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WNZ Open Season: Bray Wyatt Got Screwed

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Let me preface this one in a few ways.

One, no he did not get screwed in the sense of, say, a Montreal screw job.

Two, I am approving and happy with the move to make Dolph Ziggler the #1 Contender to face Dean Ambrose at SummerSlam.

That being said, Bray, I feel, was screwed at SmackDown Live. Or, if not screwed, overlooked. But I say screwed because yes, it grabs your attention, and I think it’s kind of on point.

In the Six Pack Challenge match, there were several great candidates to become the #1 guy. I think fans would have been pleased if AJ Styles had gotten the win, too. Cena would have set up the obvious opportunity for history, while Baron Corbin and Apollo Crews aren’t yet so over that it would have made sense to put them in the top spot. Which leaves us with Wyatt and Ziggler. Bray has never had a chance on such a big stage for such a big prize. And for Dolph, well, it’s been a while.

I have no issues with a Ziggler win, but I think Wyatt makes more sense for a number of reasons. There is the obvious point, mentioned above, that he’s never had the chance yet. There’s also this bit that both Ziggler and Ambrose are (currently) faces. Wyatt is a heel. Not that we can’t have a face versus face match, Lord knows we’ve had those happen often enough. But when looking at the choices, giving a top young heel an opportunity he’s never had before? To me, that trumps Ziggler going over.

Especially as often as Bray either hit, or teased, a Sister Abigail? I was sure it was his time to shine. He’s overdue, honestly. Outside of Strowman, he’s the only one from his now-defunct stable to never have held a title, singles or otherwise. Yet he’s the most talented, engaging and entertaining talent from that group, so the fact that he’s not yet held one is almost a travesty.

I am looking forward to Ziggler and Ambrose. The announce team had it right, these two could steal the show. But I am very much looking forward to Bray’s opportunity to shine. It’s got to be a matter of when, not a question of if.

WNZ readers, what do you think?

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  • cp munk

    I wish Wyatt would be put into the title scene but I’m not freaking out just yet. The draft just happened. Story lines and matches will develop as time goes on. I think sometime this year he will have an opportunity In the main event scene. He has a smaller ladder to climb since he’s only on one show. Not everybody can be on top at the same time. His time will come.

  • T-Rock (#TeamHollywood)

    My concern with Wyatt is the fact that I don’t think he could afford another loss due to the fact that he hasn’t won a lot of major feuds lately. If he was fully establish then yeah I would say Ambrose vs wyatt since they already have history.

    • https://www.twitter.com/HawkGIVEEMHELL NO1SC Hawk HENRY #NewNation ??

      Battleground?

      • T-Rock (#TeamHollywood)

        In a tag team match…..

        • https://www.twitter.com/HawkGIVEEMHELL NO1SC Hawk HENRY #NewNation ??

          LMAO but he won (and got the pin) in a major feud tho

          • T-Rock (#TeamHollywood)

            Against 3 non former world champions…

          • https://www.twitter.com/HawkGIVEEMHELL NO1SC Hawk HENRY #NewNation ??

            ??? What does that got to do with anything I thought the only reason u didn’t take him seriously because he kept losing at PPVs

          • T-Rock (#TeamHollywood)

            Just like you can’t take Zack as a serious midcard champion because he constantly loss in the pass. Its the same as Bray, like can you seriously tell me right now he can carry smackdown if given the world title? Its like asking the same with Ziggler and don’t get me started on him after his one and only world title run. If bray had beaten undertaker we definitely wouldn’t have this convo since at that point he would had been establish better.

          • Mike

            Yeah I can. Because ambrose is a credible champion,
            In my opinion, and bray wyatt destroyed him in there fued. He won time and time again. So I could absolutely believe that he could do so again. You don’t need to defeat taker or cena at mania to be a credible world champion. That’s a whole different bracket all together.

          • T-Rock (#TeamHollywood)

            I didn’t say he needed to, I said we wouldn’t have this discussion because bray would had and stay on the top by now. Never said ambrose is credible I just wanted him to win the title at least once even I know he’s not going to carry smackdown for long

          • https://www.twitter.com/HawkGIVEEMHELL NO1SC Hawk HENRY #NewNation ??

