Despite Seth Rollins burning it down, WWE and Bray Wyatt have promised that the Firefly Funhouse will return this Friday on SmackDown.
WWE is currently walking a very dangerous line. One misstep and fans could fall out of love with The Fiend. Not only is the gimmick the best thing WWE has done with Bray Wyatt by far, but it might well be the best thing in wrestling full stop so far in 2019. However, the angle currently ongoing between Wyatt and Seth Rollins is coming dangerously close to ruining it.
Having The Fiend compete for the Universal Title so soon into his tenure was always going to be risky. Turns out that risk did not pay off. While The Fiend angle is one of the best of the year, the ending to his and Rollins' match at Hell In A Cell is a contender for worst of the year. Rather than sweep it under the rug and move both men on to pastures new, WWE appears to be doubling down.
Despite Rollins being drafted to Raw and Wyatt to SmackDown, the pair continue to feud. Last week on Raw, The Architect burned The Fiend's Firefly Funhouse to the ground. That saddened fans for a number of reasons, but mainly because that act has presumably brought an end to what has been a terrific run of segments.
Or has it? While there was no Funhouse to be seen on Raw this week, nor was Wyatt on the show, WWE has promised that the segment will return. More specifically, Wyatt has promised the return of the Funhouse via WWE. Even better, it will be returning this week on SmackDown, Wyatt's home brand. Perhaps the draft is going to take after all.
The Firefly Funhouse airing on SmackDown makes sense for a number of reasons, and not just because The Fiend is a proud member of Team Blue. With ratings dropping and SmackDown being moved to FS1 this week, WWE is desperate to pop a rating. As well as a Funhouse segment, Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Brock Lesnar, and Cain Velasquez will all be appearing on the show. It could also signal the start of who Wyatt will feud with next after Rollins.