Bray Wyatt’s final run in WWE was jump started by Firefly Fun House segments to introduce us to his new creepy world. Fans didn’t know what to expect at first as a twisted Mr. Rogers character took up their screens. They ended up seeing a full evolution into The Fiend.
Jason Baker co-created the design of Bray Wyatt’s ‘Fiend’ mask and attire. He was a guest on Foundation Radio where he credited WWE writer Nicholas Manfredini for his role in the Firefly Fun House segments. He was called the “unsung hero” of the segments, a title that he would not proclaim himself.
You know, one of the people that never gets enough credit with all of this is Nic Manfredini. He’s one of the writers for WWE, he’s a f*cking genius. No one ever — Nic, he never gives himself enough credit. Bray [Wyatt] and I are always trying to mention him any time. Nic is definitely the unsung hero of the Firefly Fun House. He was the third person that was bringing ideas so it was me, Nic and Bray just bouncing ideas off of each other.
The joy was sitting here like when we did the first four Firefly Fun House episodes and no one had seen The Fiend costume yet or anything and everybody’s like, ‘Oh great, he’s Mr. Rogers. This is horrible.’ This is like, ‘Oh! Just wait.’
We’ll have to see what Bray Wyatt does next in the pro wrestling world. but the Firefly Fun House and all of the things that went with it are property of WWE. It was a fun ride while it lasted, but then Wyatt became creatively frustrated after a while, and he became protective of the character after too many wrong creative turns.
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