was thinking logically. I’m all in the clear now. It’s the quality I’m after. My life’s work, my legacy was burned. But I promise you when I leave the earth my past will be far from what my legacy stands for

Q: How’s your health seriously?

A: I have never been more healthy both physically and mentally. I have been able to challenge myself with projects that would’ve never been possible before. This is a happy time for me. But I have to be patient. Timing is everything.

Q: Maybe he’s wrestling Seth Rollins?

A: I love Seth, I love him so goddamn much. Me and him will make up for that one day. And when we do, everyone will understand that wild horses are meant to run free.

Q: Where is The Fiend?

A: you know where

Q: This is him trolling.

A: I’m not trolling shit. I’m answering questions. And this one doesn’t count!

Q: I swear, if you return to the ring in any way it’s going to be insane I definitely miss your work and energy.

A: me too man, me too.

Q: Who is winning, Seth Rollins or you?

A: haven’t Tom Pritchard. I love that man (Rotunda did not elaborate)

Q: How did you come up with the idea for The Firefly Funhouse?

A: The Firefly Funhouse, at least the early ones, are a story about my life. I told you stories in there that happened live on television and many that you could never know. It was confessions. They were short, stylized documentaries about my life. That’s why they connected. They weren’t just about wrestling. They were an origin story. What I really went through, my struggles, my vices, my comeback, and the war that wages on. I hid so much on there just because I wanted people feel when they watched. Because believe me, I had every emotion fathomable during the making of those. My life, my art.

Q: Can you please explain The Kult of Windham?

A: you’ll see

Q: What is the most important life lesson you’ve learned along the way?

A: business is about thinking with your head not your heart. So I suck at business.

Q: What’s on your mind? Revenge? Proving your worth? Letting your ability do the speaking?

A: At first it was all I could think about. But revenge is a confession of pain. And I was hurting. I was angry. And then I healed. I remembered that every single time in my life that I have been challenged I come back better. I’m no stranger to pain, nothing has ever been easy for me, nothing was ever given. But people should know by now, you should never ever ever fuckin doubt what I am capable of.

Q: Are you allowed to use anything regarding The Fiend outside of the WWE? If so will you continue “his” story in other ways and other media?

A: There never was a Fiend, there was only me. I am the Fiend and I don’t need the name, mask or moniker. I just simply am.


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