The former WCW President Eric Bischoff often gives his take on the happenings of the pro-wrestling world. He recently noted how the former WWE Universal Champion Bray Wyatt was released from his contract and that has certainly come upon as a ‘surprising’ move from the company.
Eric Bischoff opens up on Bray Wyatt’s release
Bray Wyatt was one of the top stars of WWE and his release due to the ‘budget cuts’ has shocked the pro-wrestling community. He played a major role in merchandise sales and drew the attention of the viewers.
In recent times, the stars released from WWE have headed to Tony Khan’s company and in Wyatt’s case, a similar move is also being speculated.
Eric Bischoff on the latest episode of the 83 Weeks Podcast, mentioned that the former WWE Universal Champion’s release was “shocking” and came at a weird time.
WWE Chairman Vince McMahon was asked during a WWE investors call about former WWE talents joining AEW. He had stated that AEW isn’t on the same level of competition as WCW was to WWE.
Eric Bischoff spoke about those comments in reference to Wyatt’s release. He said that apparently, it is very strange that McMahon would hand AEW a talent of the stature of someone like Bray Wyatt.
Eric Bischoff reckons WWE releasing Bray Wyatt has made the situation interesting
He believes that AEW have gained a lot of momentum recently and if someone like Wyatt ends up there, it will be a massive deal for the company. He said: “I’m fascinated with the fact that WWE is willing to not just let talent go, let marquee talent go with a high level of equity amongst wrestling fans at the point where AEW is making such solid progress.”
Bischoff noted that allowing Wyatt to sign with AEW is a bad move given the fact that they have gained such momentum and that is what makes the situation more interesting. Wyatt’s move to AEW cannot be ruled out.
He added: “They’re on a roll now and what a weird time to release a talent like Bray Wyatt that has so much freaking equity with the audience and allow him to be in position to go to AEW. That is a phenomenally interesting scenario to me, makes me wonder what is going on behind the scenes in WWE. I’m just fascinated, it’s an interesting time to be interested in the business of the wrestling business.”
We will see if Wyatt eventually signs a deal with AEW after his 90-days non-compete clause expires.