Bray Wyatt is on a roll since returning to WWE with his new Fiend gimmick. He isn’t slowing down, and he isn’t taking junk from anyone – not even fans.
Wyatt has been wowing audiences (or yowie wowing them) with his new split-personality persona. After appearing for weeks with the persona of a demented, dark parody of Mr. Rogers or maybe Steve from Blues Clues with his Firefly Fun House, Wyatt debuted a new mask, outfit, and song for his in-ring persona.
It’s helped him reinvent himself after constant bad booking completely ruined his original character, a modern version of Waylon Mercy who could talk the talk but never quite get the job done between the ropes.
Wyatt’s new character has already picked up a win at SummerSlam, and he’s on a roll. However, when a fan commented on Twitter about Wyatt’s curious verbiage, Wyatt wasted no time laying into the detractor and letting him know exactly what he thought about his opinion.
After the fan accused Wyatt of sounding corny for responding to Braun Strowman with the phrase “baby boy,” Wyatt lit the fan up by saying he didn’t know Wyatt, and that he called everyone “baby boy.”
He then went on to call the fan a millennial critic with no credibility and told him to go “worship Becky” while he’d go on to keep changing the business that belonged to him. Apparently, the Fiend’s fiendishness has rubbed off on Wyatt in real life.
The comment about Becky stemmed from the fan’s original screen name, which was “Becky Lynch fan.” The fan told Wyatt to calm down, saying he thought the superstar was only tweeting as the Fiend and was praising all the other tweets he saw, also saying he never claimed to know Wyatt outside of his character.
He then said he threw his support behind the character and was glad to see him back. He also said it was a shame Wyatt’s only impression of him was from social media, and that he didn’t know him either. All things considered, we’re going to say Wyatt got the better of the exchange here. It wasn’t even close.
Twitter has become a hot spot for wrestler outbursts on multiple occasions, with talent sometimes having a go at fans and getting widespread attention for it. Wyatt is the type of talent who can’t afford to lose any steam right now, especially with WWE apparently planning to put him in the Universal Title picture in the near future.
On one hand, it is risky not to do that – they may have a situation like they had with Strowman, where the character took too long to get to the top and the fans lost interest. There’s another risk, however. The Fiend has a certain level of mystique, and the appeal of his character hinges on it. If he becomes too exposed too quick, that mystique is gone.
Should WWE put the title on Wyatt? Did he handle his Twitter exchange properly?