Wrestling Legend Criticizes Bray Wyatt’s Current Run In WWE – “Embarrassing To Watch”
A former wrestling manager has commented on Bray Wyatt’s current in WWE by saying that it’s “embarrassing to watch” among other things.
Since his WWE return in October 2022, Bray Wyatt has only wrestled one televised match. That was the Pitch Black Match at Royal Rumble 2023 when Bray Wyatt easily defeated LA Knight in a match where the lights were out in the ring, but there was glow-in-the-dark lighting all around the ring and on the gear of the wrestlers.
After the Royal Rumble, Wyatt didn’t have much to do until he cut a promo on Smackdown about how he wanted to face the winner of the Brock Lesnar-Bobby Lashley match at Elimination Chamber.
What WWE originally had planned was for Lesnar to win that match and go on to face Wyatt at WrestleMania 39. However, Lesnar didn’t want to face Wyatt possibly due to the uniqueness of the character, so Lesnar was disqualified by doing a low blow to Lashley, which meant Lashley won the match. As a result, Lesnar will face Omos at WrestleMania 39.
The Lashley-Wyatt match isn’t official yet, but Wyatt played a video on the February 27th episode of Raw taunting Lashley by doing a “Muscle Man Dance” video.
While some people like the uniqueness of the Bray Wyatt character that has Uncle Howdy by his side along with Firefly Funhouse vignettes featuring friends that are puppets, some people that watch WWE don’t like it at all.
On the latest edition of Smack Talk on YouTube, former wrestling manager and booker/writer Dutch Mantel (who worked as Zeb Colter in WWE) was very critical of how WWE is using Bray Wyatt.
“We’ve talked about Bray [Wyatt]. To me right now, he’s hitting a zero. He started out with a lot of promise and a lot of thoughts about him and where he could go. Now you’re watching them thinking, ‘What the hell are they doing?’”
“That Firefly Funhouse, it’s almost embarrassing to watch it, I don’t know how that has anything to do with wrestling. Kids might like it, and Bray may even be good at selling merchandise.”
“But as far as selling tickets, if that was your main event, you’d have half a house. I don’t think anybody would be interested in seeing Bray and Brock.”