June 13, 2017
Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of “Book It” the last couple of weeks I’ve been discussing people who are on the rise within WWE. First I talked Baron Corbin, and then last week I talked about Braun Strowman. This week, I’m taking about someone whose been a part of WWE for quite some time, but hasn’t ever really gotten the push he deserves in my opinion, that man is Bray Wyatt.
If we’re being honest, he can go much higher. Let’s start with the fact that he’s been a member of the roster since July 2013, and since his debut I’ve been a MASSIVE fan. He’s one of the few wrestlers that I can honestly connect with as an adult, and I know how crazy that sounds but the fact is it’s true. He has a dark aura about him and carries himself in a way that you can’t help but pay attention.
Plus, as a man of his size, it’s crazy what he can do in the ring. It’s almost disturbing how fast and agile Wyatt is. When he faced John Cena at Wrestlemania 30, I knew that this character had arrived and I couldn’t help but be excited, I knew that big things were in his future.
Then they stalled, and they stalled hard. It seemed like WWE couldn’t pull the trigger on anything massive for Wyatt. They had him feud with the Undertaker going into Mania 31. It was a great feud, but everyone knew Taker would go over, and he did. From there it was feud after feud where Wyatt seemed to consistently lose every decisive match he was in. At this point Wyatt was toiling away in Mid-Card hell and I was PISSED.
Then there was the brand split and he was placed on Smackdown. I didn’t have a lot of faith in the fact that WWE would use him correctly but they started to build Wyatt up in a way he hadn’t been built before and it culminated in Wyatt winning the WWE Championship and finally I thought that they would be giving Wyatt the run he’d so richly deserved.
Then they didn’t and Wyatt lost the title to of all people Randy Orton at Wrestlemania. I’ll admit that the storyline going into Mania was fantastic, and then it all kind of fell at Mania. The match was okay but it wasn’t what most expected. And then they moved Wyatt to Raw in the Shake-up and for two weeks he wasn’t even seen in the Arena on TV.
Since then he’s been added to the Main event of Extreme Rules but I have a hard time believing they will pull the trigger and have Wyatt go over. Even still, I will fully support the Bray Wyatt Character and his hopeful accession to a status that the Undertaker reached. I believe, and I’ve said it a few times over the years, that Bray has the ability to be this generations version of the Undertaker. Now that’s not to say that I don’t think he would have a different take, or different style because we know he would, but I think he has that ability to draw awe, and moments of darkness like only Taker could before him.
I just know that WWE needs to pull themselves together and give the man the ability to be the top level entertainer he can be. The man has the ability to create a hall of fame legacy and be a huge star, if Vince and Co would pull their heads out of their asses.
If I keep going, I will probably start ranting about why I think that Bray is amazing. Either way, that’s going to do it for this subject for the week. Next week, I discuss how I feel Brock Lesnar is hurting the Universal Championship, and maybe the business in general. For now though, I’m Kyle Robinson closing the book on this subject.