Former WWE writer talks about what possibly went wrong with Bray Wyatt behind the scenes

During an appearance on the Ringer Wrestling podcast, former WWE writer Freddie Prinze Jr. talked about Bray Wyatt’s departure from WWE and what possibly went wrong. Prinze Jr. indicated that Wyatt had creative issues with Vince McMahon and Kevin Dunn…

“I can’t tell you everything I know. I know Bray, I wouldn’t say we’re friends but we’re acquaintances, but I still have friends at the company. Like I said earlier, if you’re willing to work a specific way, even if you have a bad match, in the eyes of the top two dudes at the company it’s a good match because you’re doing business their way. If you’re wanting to step out of that lane and widen your river or just show there’s some other streams, even if you have a great match, it’s just a good match. And when you stick to your guns time and time again, they’re gonna stick to theirs. Look, Vince is a product of the ’80s. It’s Reaganomics, when there’s problems he throws money at it. It’s an old-school way of thinking. It sometimes works. It sometimes doesn’t, but they’re men that will double down, him and Kevin. And for better or worse they will always double down.”

“I don’t think Bray had a good enough hand to play poker with them in that game. And that’s why he lost the first time in a weird way in Abu Dhabi [Saudi Arabia] and that’s why things kind of went south from there. His segments weren’t suffering, his performance wasn’t suffering. I just think if you’re not willing to play ball then they let you know, ‘Hey, you’re not trying to play ball. We’re not gonna help you out. We gave you this platform and you’re not using it the way we want you to use it.’ And it’s business, you can understand that.” (quotes courtesy of