Monday Night Raw this week had both the highest of highs and the lowest of lows.
On one hand, Damien Sandow had possibly a star-making performance in his World Heavyweight Championship match against Damien Sandow, a match that he would lose. Of course, the Big Show also marched down to the ring and knocked out WWE Champion Randy Orton, forcing COO Triple H to retreat. Both of the moments were excellent, making fans jump up and down with excitement. Hell, I know I was, especially during Sandow’s cash in attempt.
Sadly, there was a flip side to those awesome moments. Mainly in the form of the spookiest trio in wrestling today, the Wyatt Family.
With Halloween just a few short days away, it was perhaps fitting that the Family led by Bray Wyatt played such a pivotal, and heartbreaking, role on Monday Night Raw. As Wyatt watched on, Erick Rowan and Luke Harper dismantled first Daniel Bryan backstage and then CM Punk in the ring, leaving only one message: “The devil made them do it”.
It was frightening, unsettling, and down right creepy, as the always intimidating Wyatt stood over two of WWE’s grandest heroes and, with a massive grin, proclaimed that the devil had forced him to commit the brutal act. But who exactly is that devil, and why would he force Wyatt to do something like this?
Of course, the obvious answer is WWE’s literal version of Satan, the Big Red Monster Kane. Seemingly returning at the perfect time to be that Devil, Kane made his first appearance in months at Hell In A Cell, taking out bout the Wyatts and The Miz before announcing that he was The Authority’s “monster to unleash” on Monday Night Raw.
Something there doesn’t add up.
While Kane’s return and subsequent attack on the Wyatts follows total logic, as the trio have been keeping him hostage for months, the rest of that tale does not, making it hard to believe Kane is Wyatt’s devil.
After all, the Wyatts have not even shown the slightest of signs of working for the McMahon’s, so Kane’s apparent allegiance to that same group would make it odd for him to be the new figurehead of the Wyatts. Plus, of course, it wouldn’t make much sense to have Kane be the one with a stranglehold over the Wyatts when it was the Big Red Monster who was the one supposedly being tortured for months on end. Of course, there is always the off chance that we get swerved and somehow, it was Kane playing the mind games with the Wyatts, but right now, it doesn’t seem like The Authorities newest monster is Bray Wyatt’s apparent master.
Of course, the Wyatts’ lack of contact with The Authority would also knock out the possibility of another man being Bray’s “Devil”- Triple H.
Somehow though, it doesn’t.
While Kane being the devil Wyatt has refereed to would go in direct conflict with their storyline from SummerSlam, Triple H could fill those shoes perfectly, despite never having contact with the group.
The Shield has now been around for nearly a complete year, having debuted at last year’s Survivor Series PPV in historic fashion, destroying Ryback. Now though, the trio that had previously seemed so united, has begun to crack. With Rollins and Reigns dropping their titles to the Rhodes Dynasty and Ambrose continuing his reign as U.S Champion, the tension has been obvious amongst the group, especially in a promo from them during Raw. In it, Ambrose stated several times that he was the final true champion of The Shield, which seemed to get under the skin of his two fellow Shield members. Could it finally be happening? Could the group that has terrorized everyone in the WWE for nearly a year be collapsing?
Well, if it is, The Game will need some new muscle to back up his own group, and who better than the Wyatts? They’ve toppled mountain after mountain, making them perfectly ready to take up the mantle created by The Shield. Once again, the move would require them to fight alongside Kane, their sworn enemy, but if it could somehow be explained properly, working with The Authority could take the Wyatt Family to new heights, heights that they’re more than expected to reach. After all, it’s surely too much of a coincidence that the Wyatts victimized.
However, there is one devil that few have discussed, perhaps because it’s almost too logical.
The devil Bray Wyatt is referring to is the devil inside of himself.
Since his debut over the summer, Wyatt has constantly referred to himself as something very, very close to the devil, most notably the Eater of Worlds. Wouldn’t the next step be to just come out and blatantly state the fact we already know – Bray Wyatt is the devil, and there’s nothing we can do to stop him?
While it wouldn’t be as satisfying for many fans as a full reveal of either Kane, HHH, or someone else being the “devil”, it would staple home three facts about Wyatt that we all already knew.
Bray Wyatt is creepy.
Bray Wyatt is crazy.
Bray Wyatt is the devil.