Momentum is both an easy thing and a hard thing for WWE.
The easy part is creating momentum. Fortunately for World Wrestling Entertainment, much of their fan base can be swayed rather quickly. A performer can pick up a couple of victories to gain momentum. Take a look at Jinder Mahal. He went from being an afterthought on Smackdown Live to carrying the WWE Heavyweight Championship. There are still critics of Mahal looming around but many are starting to buy into him as a top tier act.
Maintaining momentum is the hard part. A fine example of this is the New Day. World Wrestling Entertainment struck gold a while back when they decided to feature Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston and Big E Langston as a trio. They allowed the trio to channel their inner comedians and found a truly hot act. Since then, though, the New Day has gone downhill a bit. Woods, Kingston and Langston are still trying hard. However, the material they are working with has gone a bit stale.
Bray Wyatt has been on both ends of the spectrum.
When the character first showed up in WWE, Bray Wyatt was one of the hottest acts around. He didn’t look like the prototypical bodybuilder that management often times prefer. Wyatt had a unique look. His character was also mesmerizing. Every promo that he cut would draw in even more of the viewers. Bray was once hot enough to be booked into a Wrestlemania match against the legendary Undertaker. For whatever reasons, though, World Wrestling Entertainment has not been able to keep Bray Wyatt at the top of the ladder.
Last week marked the end of the feud between Bray Wyatt and Seth Rollins. The two battled it out at Great Balls of Fire. Though the two performers are fantastic, the feud was a bit underwhelming. Rollins has now moved on. He seems locked into a feud with Miz and potential reunion with Dean Ambrose. That should be great for WWE. Wyatt walks away from the program with two victories over a former world champion in a span of 24 hours. He now needs something fresh to work with or else he loses even more momentum.
Here are some potential feuds for Bray Wyatt.
Bray Wyatt vs Braun Strowman
Braun Strowman is coming off of a huge feud with Roman Reigns. The latter is seemingly destined for another title program with Brock Lesnar. WWE seems intent on making that their headline match at Summerslam. Strowman has some momentum after Great Balls of Fire. He also has more fan support after being booked like the hero that walked away from medical assistance after an ambulance crash. A pseudo face turn is possible for Braun. Doing that would enable World Wrestling Entertainment to put him into an intriguing feud with his former on screen mentor.
Bray Wyatt vs Enzo Amore
At first glance, this idea seems a bit far fetched. Enzo Amore reportedly has heavy backstage heat on him in WWE. Management might not be willing to put him in a featured spot. In terms of placement on the ladder, the two performers are far from one another. Putting them in a feud with one another will require some out of the box thinking. If World Wrestling Entertainment can figure it out, though, they have a fascinating story to tell. The thought of Amore and Bray Wyatt exchanging words in a series of promos could be something that draws in the audience.
Bray Wyatt vs Finn Balor
For a brief period of time there, WWE teased a potential feud between Bray Wyatt and Finn Balor. That was dropped pretty abruptly. No explanation was given. Balor has been working a program with Elias Samson but the front office does not seem fully committed to that. World Wrestling Entertainment does want to push Finn back up the ladder towards the title that he never lost. A feud with Wyatt could help move things along. It is also a great opportunity to bring back the Demon character, something that fans have been asking for.
Bray Wyatt vs Hardy Boyz
By now, most everyone is aware of the ugly battle brewing between GFW and Matt Hardy. The two sides have been trying to work out a deal to enable Hardy to finally bring the Broken Universe to WWE. If negotiations do get settled within the coming days, then Bray Wyatt would be a great catalyst for converting the Hardy Boyz into their TNA selves. Both sides would love to work with one another. Their characters would tell a compelling story. World Wrestling Entertainment needs something like this to win some of their audience back.
Bray Wyatt vs Samoa Joe
Samoa Joe is coming off of a title program with Brock Lesnar. It doesn’t get much higher than that in WWE. To prevent Joe from crashing back down the ladder, the front office needs to give him a good feud to work with. He’s basically in the same boat as Bray Wyatt. Putting the two of them together in a feud would be like killing two birds with one stone. World Wrestling Entertainment just needs to figure out how to make them both look strong. That’s not an easy task.Categories: Featured