After the implosion of yet another one of his tag teams, Bray Wyatt may be temporarily stepping away from WWE. The former world champion issued a tweet early Thursday morning stating that he would be “going away now” in order to find himself.
The tweet also included a graphic from WWE featuring their “Ten Best Factions Of All Time”, with the caption reading, “…when I am back, I want you all to remember things like this, that make me do the things I do.” The graphic includes obvious names like DX, Evolution and the Hart Foundation, as well as NXT newcomers, the Undisputed Era.
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Noticeably missing from the list is the Wyatt Family, potentially hinting that Bray might be going away to usher in the return of his old brotherhood – or potentially a new twist on the gimmick.
It’s worth noting that Erick Rowan, an original member of the group, is currently on the shelf with an injury, and both Rowan and Harper have been repackaged as the Bludgeon Brothers, and are members of the Smackdown Live roster.
It could be argued that Bray Wyatt’s character has been in a state of inconsistent flux since debuting on the WWE main roster in 2013. From the original Wyatt Family, to Bray being pushed as a solo act, to the return of the faction and addition of Braun Strowman, to Strowman breaking off, there has rarely been any consistency in his booking outside of his actual gimmick, which has remained largely the same with a few mystical twists thrown in here and there.
In 2017 he was involved in a highly criticized program with Finn Balor that was leading to the debut of the “Sister Abigail” character, which was actually just Bray dressed up as a creepy woman. An illness that took down several top WWE stars at once changed those plans in a major way, essentially scrapping the feud altogether.
He was then put into a program with Matt Hardy based on the “Woken” gimmick, with fans hopeful that WWE would dive hard into the “Broken Universe” that Hardy created with his brother and family in Impact Wrestling. They ended up doing one unique “match” at the Hardy compound that saw Wyatt thrown into the Lake of Reincarnation, and he was later brought back as an ally joining Matt in a new tag team.
I’m going away now. To find myself. But when I am back, I want you all to remember things like this, that make me do the things I do. pic.twitter.com/6ohvkAHSuo
— Bray Wyatt (@WWEBrayWyatt) September 6, 2018