So much for that idea. Earlier this month, Bray Wyatt, better known as the Fiend, defeated Seth Rollins at Crown Jewel to become the new Universal Champion. The title win came after several months of being set up as a major star through the Firefly Fun House and his split personality persona, which turned Wyatt into a completely different character than he was before. Now that he is the champion though, he is going to need some challengers and even that seems to be undergoing some changes.
This week on SmackDown, the Fiend attacked Daniel Bryan in a backstage segment when Bryan was talking to Sami Zayn. As Zayn ran away, the Fiend laid Bryan out with the Mandible Claw. Bryan and Wyatt have a history together, as the two of them were both part of the Wyatt Family for a brief period of time in 2013. They have not fought together or against each other since Bryan returned to the ring last year, though this may suggest that is about to change. It was not however the original plan.
This is what we got though. Check out Wyatt attacking Bryan:
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the original plans for Wyatt’s first feud as champion would have been to have him defend the title against the Miz. Wyatt was originally scheduled to be a guest on MizTV the day after winning the title but the plans were changed when Wyatt was stuck in Saudi Arabia with most of the rest of the roster. Wyatt is currently still scheduled to face Miz in a cage match at the November 30 live event in Mexico City, though the match may be changed as well.
Maybe Miz wants some revenge for this. Check out Miz being attacked by the Wyatt Family:
Opinion: I know he isn’t the most popular wrestler in the world but I’ve been a fan of the Miz for a long time now. He hasn’t been around the World Title scene in far too long and I could go for seeing him back there…but I don’t see him as being someone who belongs in the same ring as Wyatt right now. Bryan at least has a history against Wyatt and is someone the fans would get behind as trying to take the title away from the monster. It could make for a better match as well and that is what the Fiend needs as he is still on some shaky ground after some not very well received matches against Rollins.
Do you want to see Miz get a shot? Would Bryan be a viable opponent? 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 kbwrestlingreviews.com, 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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