For weeks or months now, the character of Bray Wyatt The Fiend has not been seen and heard in WWE. We are talking about one of the most interesting characters on the main roster, among the best in the period where due to the Pandemic, WWE was looking for ideas for shows without an audience.
We haven't seen Bray Wyatt officially since the Wrestlemania 37 match against Legend Killer Randy Orton with WWE's most appreciated Demon who, to general amazement, was defeated by Orton. That choice already aroused a lot of criticism in the WWE Universe and in recently, there have been interesting statements from Vince Russo.
Vince Russo on The Fiend
During the last episode of Sportkeeda's Legion of Raw, former writer of the Raw creative team Vince Russo talked about The Fiend trying to interpret why the company made this character disappear.
Here are Russo's words about The Fiend specifically: "This problem comes with a lot of talents in WWE, it comes to a point of no return and now no one knows how to fix this. I discovered something very interesting this week, there is this character 'Momo Crazy' and from that scary character.
Bray Wyatt based The Fiend and all the Funhouse puppets and now it all makes sense. Hence the idea in his head and the appearance of The Fiend." PWInsider colleagues also recently discussed Bray Wyatt's future explaining why the wrestler was away from WWE: "Bray Wyatt was deliberately kept away from TV, WWE is sticking to plans since the knockout against Randy Orton at Wrestlemania 37 and everything is according to plan." WWE has also separated the characters of Bray Wyatt The Fiend and Alexa Bliss who from her follower is now a character in her own right and enjoys Monday Night Raw with her Alexa's Playground and with her trusty doll Lilly, now clearly a replacement for The Fiend.
Randy Orton is The Fiend's most recognizable rival, and The Viper also revealed whether or not his children were terrified of Wyatt's character. Orton said that his youngest daughter probably doesn't understand wrestling just yet.
He added that his older kids weren't startled by The Fiend as they were wrestling fans who met Bray Wyatt backstage almost six years ago: "You know, so my youngest is four, and she, I still think she thinks that Dad literally travels inside of the television to work.
She doesn't really quite get it yet; you know what I'm saying? And, the older kids, like they understand what it is. And it doesn't help as far as them being afraid, especially the boys; they have met Bray. He was one of the first WWE wrestlers that they met, and this was like six years ago. So, they have been fans their entire lives," Orton said.