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Alexa Bliss steps closer to the Fiend on WWE SmackDown

WWE has been teasing Alexa Bliss working with the Fiend for a few weeks now. She braided her hair like the Fiend, which Nikki Cross pointed out. And she hit the Sister Abigail, too.

On this week’s episode of SmackDown, Bliss made her largest leap towards joining Bray Wyatt. We heard Wyatt’s laugh during her match with Lacey Evans before a commercial break. Then, the lights changed and Wyatt’s warped Firefly Funhouse music hit, leading Bliss to become completely possessed. She got herself DQ’d, hit the Sister Abigail on Lacey outside of the ring, and walked up the ramp with a totally different expression to her face.

And on the way out, she stared down Roman Reigns, implying that she will be helping the Fiend go after the Universal Title he lost to the Big Dog at Payback. That’s going to be some fantastic long-term storytelling right there, perhaps leading to a Royal Rumble feud next year.

Bliss is expected to interfere in Nikki Cross’ third SmackDown Women’s Title match at Clash of Champions, but she also has a role to play in the Universal Title picture. WWE did an excellent job of teasing the latter possibility on Friday night, planting that seed in the mind of the fans as we head into Sunday’s Pay Per View.