116. John Cena vs The Fiend (Firefly Funhouse Match, WWE WrestleMania 36)

Now that Bray Wyatt is back in the WWE, there’s one thing I hope he doesn’t bring back with him: The Fiend. A great character, but awful in-ring competitor. Perhaps WWE didn’t know what to do with him, but the whole indestructible monster’ gimmick wore thin pretty quickly. But The Fiend did have one truly great bout to his name…and it wasn’t even much of a wrestling match. I give you the ‘Firefly Funhouse Match’ at WrestleMania 36.

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Does Bray Wyatt Really Deserve A World Title?

bray-wyatt-titleChants of “You Deserve it!” are commonplace among the WWE crowds of modern times. AJ Styles, Sasha Banks, Kevin Owens and Finn Balor are among the notable wrestlers to receive this chant after winning their first World title (or in Banks’ case, the Women’s title). On this week’s edition of Smackdown, Bray Wyatt was the most recent recipient of this chant. But just because a crowd chant it, does it make it valid? Did Bray Wyatt deserve to win the WWE Championship at Elimination Chamber 2017? I can’t fault his character in anyway. While his mumbling, enigmatic but empty promos lost their attraction after his feud with John Cena, for the past few months they’ve regained their power. However, character is not everything in WWE. Wins and losses and feuds matter as well. In those areas, Wyatt is severely lacking. So does he really deserve it?  Continue reading

Review: WWE Network’s 100 Best Matches To See Before You Die: #38 The Shield vs. The Wyatt Family (WWE Elimination Chamber 2014)

(Here’s the link for the match on the WWE Network: http://network.wwe.com/video/v31678253/?contentId=31678253&contextType=wwe-show&contextId=elimination_chamber)

For me, this is one of the very best six man tag team matches the WWE has ever produced (if not THE best). The Shield were known for having great multi-man matches by that point. They’ve already featured twice on this list (read my review of #93 here and #46 here). Their ability to put on a great match was never in doubt. The Wyatts were known for Bray’s mysterious rants and little else. Bray had competed in a few great matches by that point (notably with Daniel Bryan at Royal Rumble 2014), but as a unit the Wyatt’s presence was felt more than their wrestling. At Elimination Chamber 2014, however, both teams sunk everything they had into a stellar brawl. Continue reading