WWE controls how they want their characters to come off on television in a big way with the ThunderDome. Fans in those virtual seats are often told exactly how the company wants them to react.
Randy Orton and The Fiend are in a very interesting feud right now. It also got Orton some heat at home because of Alexa Bliss straddling him.
According to Xylot Themes, a ThunderDome regular, WWE was telling fans to boo The Viper this week on RAW. That is a lot different from the previous babyface direction he was intended to have when this whole thing started.
I have the audio from Fastlane & RAW this week, and the host said nothing during that segment at the PPV. On Raw this week the host wanted “Big Boos for Randy Orton”, and nothing until the show went off the air. I hope this helped. 🙂
Bray Wyatt’s Fiend is meant to be a unique play on a badass babyface. He is ruthless and destroys anyone in his path. It is also supposedly something that fans are supposed to get behind as the company is encouraging boos for Randy Orton on the road to WrestleMania.