Bray Wyatt has been away from the pro wrestling scene. He 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 was reported that he had been working on a horror film project along with special effects artist Jason Baker. Wyatt is already planning for a highly-anticipated comeback. ‘ As ‘The Fiend,’ Wyatt was one of the very few supernatural characters to get over with fans. Though he built popularity, there was a feeling within WWE that Wyatt was doing more harm than good. Now, WWE has been accused of stealing gimmick of Wyatt.
Bray Wyatt gimmick was allegedly stolen
The storyline cousins performed as The Highlanders on WWE’s main roster between July 2006 and August 2008. Following their exit, Robbie McAllister attempted to return to the company with a similar look to Wyatt. However, WWE’s then-Head of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis refused to rehire him.
While speaking on “Jofo in the Ring,” Rory McAllister of The Highlanders claimed that his partner Robbie McAllister created a persona similar to Wyatt before Wyatt’s debut. He accused WWE of stealing the gimmick from Robbie McAllister.
“That was Robbie’s idea, 100 percent. Because he went over and worked in the UK and stuff, and he was dressed up the same way, looked the exact same. He went to WWE and, all of a sudden, after they told him not to go back, here comes Bray Wyatt doing Robbie’s whole schtick.”
Robbie and Rory McAllister are not the first people to accuse Wyatt of using someone else’s idea. In 2020, Abraham Washington said Wyatt’s newscaster segments were taken from YouTube videos he sent to WWE.