All has been quiet on the Bray Wyatt to AEW front, despite persistent rumours of the former WWE Champion signing for Tony Khan’s promotion continuing.
Bray Wyatt was released by WWE 11 months ago, as part of WWE’s post-pandemic clear out. They released numerous talents due to “budget cuts” including Braun Strowman, Samoa Joe and Malakai Black, with Bray Wyatt being the most high profile of the lot.
The “Eater of Worlds” was a top star in WWE, having held both World Championships in the company and main eventing numerous pay per views. He portrayed both Bray Wyatt and “The Fiend” on WWE TV and was one of the most popular characters on the entire roster.
He was a record merch seller, bringing in more money than both Becky Lynch and Roman Reigns at his peak. Bray Wyatt was one of the most popular superstars in the entire company, which made it even more shocking when he was released from WWE out of nowhere, especially with AEW in full swing and buying up all the former WWE talent that they could.
While he has not confirmed a return to wrestling just yet, Bray Wyatt has made steps into his comeback by picking out a new name for himself to compete as in the wrestling right.
Bray Wyatt new name
Former WWE Superstar Bray Wyatt’s new name in wrestling is Wyatt 6. The star (real name Windham Rotunda) filed a trademark for the name with famed attorney Michael E. Dockins through the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The trademark has been filed for multiple uses, including hats; Shirts; Sweatshirts; Bandanas; Hooded sweatshirts.
Dockins is well known in the wrestling world as being the top attorney in regards to trademarks. He recently appeared on Talk is Jericho to discuss his business and his history as the leading name in trademarks in the wrestling world, and his work with AEW stars like Chris Jericho and Jim Ross.
The name Wyatt 6 as the new character for Rotunda makes sense. While “Bray Wyatt” is trademarked by WWE, the name Wyatt itself is not. Just like Alastair Black becoming Malakia Black in AEW, Bray Wyatt could still potentially use the Wyatt name in AEW.
The 6 in Wyatt 6 is likely a reference to the number of beast. 666 is the purported number of Satan in the bible, and with his links to satanic-themes in his characters in WWE, it is a perfect addition to his name if he signs for AEW.
Wyatt 6 is currently a free agent and could show up anywhere he wanted. He could make a surprise appearance at Forbidden Door if he wanted, although that has not been confirmed or rumoured at all so far.