5 Superstars who could confront 'The Fiend' Bray Wyatt on SmackDown this week
At Crown Jewel, Bray Wyatt, masked at The Fiend, did something many fans were hoping he’d do, as he defeated Seth Rollins in a Falls Count Anywhere Match to win the Universal Championship.
Wyatt was expected to appear on Miz TV the next night after his victory, but was unable to do so due to well publicized travel issues after the Crown Jewel event. During that episode of SmackDown, the depleted roster was invaded by members of NXT, who waged war on the main roster in the build-up to the upcoming Survivor Series pay-per-view.
While Wyatt was expected to appear on SmackDown's Miz TV, he appeared in an episode of Firefly Fun House during WWE Backstage instead.
Wyatt promised to see the WWE Universe on Friday Night, which confirms that he will be appearing on the show for the first time after becoming Universal Champion.
In this article, we look at the five Superstars who could confront ‘The Fiend' Bray Wyatt on Friday Night SmackDown.
#5 Braun Strowman
Let's begin with one of the most obvious choices. Braun Strowman has had some terrible luck in WWE and has failed at every major opportunity he's received. The WWE Universe last saw Strowman falter in his attempt to topple professional boxer Tyson Fury at Crown Jewel, and we could see him come back this week seeing red.
Strowman will now do everything to prove his worth and needs to come across in a big way to once again appeal to the WWE Universe.
We've seen Strowman get attacked by The Fiend in the past. The two men have history, as Strowman is a former member of The Wyatt Family. Now that both men are on the SmackDown brand together, and Wyatt is holding the championship that Strowman has tried to win several times in the past, we could see 'The Monster Among Men' get another opportunity at the coveted Universal Championship.
Since the company has used Strowman several times in the past as formidable competition to several champions, we could watch them do the same once again against Bray Wyatt. Since Wyatt won’t be battling Brock Lesnar, it would be good to see him confronted by a man bigger than himself for the first time since becoming The Fiend.