“The Fiend” Bray Wyatt made his much-anticipated WWE in-ring debut against Finn Balor in a squash match this past Sunday at SummerSlam.
The WWE Universe was expecting to see another glimpse of The Fiend the following night on RAW but that didn’t quite happen. Throughout the 3-hour-long show, there was so sign of WWE’s new face of fear.
On Oh You Didn’t Know podcast, Brad Shepard revealed that WWE had deliberately kept Wyatt off Monday Night RAW to make fans yearn for his presence with the sole objective of building mystique for his character.
“The idea to keep The Fiend off of Raw was to build mystique for his character, but really also the beginning toward the soft pull-back for the brand split. They now see Bray as a potential draw to the SmackDown show which will be a focus.”
The Fiend’s opponent for Clash Of Champions is yet to be determined but fans are more excited about the build-up rather than the PPV match itself.
As previously reported, WWE has censored The Fiend’s sadistic SummerSlam entrance while also removing the titantron video from YouTube shortly after the same had been uploaded.
While it was being speculated that WWE could be doing away with the spooky head lantern, it appears that the company is actually saving it for merchandise purposes.
On Wrestling Observer Live, Bryan Alvarez revealed:
“All I can tell you is I’ve asked several people about this and nobody heard anything about the lantern not being a part of the act. In fact, one person told me I guess it’s gonna be part of like his whatever you call it action figure or whatever they’re producing these lanterns.”
“So, anyway, I think everyone’s reading too much into this, but I mean we’ll know soon enough. If he shows up again with no head lantern we’ll know, but I wouldn’t be writing it off yet.”