What is Next for Bray Wyatt and The Fiend After Being Burnt Alive at WWE TLC 2020?

Published 12/21/2020, 10:12 PM EST


The main event of WWE TLC had the most bizarre moment of 2020. Randy Orton and The Fiend clashed in a Firefly Inferno match that saw the Apex Predator set the Fiend ablaze. There is speculation about the future of the Fiend character and the WWE career of Bray Wyatt. As of now, no one knows what to expect from this storyline.

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What is next for the Fiend?

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Confusion reigned supreme after TLC. Where does the Fiend go from here? Is he dead? Will he reincarnate like The Undertaker? Is the Fiend being written off from television forever? These rumors have some basis and aren’t random ideas put forth by wrestling marks. Let’s explore the viability of each of these scenarios.

The Fiend is probably WWE’s most profitable character. In 2020 alone, he outsold Becky Lynch and Roman Reigns in merchandise sales. His custom Universal Championship belt sold for astronomical prices. Killing the character would be a foolish step for a company that is popular for taking foolish steps.

Alexa Bliss was absent from WWE TLC completely. Fans expected to see the twisted member of the Firefly Funhouse and even expected to see her cost Randy Orton the match. Bliss will seek revenge after her friend was burnt to a crisp by the Viper. There has been speculation that seems ridiculous, but is entirely plausible in WWE- The Fiend reincarnates through Bliss.

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Return of the Eater of Worlds

Before the birth of the Fiend, Bray Wyatt was WWE’s most underutilized characters. Wyatt would have some great feuds with Roman Reigns, John Cena, and The Undertaker, but his career came to a sputtering halt when he crossed paths with Randy Orton. Orton and Wyatt would join forces first, but Orton would turn on his leader once he won the Royal Rumble.

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The two clashed at WrestleMania 33, where Orton humiliated Wyatt. As the Fiend, Wyatt sensibly sought revenge from Randy but ended up a victim of arson. This could be the perfect gateway for WWE to bring back the dearly missed character.

As the Eater of Worlds, Wyatt can let go of the Fiend’s corniness. This Wyatt would be human while the Fiend is supernatural. Nevertheless, it is safe to say that Wyatt won’t be on television for the discernable future, at least until his burns disappear.

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Nathan Fulgado

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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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