Vince Russo reflects on The Fiend's WWE future



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Vince Russo reflects on The Fiend's WWE future

The defeat to Randy Orton at Wrestlemania 37 caused quite a stir and in a way made the character of The Fiend wane. The character played by Bray Wyatt has suffered yet another, perhaps the most scorching defeat, which thus makes the aura of invincibility around the wrestler disappear, who in recent weeks has always had a smaller and certainly less relevant space on Monday Night Raw.

After what happened in the show of the Immortals WWE seems to have gotten bogged down in a part of the show with The Fiend and Alexa Bliss no longer on the same side but at the moment still and without particular attention.

During a recent episode of Writing With Russo, the former member of the Raw creative team Vince Russo talked about a storyline that in his opinion would have been effective, even if, to be honest, it is no longer possible at the moment.

Vince Russo on The Fiend

Vince Russo explained a story that in some ways can be trite and withdrawn but that in the long run can always be interesting. Here are his words: "The story with Bo Dallas may be obvious, but we talk about the brother as the one who got nothing by living in the shadow of Bray Wyatt and I always felt tested, let's say that this story always works.

To make it even more believable maybe you show that Bo goes to the psychotherapist and always does this thing for three months." Russo clarified that in this way Bo Dallas could overcome in the storyline the fact of being the 'weak' brother of Bray Wyatt The Fiend.

The reality is a bit different than what Russo promises: in fact, Bo Dallas was one of the athletes released by the company last April 15 after having stayed in WWE in the last year without ever participating in the shows between 2020 and 2021.

Russo hypothesized that Dallas was trying to overcome the stigma of being Wyatt's brother while attempting to escape from his shadow in the wrestling business. While the idea of Bo Dallas entering a storyline with Bray Wyatt was rumored for months, these notions were put to bed when WWE released Bo Dallas in April 2021.

Vince Russo served as head writer for WWE from 1997 to 1999 before joining WCW. Bo Dallas was released as part of WWE's annual cuts on April 15, 2021. WWE kept Dallas under contract without utilizing him on television for approximately a full year between 2020 and 2021. Subsequently, many fans believed the company would find some use for him.