Wrestling fans have been eagerly waiting for the return of Bray Wyatt, the enigmatic superstar whose last appearance came in February.
Wyatt, known for his captivating alter ego, The Fiend, hasn't wrestled due to undisclosed health issues. In his latest outing, the third-generation WWE star was in a position to feud against Bobby Lashley before their match card at WrestleMania 39 was canceled. Two years prior, Wyatt appeared as his supernatural alter ego one last time, declaring that the character had already died in an out-off-character interview. This left fans with the impression that Wyatt would never return as The Fiend.
However, according to Fight Fans (via Cageside Seats), the WWE wanted to see The Fiend come back after failing to see the same positive results from Wyatt's newest character, Uncle Howdy, or his Pitch Black match at the Royal Rumble.
Unfortunately, the likelihood that Wyatt will reprise his former role is slim. Jason Baker, a close collaborator with Wyatt and the mastermind behind the distinctive mask of The Fiend, states that all the mask molds were destroyed last year.
This statement puts a dampener on the anticipation that Wyatt will appear as the menacing character when he eventually comes back.
Fans agree that The Fiend brought a unique twist to Wyatt's persona, something that Uncle Howdy failed to do.
As the WWE universe waits for the return of Bray Wyatt, who got a new writer, it's now confirmed that the absence of Alexa Bliss isn't related. Bliss, who was closely associated with Wyatt's storyline, is currently pregnant, although she does plan to return to the WWE "a month" after giving birth.
While the return of Wyatt is anticipated, the form this return takes is currently shrouded in uncertainty. Will he resurrect the dead Fiend? Or is Wyatt creating a new, captivating persona that captures the imagination of the WWE universe? Only time will tell.
In the meantime, wrestling fans can look forward to the upcoming Money in the Bank event on July 1 at The O2 Arena in London, England.