Billi Bhatti reported on The Dirty Sheets podcast that while Vince McMahon isn’t completely in charge of creative, in terms of his role in looking out for WWE’s business, he wanted to see Bray Wyatt revert to using the Firefly Funhouse and The Fiend due to merchandise sales. Fans saw this in the last month or so on WWE programming.
Bray Wyatt, one of the most enigmatic and popular superstars in WWE, had his sights set on a WrestleMania battle with the winner of Brock Lesnar vs Bobby Lashley at Elimination Chamber. With Lesnar losing the match due to a disqualification caused by hitting Lashley with a low blow, Wyatt vs Lashley was the obvious choice for a WrestleMania showdown. However, the road to WrestleMania has hit a snag for the Eater of Worlds.
Wyatt has been out of action due to an undisclosed illness, leaving fans worried and concerned for his well-being. While the details of his illness have not been disclosed, everyone is hoping for his speedy recovery so that he can make his return to the WWE ring as soon as possible. Despite his absence, the hype for his match against Lashley continues to build.
According to a report from PW Insider Elite, Bray Wyatt was originally scheduled to be present at SmackDown last week and was supposed to appear at all the final SmackDown shows leading up to WrestleMania. However, his illness has forced him to miss these appearances, and WWE sources have been tight-lipped about his status, leaving fans and colleagues alike in the dark.
Uncle Howdy, the mysterious and ominous character who has been accompanying Wyatt in recent weeks, has been doing his best to keep the hype alive for Wyatt’s match against Lashley. However, without Wyatt himself, the hype and anticipation have been limited.
As we approach the show of shows, Wyatt’s status remains uncertain, and it remains to be seen whether he will be able to make his return in time for WrestleMania. Nonetheless, his fans and colleagues are hopeful that he will be able to recover quickly and make his much-anticipated comeback to the WWE ring.