“Not About Wins and Losses”- WWE Legend Booker T Defends The Fiend and Alexa Bliss

Published 04/14/2021, 8:18 AM EDT


WrestleMania 37 is in the books, and it was mostly a spectacular event. Almost every match delivered in spades, while there were a few clunkers. One of the most confusing matches at WrestleMania took place on Night 2 as Randy Orton met the Fiend. While many did not like the match, WWE Hall of Famer Booker T defended the match.

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Story of the match

Randy Orton entered to a giant pop from the WWE Universe and donned a pair of white trunks. Despite Orton being the heel for most of this feud, he received a babyface reaction. The Fiend brought back his old look and ditched the burnt remains of his clothing. He received an impressive entrance with Alexa Bliss luring him out of a Jack-in-the-box.

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The Fiend looked dominant for most of the match, trying to put Orton away with the Mandible Claw, only for the Viper to strike back. Orton hit him with three draping DDTs, but The Fiend popped back up. He got Orton in position for Sister Abigail, only for the strangest thing to occur.

The ring posts caught on fire and Alexa Bliss sat atop the Jack-in-the-box and bled black blood from her head. This distracted the Fiend, allowing Orton to hit him with an RKO out of nowhere for the win.

What did Booker T have to say?

On his Hall of Fame podcast, Booker T had a lot to say about the match.

“I’ve said it many, many times, and I don’t know if anybody’s hearing me or not, The Fiend’s career is not about wins and losses. I don’t think it should be about wins and losses.

HOUSTON, TEXAS – SEPTEMBER 18: Former WWE Superstar Booker T cuts a promo for the upcoming 2020 Roya; Rumble to be held at Minute Maid Park on September 18, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

He continued, “I think the Fiend is more character-based than anything, man. I think the Fiend is just to make the story, you know, something different. As far as the Fiend goes, as far as Bray Wyatt goes, as far as the mixing of those characters. You know, one day I’m happy and one day I’m mad.”

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He even claimed Alexa Bliss will come out of this feud as a better performer. The former world heavyweight champion said, “You got Alexa Bliss as well playing this role, something totally different than what she’s done before. I know from the outside looking in people go, either they like it or they don’t.

At the end of this thing, Alexa Bliss is gonna come out a better worker, a better student of the game, and Bray Wyatt is just working on his craft.”

On Raw after WrestleMania, Bliss explained why she cost the Fiend the match. As for the Fiend, he disappeared, and we witnessed the return of the Firefly Funhouse.

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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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