Bray Wyatt made a theatric return last night at WWE Extreme Rules, debuting a new mask and also signaling the demise of the Firefly Funhouse.
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Windham Lawrence Rotunda is an American professional wrestler. He is currently signed to WWE under the ring name Bray Wyatt and his alter ego, The Fiend.
|Birth name||Windham Lawrence Rotunda|
|Born||May 23, 1987
Brooksville, Florida, U.S.
(m. 2012; div. 2017)
Rotunda is a third-generation professional wrestler following in the footsteps of his grandfather Blackjack Mulligan, his father Mike Rotunda, and two of his uncles, Barry and Kendall Windham.
His younger brother Taylor Rotunda is also a professional wrestler, best known as Bo Dallas. Alongside his brother, he held the FCW Florida Tag Team Championship twice while in WWE’s then-developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), where he wrestled under various ring names between 2008 and 2012.
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The return featured multiple characters from the Firefly Funhouse coming to life in the audience as we saw Huskus the Pig, Mercy the Buzzard, Ramblin’ Rabbit, Abby the Witch and even The Fiend.
However, this was all in the lead up to a short vignette that aired, showing the ransacked funhouse covered in cobwebs and seemingly destroyed.
Wyatt then proceeded to come out of the door set up on the ramp with a lantern in hand, wearing a new mask.
Following the show, Jason Baker tweeted out the following:
“Not a bad way to spend my 40th birthday. @Windham6 new mask & funhouse masks/ costumes created by my amazing crew @Callosumstudios”, tweeted Baker
Baker is a special effects artist and has worked for WWE in the past too, helping out with the special effects for WrestleMania 38 earlier this year. He also covered the special effects for the film Black Phone, which featured a mask quite similar to the one Wyatt came out wearing last night.
In the aftermath of his WWE comeback, a fan on social media shared a video of his daughter trying to contain her excitement while reacting live to Wyatt’s return at Extreme Rules. “My daughter stayed up all night for Bray Wyatt and wasn’t disappointed,” tweeted the fan.
Upon noticing the video, a humbled Wyatt explained why he returned to WWE.
“This is why,” Wyatt wrote on Twitter. “I missed you too. All of you.”
Wyatt was last seen on WWE TV on the April 12 episode of “Raw” where he addressed his loss to Randy Orton the night before at WrestleMania 37. A few months later, Wyatt would be shockingly released by WWE, provoking the ire of wrestling fans across the world.
While it’s too early to speculate on Wyatt’s returning character, there is a belief among fans on social media that he has returned as a babyface.
Shortly before he walked through a shining door at Extreme Rules, the live versions of his Firefly Fun House puppets including Huskus The Pig Boy, Ramblin’ Rabbit, Mercy The Buzzard and Abby The Witch were shown standing in the audience.
A man dressed as The Fiend and a decapitated head were also shown, which was followed by shots of an abandoned Firefly Funhouse, with puppets covered in cobwebs and a distorted version of the Firefly Funhouse song playing in the background.
Bray Wyatt, finally, after all those vignettes, made a shocking and one of the most outstanding returns to the WWE ring in a recent while at the end of Extreme Rules in Philadelphia.
WWE had been teasing the return for quite a while now, with several shows asking fans to scan a QR Code, which revealed several clues about his imminent return.
There were many media reports doing rounds that Wyatt had signed a multi-million dollar deal with Triple H, which includes multiple runs as Universal Champion, Wrestlemania Main Events, and so much more.
Recently Bray Wyatt trademarked the name Wyatt6. It is worth noting that before he made his long-awaited appearance, many of the characters from Wyatt’s ‘Firefly Fun House’ made an in-person appearance at the event.
The potential of this return should know no bounds. Previously, Bray Wyatt’s ‘Fiend’ character was much-appreciated and loved by one and alL. But Roman Reigns’ ascend to the top meant that Wyatt had to take a back seat as WWE creatives focused on Reigns as the company’s top dog.
Following Reigns’ championship victory, Wyatt was released from the company, much to the shock and dismay of global fans.
Wyatt was released from his WWE contract in July 2021 but he returned to WWE in October 2022.
A year after his much-talked about WWE release, Bray Wyatt returned to the company at the end of Saturday’s Premium Live Event, Extreme Rules 2022.
The White Rabbit vignettes, which were being played across arenas by WWE, have now led to the return of the former Universal Champion.
The WWE fans were in for a treat on Saturday at the Extreme Rules pay-per-view as Bray Wyatt made his long-awaited return to the company almost a year after his release.
Wyatt is considered to be one of the most talented storytellers in wrestling at the moment, with his Wyatt Family and The Fiend gimmick winning a lot of praise from fans and critics.
His run as The Fiend saw him win the Universal Championship twice before dropping to Roman Reigns in 2020. Wyatt was involved in a storyline with Randy Orton and Alexa Bliss, where the latter was his helper.
However, Bliss turned on Wyatt during WrestleMania last year and he went on a hiatus after his loss to Orton.