The match made official between Bray Wyatt and Seth Rollins at Crown Jewel appears to be WWE’s chance to right a wrong based on an added stipulation.
When fans let WWE hear how disappointed they were with the finish of the first Wyatt vs Rollins match at Hell in a Cell, there was a lot of questioning WWE’s decision to have a match specifically designed to declare a winner end in a non-finish. Trying to explain the decision, WWE explained that the match didn’t end via disqualification, but declared a non-finish thanks to a referee stoppage. Rollins tried to defend the decision and the referee, Wyatt merely shrugged his shoulders in an emoji on social media and the company went and booked these two for a rematch.
Clearly, WWE believes they can fix the booking error because they’ve added a stipulation to the new match that says the contest can’t be stopped. Altering the match description on WWE.com wrote, "At WWE Crown Jewel, Seth Rollins will once again battle “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt in a Falls Count Anywhere Match for the Universal Championship, a contest that can’t be stopped for any reason."
At #WWECrownJewel, @WWERollins will defend his #UniversalTitle in a #FallsCountAnywhere match against #TheFiend @WWEBrayWyatt, and the match CANNOT be stopped for ANY REASON! #SmackDown pic.twitter.com/1dtHqZbEbY— WWE Network (@WWENetwork) October 19, 2019
WWE is likely promoting the stipulation to ensure fans leave knowing a winner will be declared. But, who will it be? Wyatt and his Fiend character are far more over than Rollins is with the fans at this point but Rollins appears unbeatable even as he gets overpowered and out-chanced by Wyatt who shakes off Rollins finishers with little effect.
WWE is certainly still not in an enviable position despite the fact that the match will see a winner. But, it’s hard to blame anyone but the company for backing themselves into this corner so early in The Fiend’s character progression.
Will Fans Give WWE Another Chance?
It will be interesting to see if fans even tune in to find out what happens in this match as the Crown Jewel pay-per-view might be the most criticized on the calendar for the sports entertainment company.