With Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque now WWE’s Head of Talent Relations, rumerous former WWE Superstars have been reached out to regarding a possible return to the company, with the likes of Dakota Kai, Dexter Lumis, Karrion Kross, and Johnny Gargano amongst others all having reappeared across WWE TV over the past few weeks.
As previously reported by a number of sources, Triple H’s talent acquisitions are seemingly not over yet, and a new report from Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter has potentially shed some light on who WWE’s next major return may be, as the report states that the company have “definitely” held talks with former WWE Champion Bray Wyatt.
“Regarding talk of Wyatt returning, there were definitely talks in that direction. At one point the talks stalled but it was said it was not a dead issue. Talks with him outside WWE had also stalled in the past, as his asking price was well above what other companies were willing to pay. When he was last in WWE, the belief was that behind Reigns and Lesnar, that the tier of he, Orton and Rousey were the highest paid pro wrestlers in the world.”– Dave Meltzer
Wyatt was one of the most surprising names to have been released by the company over the past two years, with his July 2021 departure reportedly coming down to budget cuts. As noted by the Observer, Wyatt, alongside Randy Orton and Ronda Rousey, sat behind only Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns as the highest paid pro wrestlers in the world, and thus with Wyatt having been off TV since that year’s WrestleMania, the reasons for his release become easier to understand.
Time will tell as to whether the man formerly known as The Fiend re-emerges on WWE TV over the coming months. Wyatt has yet to stap back into the ring since his WWE release in the summer of last year, with suspected involvement in Hollywood seemingly taking up the bulk of his time.