Is WWE hinting at a future match between Bray Wyatt's Fiend and the Undertaker? As a creepy cult leader, Bray Wyatt's gimmick had lost all momentum by the end of 2018, and the former WWE Champion took an extended break from the ring. Eventually, Wyatt returned with a brand new persona. Presenting a disturbed kids' TV show called "Firefly Fun House," Wyatt's character was refreshed, relevant and scary once again, but excitement hit even higher levels with the reveal of Wyatt's new in-ring persona, the Fiend. Featuring a mask created by the team of movie effects legend, Tom Savini, the Fiend made a huge impact during his first official match at Summerslam against Finn Balor.
Wisely, WWE has ensured the Fiend doesn't suffer from over-exposure. Although the character has made a few appearances, and some additional episodes of "Firefly Fun House" have aired, Wyatt's only bout since defeating Balor has been a post-show dark match against the B-Team at this past week's Smackdown Live. By carefully restricting the Fiend's airtime, WWE has successfully generated an "event" feel to his matches, and fans are feverishly speculating as to the identity of Wyatt's next opponent. Those opponents were reportedly set to be Seth Rollins and/or Braun Strowman in a Hell in a Cell match - rumors that were furthered when Wyatt called out the duo and started using "see you in hell" as a sign off.
However, more recent "Firefly Fun House" promos have not carried that angle forward, with Wyatt focusing more on Stone Cold Steve Austin in this week's installment. While Austin's retirement puts him out of contention, fans think they've found a clue as to Wyatt's next opponent, and it's another WWE legend - the Undertaker. On this week's RAW, Wyatt runs down Austin on "Firefly Fun House" and one of his puppet pals produces a digital clock that's stuck on 3:16, Stone Cold's famous hallmark. Wyatt hits the clock with a hammer to "fix" it and the time changes to 11:19. Online speculation as to what this number might mean is now rife.
Some believe that this clue represents a month, November 2019, which could possibly be when the Fiend will have his next televised match, although he remains rumored to appear at October's Hell in a Cell pay-per-view. Others, however, have claimed that 19th of November was the date Undertaker made his true WWE debut, and that this is Wyatt's way of hinting at a future match with the Phenom.
This potential dream clash is a strong possibility for the near future. Fans have been clamoring for a match between Wyatt and 'Taker since long before the Fiend debuted, largely because both characters have a supernatural gimmick. Furthermore, Undertaker returned to WWE this past Tuesday night and didn't seem to set up any potential feud, begging the question as to what the future holds for the Deadman. It's also worth noting that Wyatt is renowned for sneaking clues into his promo segments , and it's highly likely that 11:19 holds some meaning, even if it isn't a nod towards the Undertaker.
The Fiend vs. Undertaker is undoubtedly a tantalizing prospect, especially after the latter recovered from a dire match against Goldberg at WWE's last controversial Saudi Arabia show, and rediscovered a semblance of good form. In order to maintain the Fiend's current momentum, however, 'Taker would need to take a rare loss.
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