Bray Wyatt has returned, but he is no longer the Bray Wyatt we know and remember. In fact, he may have had one of the most unusual U-turns where gimmicks are concerned. If you have missed it, be sure to read what happened to Bray below.
Introducing the Firefly Funhouse
— WWE (@WWE) April 23, 2019
There was definitely some weirdness on Monday Night Raw, especially when Bray Wyatt made his return as the host of the Firefly Funhouse. Yes, you read it right! The Firefly Funhouse!
He has turned from cult leader to children’s show host. Of course, it is never that straightforward. The show clearly has the Bray Wyatt signature of darkness, so I believe there will be some surprises in weeks to come.
The fan reaction to the new segment is divided to say the least. Some fans thought it was the best thing since the invention of sliced bread. Others thought it was the most ridiculous thing they had seen over the last 20 decades. Here are some of the standout reactions from the WWE’s Twitter page.
I feel like I'm on drugs watching this. Who thought this was ok? pic.twitter.com/7ZrgmGE3Tz
— Black Astronaut :^) ???????????? (@leojones8675) April 23, 2019
He turned into Steve from Blues Clues pic.twitter.com/Yp5Wqyk81e
— Sean Rohacik (@SeanRohacik) April 23, 2019
Despite a lukewarm reception from the WWE Universe, nobody can deny that the gimmick is being talked about. We all knew that the voice behind the puppet promo was Bray Wyatt, but we had no clue what he would do with it. While many of you might not agree with me, I absolutely loved it.
I love segments that make me say, “What the hell did I just watch?” The Bray Wyatt segment is certainly one of those. Even though I have a limit when it comes down to silliness, I love how this new gimmick combines the old Bray Wyatt with the new one.
Of course, it is not enough for me to like the gimmick on my own, it needs to hit it off with the WWE Universe as well. I guess Bray Wyatt will have a couple of weeks to make the gimmick work. If it turns out to be a dud, the WWE will have little trouble turning him back into the old Bray Wyatt, as there are remnants of his precious character clearly visible.
What do you think about Bray’s new character? Did you enjoy the segment, or did you find it ridiculous and far-fetched? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.