            No I don’t take Zack serious because of the booking not his win ratio…LMAO when u get embarrassed as much as Zack does at Mania time its ridiculous his first US run was awesome but still cut short with Bray yeah he has had shittt booking but a character like Bray’s isn’t for wins (even tho the shittt booking says otherwise sometimes lol smh) he is in it for spreading his message on how he and his family sees the world while Ryder wants his Mania moment and wants to be a top star…all in all both guys deserve better….

          • T-Rock (#TeamHollywood)

            But thats like saying Reigns isn’t about losses and he wins so many times Not comparing but I just saying I would prefer that Bray and even Ambrose (needs a character change badly) be booked better. I just claim I hate bray just to piss you guys off lol. But for once we actually had a decent augment that didn’t lead to a showdown at a ppv

  • Mikey Shango #Retired

    He been getting screwed ?

  • Fat Owens Fat

    The guy’s as charismatic as Funkasaurus. He never managed to shed his Husky Harris image to this day. He’s supposed to be the “scary” replacement to the Undertaker when he retires but there’s nothing scary about him or either of his 3 members. One guy talks, the other stand around and do nothing week in and week out. There’s no uniqueness about his image either.

    That Kevin Thorn guy had 2 gimmicks in a short span, both legitimately creepy. One was the Mordecai gimmick(wish they had the Taker-Mordecai match that was the whole purpose of his character as stated) and the other was himself and his creepy vampire gf which had a lot of potential if he was given a bit of vignettes and some airtime.

  • Bite Me You Loser

    Unless JD is including Rowen and Harpers NXT tag titles, Harper was the only title holder of the Wyatts in the main roster.

    • cp munk

      I was thinking that too.

  • https://www.twitter.com/HawkGIVEEMHELL NO1SC Hawk HENRY #NewNation ??

    Pushing for Miz and Wyatt at SSLAM for IC Title in a 2 out of 3 Falls Match needs to happen…its a perfect storyline that already have written itself…Down With The System vs The Fame of The System…Horror vs Glamour…The Swamp vs Hollywood…Anti establishment vs The Media and this feud could even introduce Sister Abigail to go against Maryse

    • cp munk

      This is actually a match I was thinking about too. Both guys need work, Wyatt with a belt will give him some credibility and get him heading into the right direction

      • https://www.twitter.com/HawkGIVEEMHELL NO1SC Hawk HENRY #NewNation ??

        Exactly this could potentially bring the best out of Miz even more than Cena ever did…

    • Mike

      I like that. Why two out of three falls ? I’d just have what destroy him in a ten minute destruction.

      • https://www.twitter.com/HawkGIVEEMHELL NO1SC Hawk HENRY #NewNation ??

        because of the storyline that will go behind it…Bray will tell him what’s wrong with Miz and his little world and tell Miz that a stunt double or your wife won’t save you from damnation and if u are strong enough to face me and go the distance accept my challenge…and plus i think this match could really elevate both talent…

        • Mike

          Ok I see. I guess that would be a big face turn for bray wyatt. I think this is the perfect time for it now he appears to be going alone.

          • https://www.twitter.com/HawkGIVEEMHELL NO1SC Hawk HENRY #NewNation ??

            Definitely the perfect time for a turn for Bray even tho I think it was gonna happen B4 he got hurt I’m not that sure about it…

          • Mike

            Yeah it looked that way when he was teaming with Roman against the League of Nations. But I think this is a better time as strowman and Rowen don’t need to turn by association. Strowman only works as a heel.

  • Mindy James

    Ahh but I’m pretty sure as far as big, ppv type matches go, Dean has never beat Bray, he will however be beating Ziggler ? but the 2 of them should put on a hell of a match together!

  • Mike

    I do agree. Wyatt would of been a great winner. But ziggler was a pleasant surprise. I like what he’s doing. Saying how it was always his dream and he wants to get back to that.

  • Disturbed001

    The whole thing they are pushing with the brand split is opportunity. Dolph getting the push seems more symbolic of that than Bray. I don’t think he will win the title, but number one contender is the best thing that’s happened to him in a while. I also think Balor will become Universal champ to really drive the New Era idea home.

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