As the Inquisitr reported earlier this week, Bray Wyatt was in Oklahoma City on Monday, and more importantly, backstage during the taping of Monday Night RAW. Of course, Wyatt did not appear on the show, nor did he come out for any type of dark match after RAW went off the air. His return has been kept under lock and key, but as that previous report indicated, there have been discussions about adding Bray to the Money in the Bank ladder match at the pay-per-view event on June 19.
According to Ringside News, Bray Wyatt has been cleared to return to action, and presumably he was cleared this past week, but WWE officials just weren’t ready to use him. It appears as if the goal was to wait for Wyatt to get a clean bill of health before bringing back the Wyatt Family as a collective unit. However, that’s still unlikely with Luke Harper rehabbing his knee after surgery and now scheduled to star in a horror-action movie, Hemlock Grove, filming in upstate New York where Harper lives.
So the big question, aside from what program Wyatt will enter upon returning, remains in what capacity he’ll return, either heel or face. Original plans called for Bray to face Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam after having teased the program dating all the way back to January. But those plans appeared to have changed once WWE decided to turn the Wyatt Family face to set up a post-WrestleMania angle with the League of Nations. Few expected that turn to have that big a bearing on Wyatt and Lesnar’s SummerSlam plans, but that was apparently the case.
Obviously, Bray Wyatt’s calf injury, suffered in Milan, stifled any feud with the League of Nations that would have at least seen a six-man tag match at Payback. With the Wyatts out of the picture, the League disbanded, and might have just been placeholders to help elevate Bray and company into higher faces anyway. So in essence, the injury may have given WWE officials the ability push the reset button on a Bray Wyatt face-turn if they so choose.
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