Bray Wyatt has been a name on the lips of the WWE Universe for the past decade. The third-generation superstar has transformed the WWE product with his mysterious and terrifying personas, captivating the WWE Universe in the process.
Whether as the villainous cult leader Bray Wyatt, or as the absolutely terrifying The Fiend character, Wyatt has entertained us in a way that no other superstar has been able to do so. No matter what persona he portrays, he manages to make it something very special.
That being said, let's take a look at five of Bray Wyatt's best moments in WWE so far, starting with his introduction to the WWE Universe.
#5 Bray Wyatt as the leader of The Wyatt Family
Bray Wyatt arrived in WWE to lead The Wyatt Family in 2012. The initial members featured Luke Harper/Brodie Lee and Erick Rowan.
The group's first mini-run was on Triple H's black-and-gold brand NXT, before moving to Monday Night RAW. A number of superstars felt the wrath of the group, with Rowan wearing a sheep mask and Wyatt declaring everyone to 'Follow the Buzzards!"
The Wyatt family fell short in feuds with superstars such Daniel Bryan, CM Punk, The Shield and John Cena, before Bray set Harper and Rowan free, only to reunite the trio in 2015, which also saw the emergence of Braun Strowman joining the family for a short period.
Overall, the Wyatt family put Bray on the map with his ominous promos and his persona, which was unlike anything we'd seen in WWE before.
#4 Winning his first-ever WWE Championship
At the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view event in February 2017, Bray Wyatt shocked the world and won his first-ever WWE Championship.
That night, he defeated Baron Corbin, 'The Phenomenal' AJ Styles, Dean Ambrose, The Miz and John Cena inside the most destructive structure in WWE history. It marked Bray's first-ever singles championship win in the WWE.
At the time of him capturing the WWE Championship, Wyatt was teaming up with 'The Viper' Randy Orton. It subsequently ended with the two competing against each other at WrestleMania 33, which saw Randy Orton end Wyatt's first reign. The feud continued after WrestleMania, where we saw the first-ever House of Horrors match take place in WWE.
Wyatt has not held the lucrative WWE Championship since this career-changing reign in 2017.
#3 Bray Wyatt as the host of the Firefly Fun House
One of the most anticipated segments in recent memory of WWE is Bray Wyatt's Firefly Fun House.
It is a sinister and wicked form of brainwashing by the self-portrayed children's host to get an edge over his opponents and the audience. Using puppets as characters as part of the Fun House, Wyatt listens to them and has conversations with them.
In the history of WWE, we have never seen anything quite like it, and it has become so eagerly anticipated that it is regularly featured on TV. It is another fantastic creation from WWE and the mind of Bray Wyatt.
#2 Introduction of The Fiend at SummerSlam 2019
One of the most devilish and terrifying characters to ever step foot into the world of WWE, The Fiend.
Not only is The Fiend frightening in every aspect, but he also possesses supernatural powers, such as being able to withstand any amount of pain brought onto him during matches. The Fiend is the closest supernatural character WWE has created since The Undertaker.
In essence, The Fiend could be the next generational Undertaker if booked and managed correctly. Again, the character sprung from the mind of Bray Wyatt, showing his creative side to the business.
#1 Two-time WWE Universal Champion
Bray Wyatt's most successful accolade in WWE came when he became Universal Champion for the first time in 2019.
Wyatt, as The Fiend, defeated Seth Rollins in a Falls Count Anywhere match at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia. The Fiend held the championship for 118 days, his longest reign to date holding a major singles title.
Sadly, his reign ended at a WWE special event in Saudi Arabia during the Super Showdown PPV, losing to Goldberg.
The Fiend went onto hold the WWE Universal Championship again in 2020, defeating Braun Strowman at SummerSlam and again in a Falls Count Anywhere match. The reign ended fairly swiftly, at Payback 2020 in a No Holds Barred Triple Threat match which also included Roman Reigns, who subsequently won the title. Reigns has been champion ever since.