In a time when the world is in a pandemic, WWE was left with few options on the table and decided to pull the trigger on a feud five years in the making. On this week’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown, Bray Wyatt interrupted the new Universal Champion Braun Strowman expecting an apology from his former protege while staking claim to the title.
Five years ago, “The Eater of Worlds” Wyatt introduced “The Black Sheep” Strowman to the Wyatt Family in their feud with Roman Reigns. Strowman immediately came in like a wrecking ball and obliterated the competition while under the leadership and guidance of Wyatt.
During the 2017 Superstar Shakeup, Strowman was split from the Wyatt Family as Bray and Luke Harper moved over to SmackDown Live. Strowman then was rebranded as “The Monster Among Men” who carved himself a path of destruction dominating opponents and lifting ambulances.
Strowman has been a clear favorite to carry the WWE Title ever since his chaotic wars with Reigns but for some reason, the company never gave him a true chance. That was until just recently as Reigns dropped out of the Universal Championship match against Goldberg due to health concerns.
WWE was forced to finally give “The Monster Among Men” his rightful spot at the top of the food chain and replaced Reigns. After four monstrous running powerslams, Strowman walked out of the Performance Center with the Universal Title around his waist.
Following this week’s episode of SmackDown, it appears both former Wyatt Family members are on a collision course. Wyatt was in the Firefly Funhouse with all of his friends speaking about rewriting history, while Strowman stood with no fear in his eyes. “The Fiend” wants his title back and who better to take it from than “The Monster Among Men?”
I believe that this blockbuster match should be held off until SummerSlam, but given the current state of WWE maybe this will work. Both superstars could deliver tremendous promos talking about their past and why they are so different today. Without any crowd, Wyatt and Strowman are capable of telling a compelling story that’s worthy of a championship match.