Professional wrestler Bray Wyatt, also known as Windham Lawrence Rotunda, has been absent from WWE television recently after his feud with Bobby Lashley for WrestleMania 39 began. It remains unclear whether he will make an appearance at the event, but sources suggest that the company is considering bringing back his infamous alter ego, ‘The Fiend,’ in the near future.
Bray Wyatt made a huge splash in the WWE Universe in 2019 when he first introduced his alter ego, ‘The Fiend.’ Fans were immediately drawn to the eerie and unpredictable character, and he quickly became a sensation across both WWE brands. Wyatt’s new gimmick brought an element of horror to the wrestling world as he terrorized several superstars, cementing his place as a fan favorite.
However, to the disappointment of many fans, Wyatt abandoned the ‘Fiend’ gimmick when he returned to the company in 2022. According to reports from Xero News, WWE is in discussions about bringing back ‘The Fiend’ character due to its overwhelming popularity among fans and its proven success in selling merchandise.
“I’m told WWE have had atleast some talk of bringing The Fiend back as of late. They felt like the character that was introduced at the Royal Rumble fell flat and Wyatt lost more steam after the show, Vince McMahon reportedly feels like The Fiend character is what got Bray Wyatt more popular and even more so as a merchandise seller. Talks are still ongoing i’m told, but don’t be surprised if we see the gimmick brought back sometime in the near future.”
Sources suggest that WWE Chairman Vince McMahon believes that ‘The Fiend’ is what propelled Wyatt to stardom and made him a popular merchandise seller. While talks are still ongoing, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the ‘Fiend’ character make a comeback in the near future. The potential return of this iconic persona has left fans on the edge of their seats, eagerly anticipating what surprises WWE has in store for them.