In less than one week The Fiend Bray Wyatt challenges The Kingslayer Seth Rollins for the Universal Championship inside Hell in a Cell. Wyatt has been delivering some of the best weekly segments on Raw in a very long time. He’s currently the hottest star on the flagship show and rightfully so.
For months The Fiend has been terrorising some of the biggest Icons and Legends in WWE history such as Kurt Angle, Mick Foley, and Jerry “The King” Lawler. Ahead of Clash of Champions, Wyatt addressed rumours of him challenging the winner of Seth Rollins versus Braun Strowman at the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view. Following Rollins’ hard-fought victory The Fiend made good on his promise dropping the Universal Champion on the stage to close out the show.
Over the last few weeks, The Fiend has victimised and scared the living hell out of Rollins leaving the Universal Champion unsure of what to make of this new strange incarnation of Wyatt. There is a huge amount of speculation that The Undertaker returns to cost him the title.
Why The Deadman?
— Matt Boone (@MattBoone1984) September 10, 2019
On the Madison Square Garden episode of Raw, in one of Wyatt’s fantastic Firefly Funhouse segments, he turned a clock to the time of 11:19 contrary to Stone Cold Steve Austin’s 3:16 famous slogan. Rumours began spreading like wildlife that Wyatt was referencing to The Deadman’s historic debut at the 1990 Survivor Series pay-per-view.
The Undertaker and Wyatt are no stranger to each other not only did they go one-on-one at WrestleMania 31 but, they also faced each other at The Deadman’s 25th Anniversary of his debut at Survivor Series in a tag team match between The Brothers of Destruction and Luke Harper and Bray Wyatt. Both times Wyatt lost the match and a ton of momentum. I will be one to say that I handpicked The Deadman as one of The Fiend’s final victims given their history.
How did WWE back themselves up into a corner you ask? Well, The Fiend has skyrocketed to the Universal Championship title picture so fast that the WWE Universe is completely convinced he’s leaving the pay-per-view with the title. What happens though when he doesn’t win the Universal Championship? All that momentum he’s been capturing since his in-ring debut at SummerSlam where he decapitated Finn Balor.
In my opinion, Wyatt should have gradually made his ascension to the Universal Championship title picture not just been shot right up after only one match. The last time Wyatt held the WWE Championship was during the road to WrestleMania 33. He won the championship at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view and then entered into a bitter feud with Randy Orton. The Viper picked his moment to strike when the leader of The Wyatt Family wasn’t prepared.
The two had a bizarre and ridiculous match for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 33, where Wyatt attempted to use his creepiness to gain his revenge on Orton but, he was the one who was made to look like a complete fool.
The Fiend has been booked as one of the most protected characters and WWE needs to tread extremely carefully. If Wyatt does not win the Universal Championship by controversial or nefarious means than, the WWE Universe might completely give up on him altogether.
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— WrestleZone on Mandatory (@WRESTLEZONEcom) September 27, 2019
There has been an announcement this week that WWE Crown Jewel is heading back to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Halloween and it would make perfect sense for them to book The Undertaker versus The Fiend but is that really what’s best for business? Has WWE even considered the fact that if the WWE Universe turns on Wyatt then all of their and his hard work will be 100% diminished?