WWE has a lot of eclectic characters on their roster, and a couple of them have alter egos. At times, Finn Balor has broken out his demon character, a more fierce version of himself complete with a different entrance, body paint, and move set. Bray Wyatt had The Fiend, a masked version of his own inner demons, but sadly, fans never saw the two face each other.
There were plans for Bray Wyatt’s version of Sister Abigail to face Finn Balor’s Fiend at TLC years ago. Sadly, Wyatt suffered from the mumps and was pulled from that show along with Roman Reigns, who suffered the same affliction. WWE flew AJ Styles in to wrestle the show from a Latin American tour they were doing at the time to replace Wyatt, and fans never saw that originally booked match.
Finn Balor faced Cody Rhodes in a Street Fight match at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, NY. Before the event, he made an appearance on Cheap Heat with Peter Rosenberg where he took some time to speak about Bray Wyatt, and the match fans never got to see.
Finn Balor also spoke about the somber atmosphere that Bray Wyatt’s passing left on the entire WWE locker room. They lose an important member of the family when Wyatt passed away, and that was certainly felt in a big way.
“Yeah, it was a pretty somber atmosphere in the locker room. I had a couple days following the news. A lot of us attended a ceremony in Florida yesterday. You know, celebrate Bray’s life, and you know, sadly that seems to be happening far too often in the business, losing people so young, but hopefully we can continue to make Bray proud. I’m sure that’s what he would want and that’s what we intend to do in Nassau.”
“Obviously I’d had the opportunity to work with him a lot as Finn versus Bray, as the Demon versus Bray, as Finn versus The Fiend. The one thing that I’m sad that we didn’t ever get to get to was this Fiend versus Demon match and that was something that we talked about at length. We were kind of hoping that was going to happen eventually, but you know, it’s not to be. Going back to the show must go on, you know, if something was to happen to me, I want you guys to know that I want the show to go on, and I’m sure knowing Bray as well as I do, he definitely wanted the show to go on and then that’s what we’ve done for him.”
Bray Wyatt’s passing left so many stories left to be told, and many that fans will never see unfold. He was a creative genius in the pro wrestling business, ahead of his time in so many ways.
Finn Balor is leading Judgment Day at this time, and the stable is covered in gold. We can only imagine what kind of stories Bray and Finn could tell if things didn’t turn out in the tragic way they unfolded.
We are still sending out our best to JoJo Offerman, Bray Wyatt’s children, and all of his family and friends here at Ringside News.
What’s your take on Finn Balor’s statement about Bray Wyatt? How would a Fiend vs Demon match turn out? Sound off in the comments to let us know what you think!