Bray Wyatt went through many versions of his character in WWE. When Randy Orton literally set him on fire, he returned as a burned version of his Fiend character. That version was short-lived, but they still sold limited edition masks for it. They also made that mask so over the top for a reason.

Jason Baker helped make The Fiend’s masks and his ring attire. He spoke to Foundation Radio and revealed that they took actual consideration to not offend anyone who actually suffered burns. This is why the mask was so outrageous, because they didn’t want to borrow too much from reality.

We wanted it to be shocking. I’m like, ‘How do you outdo The Fiend?’ And I’m like, ‘Okay, we’ll take it over the top’ and also, surprisingly, we didn’t — one of the things we really, really pushed for was we didn’t wanna offend anyone. We didn’t wanna hurt [anyone] because there’s people who have had the misfortune of being horribly burned, horribly disfigured and you know, we never wanna ever make fun or make light of those horrible situations that those people have gone through.”

“So, one of the many reasons why the burned Fiend look was so extreme was that it was we took it beyond anatomically possible if that makes sense, to where it wouldn’t look — we didn’t wanna make it look realistic. We made it look movie-realistic but not authentic-realistic if that makes sense because we didn’t want anyone to be like, ‘Thank you for mocking my trauma.’ So that was one of the big — that was the first thing that we talked about was making sure that it was so over the top that no one could look at it and be like, ‘You guys are — thanks for mocking my third degree burns, my physical deformities from this traumatic situation’ so we were, you know, because it’s horrible.


Wyatt’s burned Fiend was replaced by another version of the Fiend, but that return didn’t last long. Following a WrestleMania loss to Randy Orton, Wyatt said that he can’t wait to start fresh. Sadly, that fresh start will not be in Vince McMahon’s company.

Bray Wyatt’s WWE release shocked many and left a huge hole on the WWE roster. We will have to see where he ends up next, but he left a ton of memories in WWE.

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Thanks to Post Wrestling for the quote

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