WWE held a press conference last Friday to announce that Cain Velásquez will challenge Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship and that lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will battle Braun Strowman at the Crown Jewel event on Thursday, October 31 at King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. YouWager will offer betting lines for these matches and for the match that was confirmed on Monday.
We are talking about “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt challenging Seth Rollins for the WWE Universal Championship in a Falls Count Anywhere match.
Rollins is going to pull double duty at the event because as of this writing he is also listed as the Captain of Team Hogan in the Survivor Series style 5-on-5 match that will take place against Team Flair but as mentioned above, in this article we will focus on the WWE Universal Championship match.
Seth Rollins could not defeat Wyatt in their Hell in a Cell Universal Championship Match. Rollins kept attacking Wyatt when he was down and the match was called off via a referee stoppage. “The Fiend” would then get up from a pile of metal he was buried under and applied a Mandible Claw that made Rollins bleed.
During Seth Rollins’ match against Roman Reigns in the October 11 edition of Friday Night SmackDown, “The Fiend” once again attacked Rollins, briefly pulling him through the ring before the Universal Champion escaped.
In the last episode of Monday Night Raw, Seth Rollins was interviewed backstage by Charly Caruso and he said he was going to go Fiend hunting. Eventually he found a way to enter Wyatt’s Firefly Funhouse and Rollins then attacked Wyatt and burned down the Firefly Funhouse in what to me was an awful idea, just like the Hell in a Cell finish.
Rollins is supposedly the top babyface in the company, he is one of the main champions and him putting an end to the place where WWE had the one segment that fans really love, makes absolutely no sense. Was this supposed to be a heel turn? Let’s theorize:
Maybe Wyatt has been ill since his return in April and the Firefly Fun House is a real place that is easy to find. Wyatt could have a split personality, so he thinks that “The Fiend” is a separate entity. It’s a basic theory but it does clear things a bit.
Another theory is that “The Fiend” wanted this to happen. It could explain why “The Fiend” was not moving at Hell in a Cell until Rollins attacked him, maybe he was trying to force Rollins to embrace his darkness. Now that “The Fiend” saw Rollins’ darkness maybe the plan all along was to make him destroy the Firefly Funhouse.
Why would “The Fiend” want this? Because the Firefly Funhouse is possibly meant to contain him and he wants to be free. It can also explain why “The Fiend” didn’t “protect” Wyatt when Rollins attacked him and destroyed everything.
What if “The Fiend” didn’t want this to happen? If this was not part of his plan then Rollins was not supposed to find a way to access the Firefly Funhouse but, in the segment, you can hear Wyatt’s laugh in the end, which indicates that he is happy that Rollins did this because he is now consumed by darkness. What if Rollins actually ends up turning heel and joining Wyatt?
As for the match at WWE Crown Jewel, I really don’t know what direction it will go, Wyatt is now part of Friday Night SmackDown while Rollins is on the Monday Night Raw roster so I don’t expect Rollins to lose his championship and leave his brand without a top title. Wyatt can’t lose though so is hard to predict an outcome.