People close to Bray Wyatt believe that the former WWE wrestler is currently bound to a standard 90-day non-compete clause.
While the aforementioned Wyatt associates aren't completely sure on the matter - and it's entirely possible that the situation could change - Fightful Select have sourced this assumption.
Wyatt was released from his WWE contract on 31 July. A 90-day non-compete clause (which is standard for main roster wrestlers) would expire on 29 October, preventing him from signing with or appearing for another promotion prior to that date.
Though Bray had been heavily linked with an AEW debut on last night's Rochester, New York show, a 90-day non-compete would have made this legally impossible. Nonetheless, Wyatt's connection to the late Brodie Lee made it an easy line for speculative minds to draw, with the 34-year-old showing up in Lee's hometown to reunite the squabbling Dark Order a popular fantasy booking scenario.
The Wrestling Observer's Dave Meltzer reported on 21 August that Wyatt was "most likely" heading to AEW upon his non-compete's expiration. Yesterday, Meltzer dismissed the possibility of Bray showing up in Rochester, which couldn't have happened anyway.