The WWE has created an environment of parity (or parody in some cases) in which wins and losses are emphasized less today than they have ever been. According to one WWE superstar, wins and losses don’t matter and it is all about the match and not the journey.
[adinserter block=”1″]Bray Wyatt is a third-generation wrestler coming from a lineage which includes grandfather Blackjack Mulligan, father Mike Rotunda, Uncle Barry Windham, and sibling Bo Dallas. With that much lineage in his family, you would expect Wyatt to be more of a traditionalist when it comes to booking. Instead, Wyatt buys the philosophy of current WWE and its “Even-Steven” booking as he told Cleveland.com.
“At the drop of the hat there’s another and another and another. At the end of the day, wins and losses are meaningless. It’s not about one single battle. It’s about the entire journey.”
While some may chalk that up to Wyatt speaking in character, you have to read the entire interview to confirm that Wyatt is speaking out of character. Wyatt supports a philosophy that has been greatly criticized in recent years from past WWE employees including Stone Cold Steve Austin and Jim Ross…two guys that know a little something about booking. Opponents of the philosophy would even cite the current RAW ratings woes as a result of this booking. I am one of them.
Far from me to argue with Bray Wyatt, but I don’t understand how anyone can come out and support this. Booking pro wrestling isn’t very difficult. You need stars and the only way to create stars is to book select talent as if they are larger than life. In the WWE, everyone from the WWE world champion on down is booked with this “Even Steven” philosophy. In my opinion, that is why interest has declined. Imagine watching any professional sport or movie without an elite athlete or entertainer. It would get stale real fast.
[adinserter block=”2″]Wyatt also talked about what is arguably his best attribute, his entrance. “It’s not an entrance in my mind. It’s sharing a feeling,” says Wyatt. “When you walk out, it has its own aura. It’s a once in a lifetime experience where the fireflies come out in an arena.”
Wyatt also talked about his feud with Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns. According to Wyatt, it goes much further back than Money in the Bank 2015.
“When you look at me, Ambrose, Harper and Reigns, we’ve been doing this for years and years,” Wyatt says. “Since fighting and having great matches in front of 10 people to us locking horns with The Shield. It’s kind of like the Hatfields and the McCoys.”
Check out the entire interview which also contains Wyatt’s thoughts on Night of Champions and Chris Jericho showing up as the mystery partner by clicking here.