WWE Chairman Vince McMahon can sometimes go hard on the WWE talents. The former WWE star Bray Wyatt(now Windham) also experienced the same as revealed by fellow former WWE star Matt Hardy. Hardy claimed McMahon ‘laid into’ Wyatt after they returned backstage following their tag team match.
Matt Hardy reveals how Vince McMahon reprimanded Wyatt
Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt had a stint together as The Deletors of the World. The two won the RAW Tag Team Championships once. However, their run did not live up to the fans’ expectations. Even Vince McMahon believed that had more potential. Matt had previously stated that he was shocked and disappointed at WWE’s decision to release Bray.
Speaking on The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy, the AEW star recalled when McMahon berated Bray Wyatt for the latter’s performance in a tag team match.
”’Bray, why didn’t you do that spider walk. What’s wrong with you. You’re not in shape, can you not do it anymore?’ He really laid into him and then he said, ‘you’re not even playing the gimmick’. It was just like reeming Windham out.'”
Hardy had mentioned that he always felt Wyatt and McMahon had a father-son equation. While McMahon praised the former Universal Champion whenever he was proud, he also criticized him harshly if he wasn’t impressed:
“Windham (Bray Wyatt) has always had a very strange relationship with Vince McMahon, very strange, like, I almost felt like Vince looked at him like a son in some ways. When he would do things that he liked, he would love him and he would really give him everything that he could possibly give him.”
Wyatt 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 was released last year during the budget cuts. 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. It seems that has wrapped up and Wyatt is already planning for a highly-anticipated comeback.