Professional wrestling legend and WWE Hall of Famer Bubba Ray Dudley who is the former 10 times Tag Team Champion in WWE recently talked about the WWE return of Bray Wyatt and explained why he believed that WWE should not bring his Fiend gimmick back.
The Fiend gimmick of Bray Wyatt is one of the most popular gimmick in the recent years of WWE. It was the second gimmick that was played by the three times WWE World Champion Wyatt. His first gimmick was quite successful as well but The Fiend is arguably the most popular gimmick he played so far. He instantly became a popular character after getting his Fiend gimmick.
Bubba Ray Dudley Does Not Want Bray Wyatt’s Fiend Gimmick Back
The Fiend even won the WWE Universal Championship while being undefeated. Everybody thought this is going to be the most dominating gimmick in the recent history of WWE. Finally fans got a reason to watch WWE once again. But everything collapsed when Fiend was defeated by Goldberg and dropped the title. WWE was unsure if the fans were ready to accept Fiend as a world champion walking into WrestleMania.
The decision was criticized by the entire world of professional wrestling, and Goldberg had to face massive backlash from the fans. This defeat somehow killed the field gimmick and he could never recover from this defeat. After his WrestleMania 37 loss to Randy Orton, he was shockingly released from the promotion.
Recently he was brought back into WWE once again and this time it looks like he would be having a completely different gimmick. Of course it would be a dark gimmick, like his previous ones, but it has nothing to do with the previous gimmicks. A lot of fans still believed that WWE should have continued the Fiend gimmick, but most of the fans are happy with the current character.
Bubba Ray Dudley who is the former 10 times Tag Team Champion in WWE recently spoke to SiriusXM where he talked about the WWE return of Bray Wyatt and explained why he believed that WWE should not bring his Fiend gimmick back. He said;
“Yes, he is the ultimate gimmick, but, to me, it can get a little too gimmicky at times. Even with The Undertaker, The Undertaker was the ultimate gimmick but when the lights came on and the bell rang, he wrestled matches as The Undertaker and you knew what you were.
“Sometimes I’m confused by what I get with Bray Wyatt or The Fiend – and maybe I shouldn’t even say Bray Wyatt ’cause when Bray Wyatt was in the Wyatt Family, I think the matches were a lot easier to understand and digest than they were with The Fiend. I hope they stay away from The Fiend character because when it comes to The Fiend and actual wrestling. I think there’s a disconnect with the people.”