This Sunday at Battleground, for the very first time, Bray Wyatt gets in the ring with Chris Jericho. From the moment it started I got the feeling that this is exactly what Bray Wyatt needs right now.
Bray was quickly involved with some of the biggest names the company had to offer. I’m never excited when Kane is involved in a feud, but a ‘Ring of Fire match’ was a perfect fit for Bray’s first pay-per-view. Wyatt would then get involved with Daniel Bryan in what was a great program. Personally, I thought it could have gone on a bit longer but that was the beginning of Bray’s greatness and of course, Bryan would sky rocket after that. Things moved very quickly for the ‘Eater of Worlds’.
When it looked as though Bray had targeted John Cena, I was really excited. No chance a program with Cena could hurt, right? Things started off with a singles match at WrestleMania 30. It was hard to believe that Bray would be getting a match with the company’s top star so quickly. It was a huge opportunity for Cena to put a future star over at the grandest stage of them all, but it didn’t happen. His program with Cena had moments of greatness but the bottom line is that Cena took two of three against Bray. As amazing as Bray’s promos were throughout the program, losing to Cena at Mania is all I will really remember.
What was WWE thinking? My guess is that they thought they could put Wyatt over despite losing to the face of the company. Cena would have lost nothing if he put Bray over at Mania, but I’m sure his pride got in the way. It’s always risky to try and advance the career of a potential star through losing, and I was worried that they may have ruined Bray. But thanks to the return of ‘The Best In The World At What He Does’, things are back on the way up.
The Monday Night Raw following ‘Money in the Bank’, Chris Jericho made his long awaited return to WWE. It didn’t take long for The Wyatt Family to attack Y2J starting the storyline that would put Bray back on track. I don’t have an answer yet but this already feels better than Bray’s entire feud with Cena. Wyatt’s promos have the same general theme but they feel more authentic with Y2J. Of course Jericho brings a different dimension than Cena. It seems as though Jericho has no problem ‘getting crazy’ in a fight with Bray. I’m really optimistic because of Jericho’s recent track record with putting up-and-comers over on the big stage. He clearly thrives in this role and sees the importance of building the young talent. Jericho is phenomenal on the mic and is great in the ring. Right now, he’s the perfect dance partner for Bray.
Steven Grossi is a digital video producer who likes to write a little. He’s a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, hardcore MMA fan and a total wrestling nerd. He usually has a strong opinion on anything combat sports related so give him a follow on twitter @GrossiMMA.