WWE teased the return of The Fiend with a brilliantly placed QR code on SmackDown.
Moments before Bray Wyatt came out to address fans on Friday night’s episode, a QR code flashed up on screen reminiscent of the White Rabbit trail leading to Bray’s epic comeback at Extreme Rules in October 2022.
This time, the code led to a video showing Bray in the Firefly Fun House as he gleefully said: ‘See you in hell!’
His demeanour instantly changed as he said ‘Let me in’, before transforming into The Fiend himself as WWE continues to tease Bray embracing his past.
He did just that on SmackDown as he appeared in front of the crowd in his old rocking chair and using his ‘We’re here’ catchphrase, a nod to his days leading the Wyatt Family.
‘Ain’t it wild how sometimes we forget who we are? We forget what it is that made us in the first place,’ he said, giggling manically. ‘All it takes it a little push to come along and send you in the right direction and all of a sudden you understand all you had to do all along is revel in what you are.’
Bray told fans it’s come back to him and he remembers what he’s lost, describing himself as the colour red in a world of black and white, the Easter of Worlds, Uncle Howdy, ‘Him’, and ‘everything’.
‘I am Bray Wyatt,’ he shouted. ‘I know who I am, but who are you? At the Royal Rumble it will be my true rebirth, a baptism in the dark. And as for you, LA Knight. Know this son. When the lights go out you should… run!’
To tie up the promo perfectly, Bray’s old Wyatt Family graphic flashed on the screen mixed in with his current imagery as the former world champion continues his descent into madness.
What that means for the near future is still unclear, but all eyes will be on the Royal Rumble when Bray competes in his first match since WrestleMania 38 in April 2021.
He’ll face off with recent rival LA Knight in the first ever Pitch Black match, with WWE still not letting fans know what the bout entails.
WWE SmackDown airs Friday nights at 1am on BT Sport 1.
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