The champ is home. This year has seen Bray Wyatt’s career completely rebound as he has gone from a very long form hiatus to a career renaissance with the Firefly Fun House and Fiend. It is a character that has gotten inside the fans’ heads and that is the kind of thing that is going to do him a lot of good going forward. It certainly seems to have done the case as Wyatt is the new Universal Champion, having taken the title from Seth Rollins at Crown Jewel last week. Well the Fiend took it, but that doesn’t mean Wyatt is left out in the cold, which was on full display this week.

Tuesday night saw the official debut of WWE Backstage, the weekly studio show on Fox Sports 1. While the show has had a few preview editions in recent weeks, this week saw the premiere, which meant that the show was going to be stacked with some special guests. In addition to John Cena and Rob Gronkowski, the show featured Wyatt’s first appearance as champion. However, it was not quite the normal interview or promo as Wyatt had a special moment.

Wyatt appeared on Backstage with a special edition of the Firefly Fun House. This episode was a little bit different than the usual shows as it was more of an introduction to the character, with Wyatt flashing back to some previous episodes and talking about his various personae. Wyatt also had the title, which he held up at the end of the episode. There were no appearances from any of Wyatt’s friends and he gave no indication of what he will be doing next.

Wyatt can be a creepy guy. Check out what he did in the Fun House last week:

Opinion: You have to do something to make the show special and if this is going to be the first time that a lot of people are going to be seeing Wyatt, it makes sense to not throw them into the deep end. Wyatt is not something that makes a ton of sense when you first see him and there is a lot to take in at once. Thankfully WWE seems to get that and put together more of a get to you know edition of the Fun House. If nothing else, it is nice to see Wyatt with the title as it validates a lot of what he has been doing lately and helps wash out some of the bad taste from the Cell mess.

How long will Wyatt hold the title? Who should take it from him? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.

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