WWE Royal Rumble 2021: 5 possible surprises at the PPV

Naomi, WWE SmackDown Feb 14. Credit: WWE.com
Naomi, WWE SmackDown Feb 14. Credit: WWE.com /
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We see the Fiend’s new character

Kevin Owens and Roman Reigns tore the house down, Sasha Banks and Carmella had a great match, Drew McIntyre and AJ Styles delivered, and Charlotte Flair and Asuka won the tag titles upon the Queen’s return. Yet the main event of the show – and the leading story days after the TLC Pay Per View itself – was the Fiend getting burned alive by Randy Orton.

Bray Wyatt isn’t gone forever. He never is. The creative genius that is Bray Wyatt will be back, and the Fiend will be stronger than ever before. That’s the warning Alexa Bliss gave to Orton on the episode after Raw.

All of this is very good for the Fiend. Now don’t get me wrong, the Fiend is excellent and one of the highlights of WWE, especially ever since Alexa Bliss gave him a major boost. But there’s just been that slight something missing. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but when the bell rings, I’m always left wanting a little bit more from the Fiend.

Maybe we’re about to see that different side or twist that we need. And I’d love to see that change in an earth-shattering moment at WWE Royal Rumble 2021 when Bray Wyatt’s latest creation hits the ring.

Wyatt has a tendency to divert our attention with the excellence of his work, just as he did over WrestleMania weekend with that wacky Firefly Funhouse match. I’m expecting something a lot darker than a Firefly Funhouse match at the Rumble, though, and I’m excited for it.