How To Fix Bray Wyatt

How To Fix Bray Wyatt

Bray Wyatt (left) battles John Cena at WrestleMania XXX on 6 April 2014 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.

He should’ve beat Cena at WrestleMania, it wouldn’t have hurt Cena at all. The feud should’ve ended there with Cena distracted with a new opponent, someone who Cena could beat to rebuild his momentum. Instead, Cena mocked Wyatt as a “homeless man” completely no-selling his aggressive 3 on 1 attacks, actually half-way broke character by apologizing for it next week… and then beat him anyway, multiple times. Losing that feud set Wyatt back big time as the storyline implied that Wyatt‘s entire plan of coming into the WWE was to replace Cena as face of the company. For no reason at all the Wyatt Family was soon after broken up and he started a random feud with Dean Ambrose that bombed. He then received a winning streak that built up his momentum until he lost to another person who didn’t need the win, The Undertaker.

The Wyatt Family should’ve been a dominant force taking out everyone left and right. Instead they were reunited but did nothing relevant until the brand extension was relaunched and he was put on the SmackDown! brand in 2016. He finally got a major push there and became one of the brand‘s top heels. He even won the WWE Title for the first time, cleanly pinning AJ Styles and John Cena in the same match. He also held the SmackDown! Tag Team Titles with Randy Orton. It was the biggest win of his career and he was finally the top heel. The Wyatt Family was a force and the future looked bright.

What should’ve happened later? Wyatt should’ve beaten Randy Orton (who didn’t need the win) at WrestleMania XXXIII, then received a lengthy reign until SummerSlam, where a babyface AJ Styles could’ve overcome the odds of The Wyatt Family to beat him for the title. Instead, he lost the title in his first PPV title defense, got moved to RAW where he became a midcarder losing to the likes of Jason Jordan. After losing a feud to Matt Hardy he is now Hardy’s sidekick babyface tag team partner. Oh yeah, and there’s that time where he was “possessed” by Sister Abigail for a week and his feud with Finn Balor that was dropped and ignored.

Fixing Bray Wyatt isn’t difficult. He needs momentum, direction and to be seen as a serious threat to babyfaces. Have him destroy Matt Hardy and then beat him in a match on RAW. His explanation? He wanted to see how long he could trick people and Matt into trusting him. End that feud right away and move him into a feud against a top babyface such as Bobby Lashley. His reason could be that Lashley left the WWE a decade ago because he lacks confidence, he’s afraid of failing his family’s high expectations of him… have him beat Lashley cleanly and then have Lashley join Wyatt so Bray can “guide him”.

Lashley isn’t working as a babyface and lacks the mic skills of a top heel, so why not try this? Have Wyatt then recruit a heel into his new Wyatt Family, how about Jason Jordan? Along with Chad Gable. This creates a new dimension as Kurt Angle would try to un-brainwash his son. Gable could try to “save” Jordan only to join him instead. Now Gable and Jordan can go after the RAW Tag Team Titles and Wyatt can go after the Universal Title. They can also move him to SmackDown!, reunite him with The Bludgeon Brothers and make him one of the top heels. How about The Club vs The Wyatt Family? Bray Wyatt is too good to be wasted as a tag team sidekick, when is the WWE going to realize this?

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