Several weeks ago, it came to light that Bray Wyatt was extremely frustrated with his position in WWE after losing the WWE Championship to Randy Orton at Wrestlemania 33 after holding it for only a month. Wyatt was under the impression that he would remain in the WWE Title hunt and the feud with Orton would also continue after the grandest stage of them all, but Bray was moved to Raw during the “Superstar Shakeup.”
Apparently, Wyatt became tired of being told one thing by WWE officials and being booked strongly only to learn that his booking had changed and he would be taking another big loss. It has been said that Bray has a good reputation backstage while working with WWE officials to be agreeable and do what is asked of him. A lot of people are wondering if his reputation has changed since expressing his frustration to WWE officials.
It’s now being reported that Bray Wyatt was extremely upset about being moved to Raw because he was told the rivalry with Randy Orton would continue into the summer. Instead of that, Wyatt was given a “big” win over Orton at WWE Payback in the “House of Horrors” match. Despite his lackluster WWE Title reign and the feud with Orton ending too soon, Bray Wyatt moving to Raw could be a great thing for him very soon.
Apparently, Vince McMahon has told WWE Creative to make Bray Wyatt more of an asset now that he’s in a stronger position of a top heel on Raw. It’s unclear if Vince made this decision as a result of Wyatt’s recent frustrations coming to light after Wrestlemania, but the expectation is The Eater of Worlds will be in a more protected position for the company going forward, which means Wyatt will not be taking many big losses.
This news goes directly against previous reports that Wyatt was being moved to Raw was a punishment. It’s been reported that a lot of creative plans have changed for Raw after Braun Strowman’s elbow injury. Wyatt will be involved in the Fatal Five Way Match at WWE Extreme Rules to determine the new No. 1 Contender for Brock Lesnar at WWE Great Balls of Fire. Bray isn’t expected to win the match, but it’s not implausible.
For better or worse, Bray Wyatt is officially a former WWE World Champion. It will likely be awhile before he challenges Brock Lesnar for the WWE Universal Championship, but another chance in the main event is only a matter of time if Wyatt continues to do well on Raw over the rest of the year. The WWE Universe has been curious to see Lesnar vs. Wyatt, but there is also a lot more the fans would like to see from the latter.
The WWE Universe has been speculating about The Hardy Boyz bringing the “Broken” gimmick to WWE in the near future, which seems like a classic feud with someone like Bray Wyatt. There is also the potential for Strowman to reunite with Wyatt at some point down the road. That seems unlikely based on Braun’s recent success, but the option could be there for a big rivalry as well between Strowman and The Eater of Worlds.
It’s also been reported that Bray Wyatt could be entering Intercontinental Tite hunt after the WWE Extreme Rules PPV. There is speculation about Dean Ambrose dropping the Championship to The Miz, which would most likely keep Wyatt at bay for that championship for awhile. Regardless, there is a lot to keep Bray busy on Raw for the foreseeable future. The hope is that his position with the company improves as a result too.
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