Going into Money in the Bank on Sunday, Bray Wyatt faces off against Braun Strowman, his former disciple for the Universal Championship. If we look back at Wyatt’s opponents since introducing us to ‘The Fiend’ we see a clear pattern. All the wrestlers he’s defeated, he’s previously had altercations with in the past. For example, Finn Balor, John Cena and Daniel Bryan.
If we look at everyone he’s lost to which is only, Goldberg and Seth Rollins, we see that he hasn’t had personal feuds with those two in the past. Seth Rollins and Bray Wyatt have feuded, however, that feud was based around The Shield and The Wyatt Family, not Bray and Seth alone.
This shows The Fiend’s key weakness, people he has no recollection of facing in his past. But this is where things get interesting and we have to question Strowman, who was formally a servant to Wyatt. Over the last couple of weeks, Braun has shown clear restraint against the mind games and manipulation of Wyatt, but not The Fiend.
This match has so much potential to have a compelling storyline and I hope they take advantage of it. We could possibly see Strowman overcome his past life and retain his championship, or we can see Strowman submit to his past and let that rule him.
From a logical point of view, I’d say Strowman should win because he just won the title and it doesn’t make sense to take it off him this quickly. Yet, this is WWE we’re talking about and hardly anything they do makes sense.
Anyway, what I’d prefer is to see Wyatt make Strowman relinquish the belt by submitting to him after they beat the living daylights out of each other and for Strowman to rejoin Bray for a long period of time, maybe up to around October, to then turn on him and face him at Hell in A Cell.
I guess we’ll have to wait and see!