Twitter Explodes After The Fiend Returns at WWE Fastlane 2021

Published 03/21/2021, 9:39 PM EDT


The Fiend returned to WWE at Fastlane 2021. He helped Alexa Bliss defeat the Viper, Randy Orton, but his visage takes home the award for ‘Talking Point’ of the night.

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Since Randy Orton set him on fire at TLC 2020, the Fiend kept away from the WWE. Once he returned, he wore the burns of that fateful night.

The Fiend returns at WWE Fastlane 2021

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Alexa Bliss and Randy Orton finally clashed at Fastlane after months of build. Since setting her best friend on fire, Bliss tortured Orton multiple times.

She made him cough up black blood, burnt his face with a fireball, and cost him matches against Triple H, Drew McIntyre, Edge, and AJ Styles on Raw.

Although we didn’t see Orton and Bliss actually wrestle, it was a pleasant surprise to see the Fiend return in grand, and also charred fashion. While many expected to see the Fiend return tonight, no one expected to see him look even scarier than he already does.

Bliss made Orton suffer at Fastlane with her usual mind-games. She had Orton coughing up blood before the match even began. Her supernatural antics were also on display against the helpless Viper.

Just when Orton had Bliss within arm’s reach, a charred hand grabbed his ankle from underneath the ring. The Fiend emerged from underneath the ring and showed the world his new uglier and scarier look. He hit Orton with Sister Abigail, and Bliss pinned him for the win. Alexa Bliss now holds a pinfall victory over Randy Orton, and let’s all take a moment to let that sink in.

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Returning at Fastlane means one thing, the Fiend will feature in a big match at WrestleMania. It isn’t clear whether the match at Fastlane marks the end of Bliss and the Fiend’s issues with the Viper, but if it isn’t, Randy Orton vs the new Fiend makes for an interesting match.

After the cinematic brilliance that gave us the Firefly Funhouse and Boneyard match at WrestleMania 36, one can’t help but get excited to see what WWE has in store for Orton and Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania 37.

Making Orton and the Fiend wrestle a simple wrestling match is a bad idea. If any match on this year’s WrestleMania card needs a touch of cinematic magic, it is Randy Orton vs The Fiend.

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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