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4. FALLING: Bray Wyatt

Unless if the WWE swerves us by sending Brock Lesnar to SmackDown Live, Bray Wyatt is in a darker place than his promos project. Randy Orton holds the WWE Championship and will fight Wyatt at Payback in a “House of Horrors” match, but it’s hard to see a scenario in which Wyatt wins. After all, Monday Night Raw can’t have both world titles, right?

Everything Wyatt is asked to do seems disjointed, and it’s as if the WWE doesn’t care about his character. We all know how good Wyatt’s character work is, and he can certainly go in the ring. Everyone was willing to forget years of atrocious booking when Wyatt won the WWE Championship at the Elimination Chamber, but his awful championship loss at WrestleMania 33 was a reminder that the WWE just doesn’t seem to care about the “Eater of Worlds”.

The brand split should ultimately help Wyatt, but it’s so weird to split him up from Orton in the middle of a feud. It’s even weirder to have him interrupting Finn Balor with a promo directed at Orton. Maybe that’s teasing a future rivalry with “The Demon King”, but it makes absolutely no sense to just throw that in randomly.

For someone with such a fleshed-out character and who is capable of selling any rivalry with his creepy antics, Wyatt isn’t being given a chance to actually become that evil, powerful force. Fans are back to having a hard time taking Wyatt seriously, and while I have a swerve in the back of my mind, I just can’t see the WWE moving Lesnar or taking the title off of Orton so quickly.