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Prior to his death, Bray Wyatt was set to make his AEW debut

In the ever-dynamic world of professional wrestling, unexpected twists and turns are the norm. One such twist occurred around this time last year when the wrestling community was abuzz with rumors about the return of Bray Wyatt, also known as Windham Rotunda. This return came over a year after WWE released him in July 2021, leaving fans wondering about the possibilities that could have been.

During his hiatus from WWE, Bray Wyatt kept a low profile, staying away from the pro wrestling scene. However, it has recently come to light that several wrestling promotions were eager to secure his services. According to Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter, there was substantial demand for Bray Wyatt’s talents. Among those interested were Impact Wrestling, Mexico’s AAA, and undisclosed Japanese wrestling groups.

AEW almost got their hands on Bray Wyatt

While negotiations with multiple promotions were ongoing, it appears that the talks with All Elite Wrestling (AEW) were the most advanced. The situation had progressed to the point where Tony Khan, AEW’s head honcho, and his television partners at Warner Bros Discover had even set a date for Bray Wyatt’s potential debut with the company. However, the deal ultimately failed to materialize, and it is believed that financial aspects played a significant role in the breakdown of negotiations.

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This revelation leaves wrestling enthusiasts with a tantalizing “what if” scenario. What if Bray Wyatt had indeed joined the ranks of AEW, adding yet another layer of intrigue to the already dynamic wrestling landscape? Unfortunately, the answer to this question remains speculative, and fans are left to ponder the possibilities that could have arisen from such a collaboration.

Fiend will always be remembered

As the wrestling community continues to mourn the untimely passing of Windham Rotunda at the age of 36, it’s hard not to engage in a “what if” thought exercise. What if the stars had aligned differently, and Bray Wyatt had found a new home in AEW? While we may never know the exact reasons behind the deal’s failure, one thing remains certain – the wrestling world will forever be left to ponder the intriguing potential of Bray Wyatt in the AEW ring.

In the end, as fans and fellow wrestlers reflect on the legacy of Bray Wyatt, it’s clear that his unique charisma and storytelling abilities will continue to captivate the hearts and minds of wrestling enthusiasts around the world, regardless of the paths not taken.

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