WWE star Bray Wyatt ‘nearing return after battling life-threatening illness’ – with The Fiend ‘medically cleared to wrestle again’ after seven months out
- Wyatt has not been seen in WWE since his win at the Royal Rumble in January
- Reports claim he has been battling a career and life-threatening health issue
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Bray Wyatt is reportedly nearing a return to WWE seven months since his last appearance after overcoming a life-threatening illness away from the sport.
Wyatt, a three-time WWE world champion, has not competed since his win over LA Knight in a Mountain Dew Pitch Black Match at the Royal Rumble back in January.
And according to Fightful Select, via Wrestling Inc, the 36-year-old has been battling a long-term illness which has kept him out of the ring for the past seven months.
But after coming through his undisclosed health problem, he is now said to be edging closer to a WWE return.
Wyatt has been medically cleared to wrestle again, although WWE is taking precautions to ensure his long-term health will be stable following the illness, which was believed to have been both career and life-threatening.
Bray Wyatt is reportedly nearing a return to WWE after overcoming a life-threatening illness
Wyatt, who has not been seen in WWE since the Royal Rumble in January, has been medically cleared to wrestle again after battling through a serious health problem
According to the report, the Florida-born star’s outlook has improved significantly, meaning the company is already mapping out creative plans for the former WWE champion.
September has been pinpointed as a potential return date, however nothing is set in stone as of yet.
Wyatt, known as The Fiend, was set to ignite a feud with Bobby Lashley before going on his hiatus in early 2023.
His mysterious Uncle Howdy, as well as Eric Young and Alexa Bliss were in line to be involved in the feud, but Young has since left the company and Bliss is currently out on maternity leave
For the best part of a decade Wyatt has proven one of WWE’s most polarizing figures.
His journey with the company has been somewhat of a rollercoaster, too, after he was released in 2021 as part of a cost-cutting move.
He eventually returned last October at Extreme Rules with a slightly-altered gimmick combining his previous ‘Fiend’ and ‘Eater of Word’ characters.