The secret Fiend move. Every now and then you see something in wrestling that is going quite a bit over the top and it sticks in your head for one reason or another. Some of these things might be better than others, and that is likely going to be the case with how this year’s Tables, Ladders And Chairs came to an end. It was one of those more out there endings and now we know how it was done.
The ending of this weekend’s Tables, Ladders And Chairs saw Randy Orton defeat The Fiend in a Firefly Inferno match. Orton won the match by lighting the Fiend on fire but they weren’t done yet. After the match, Orton laid Fiend out with an RKO and then lit him on fire to end the show. It was quite the ending and there were a few production tricks to make it possible.
According to the WrestleVotes Twitter account, the match was taped in advance to allow for various retakes to cover the more dangerous spots. This included the spot of Orton jumping out of a rocking chair as it was lit on fire. The ending spot was done with a dummy rather than a person in a suit. There were workers around ringside with fire extinguishers to take care of any fires that were involved in the segment. It is not clear when Bray Wyatt will be back on television.
The Inferno Match was pre-taped this afternoon and as of the first rundown, wasn’t scheduled to be the main event. Interesting move.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) December 21, 2020
This was pretty violent. Check out how the match went down:
Opinion: I don’t think the dummy was any secret, but it did make for a cool looking visual to end the match. Yes it was over the top, but you can get away with something like this with no fans in attendance. WWE has been taking advantage of that, though it might not be for everyone’s taste. Hopefully there is a good idea to bring Wyatt back, because this isn’t quite the best way to go out.
What did you think of the segment? What is next for Wyatt? Let us know in the comments below.
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