The wrestling world was left in utter shock following the sudden demise of, perhaps one of the greatest WWE superstars of this generation, The Eater of Worlds Bray Wyatt. The former WWE Champion passed away this past Thursday, reportedly due to a cardiac arrest. Wyatt’s passing was even more surprising as he had been preparing to make a big comeback to the ring.
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Furthermore, it was reported that he was recovering well from his illness and was just a few weeks away from bringing the darkness back to the squared circle. But as fate had it, it was clearly exhibited that life is unexpected and Bray Wyatt left all his friends, family, and fans for heavenly abode.
However, his legacy will continue to live on forever due to Bray’s incredible creative genius and in-ring acumen. Over the years, Bray Wyatt has delivered some of the most exhilarating performances against the likes of John Cena, Kane, Randy Orton, and The Undertaker. But which dream matches never came to fruition while Wyatt was around?
Let’s take a look at 5 of those Bray Wyatt dream matches that would have mesmerized the WWE Universe at any WWE show.
5. The Fiend Bray Wyatt vs. Demon Finn Balor
WWE Universe has witnessed Bray Wyatt lock horns with the leader of the notorious Judgment Day, Finn Balor on multiple occasions. However, the one combination, as rightly pointed out by WWE announcer Corey Graves this past week on SmackDown, never came before the fans at a major WWE stage, The Fiend vs. The Demon King.
The demonic alter egos of both Balor and Wyatt clashed against each other inside the squared circle. A dream match that the WWE fans had been longing for years, never saw the light and unfortunately never will.
4. Bray Wyatt vs. Cody Rhodes
Cody Rhodes and Bray Wyatt’s history is more adjoined to each other than many WWE superstars. Back in the early 2010s, a rookie Wyatt, going by the name Husky Harris was aligned with WWE Pro Cody Rhodes. The two stuck together for a short while, before embarking on their own journeys that would make Rhodes and Wyatt megastars in their own right.
Fast forward to 2022, both top-tier stars made their return to WWE and there had been many speculations about a possible showdown between Cody and Bray. However, timeline issues and different creative bookings, in addition to health issues became the prime reason for a Cody Rhodes vs Bray Wyatt dream match to remain forever omitted from the history books of WWE.
3. Bray Wyatt vs. Edge
When Edge returned to WWE in 2020, following 9 long years of recovering from neck issues, he immediately declared a lot of young and charismatic talent to be on his radar for a match. However, he never mentioned the Eater of Worlds, Bray Wyatt as one of those potential candidates. But WWE once had plans discussed for a potential Edge vs. Bray Wyatt match to take place at WrestleMania.
While the Rated R superstar never got the chance to battle against the former 3-time WWE champion, a match between these two bonafide players would have been a spectacular sight to witness for the WWE Universe.
2. Bray Wyatt vs Brock Lesnar
A dream match that fans had been longing for years was undoubtedly Brock Lesnar squaring off against the remarkable Bray Wyatt. Ever since they confronted each other for the first time in 2015, there had been major speculations about this dream encounter to make it to a WWE match card. Moreover, the match seemed a lock for this past year’s WrestleMania, only for the Beast Incarnate to reportedly decline the offer to face the former WWE Universal champion.
Whether or not Lesnar might be regretting his decision now, one thing is for sure. Brock Lesnar throwing hands against The New Face of Fear at a stage like WrestleMania would have indeed been a marquee attraction pitting two main event caliber stars against each other.
1. Bray Wyatt vs. Tribal Chief Roman Reigns
Roman Reigns had a historic rivalry chapter written with Bray Wyatt during his years of establishing himself as the next franchise player of WWE. Moreover, the first sight of his Tribal Chief character saw Reigns dismantle Wyatt’s alter ego, The Fiend right after he won the WWE Universal Championship.
The night had planted seeds for this monumental showdown for Reigns’ new persona to go head-to-head with Wyatt’s dark wrath. But WWE’s creative bookings followed by Wyatt’s departure from the company and other roadblocks derailed any plans for a potential Bray Wyatt vs. Tribal Chief Roman Reigns match at a major WWE premium live event.
Which Bray Wyatt would you have wanted to see take place the most? Sound off in the comments!
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