The former WWE Universal Champion Bray Wyatt (now Windham Rotunda) was reportedly making in excess of $4 million a year before he was released by WWE last July. This was reported by Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer.
Bray Wyatt earned huge paycheck before his was released
On the latest Sunday Night’s Main Event podcast, Meltzer provided a follow-up on his previous report that Wyatt had set “a very high asking price” to return to WWE or join AEW.
“His price is really high,” Meltzer noted. “I know a couple of companies that wanted to get him, but the price he was asking was really just too high.”
Meltzer then mentioned that since Wyatt was making over $4 million a year with WWE, only AEW could realistically afford him, unless WWE decided to bring back the former WWE Champion. However, Meltzer felt Wyatt doesn’t “fit perfectly” with AEW, and doesn’t fit well with NJPW either.
Bray Wyatt (now Windham Rotunda) was previously released by the company in July last year amid the budget cuts. His last in-ring appearance came at WrestleMania 37 when he lost to Randy Orton. He has been away from pro wrestling for quite some time. It has been reported that he is working on a horror film project along with special effects artist Jason Baker.
A picture of the reunited Wyatt Family is also currently being circulated on social media after Braun Strowman (Adam Scherr) shared it on his official handle. The picture features Scherr, Erick Redbeard (fka Erick Rowan), and Rotunda. Wyatt recently appeared at WrestleCon during WrestleMania 38 weekend. He was also spotted with ex-Women’s Champion.
Last week, Wyatt also changed his Twitter name to a red circle, while also changing his photo to a sketch of a one-eyed creature. He also sent out a series of cryptic tweets.