After months of waiting, Bray Wyatt and his terrifying clown mask debuted on Raw. His first target? Finn Balor.
Believe it or not, it has been almost an entire year since we last saw Bray Wyatt on WWE television. That's obviously not including his Firefly Funhouse vignettes, just live appearances on the show and in the ring. Most fans naturally assumed that the aforementioned Funhouse segments were leading to Wyatt's return, but for the life of us we couldn't figure out how.
A few weeks ago, WWE started Wyatt's journey from the Funhouse to the ring. It did so by having the former WWE Champion disappear from his new home. The week after that, the puppets which also call the Funhouse home started to pop up in the background on Raw and SmackDown Live.
There was still no sign of Wyatt though, and with the weeks passing with no more mention of him, we feared his latest persona had been scrapped. That was until this week. Finn Balor suffered a quick defeat at the hands of Samoa Joe on Raw. Once he had gathered himself after the match, his music became distorted and the arena was plunged into darkness. A few frantically moving spotlights hit the ring, but we already knew who was there.
The lights showed Wyatt holding Balor in position for a Sister Abigail. After delivering the move to the Irishman, distorted sounds played through the speakers and the whole ordeal was incredibly creepy. We wondered how WWE would move the gimmick from video packages to the ring. At the first time of asking, they have done a great job of doing so. The segment ended with Wyatt's maniacal laugh being played on a loop.
It would appear that this means the new Wyatt's first opponent will be Balor. That makes a lot of sense for a number of reasons. Wyatt was supposed to clash with Demon Balor at TLC 2017. However, illness led to Wyatt being replaced by AJ Styles on that occasion. We might well be headed for The Fiend versus The Demon at SummerSlam and if that is indeed the case, we are all for it.