The Fiend remains one of the most unique characters to have ever stepped foot inside the squared circle. Bray Wyatt’s latest iteration made its in-ring debut back at 2019’s SummerSlam pay-per-view again Finn Balor, where he won in a squash match. However, his booking since then has been panned by many fans. Particularly him losing to Goldberg at WWE Super Showdown last year.
Wyatt would make his return at the WWE Fastlane pay-per-view in a noticeably different form as he cost Randy Orton his match against Alexa Bliss.
On the latest edition of Legion of RAW, former WWE writer Vince Russo discussed Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton’s feud. He noted how burning off The Fiend’s mask will no doubt affect the sales of Bray Wyatt’s merchandise.
“Can I hit you with something more puzzling than that? There was a lot on tonight’s show where the stuff was just banging me over the head immediately. I didn’t watch Fastlane but I saw the clips and I saw what happened. Here’s the thing I’m thinking of, The Fiend has not been on TV for the last three months, a major character in the show you didn’t have in the toolbox. Now after three months he’s come back and he’s wearing a really cr***y looking mask and I’m saying to myself, before he got ‘burned’, I’m sure you sold a lot of that mask. That was a realy cool looking mask. Now I’m thinking, what was the point of ‘burning’ this guy and keeping him off TV for three months.”