Since debuting as the Fiend, Bray Wyatt has had three major feuds. Finn Balor, Seth Rollins and Daniel Bryan have all fallen victim to the Mandible Claw, and there is a fascinating theory making the round about all of the Fiend’s opponents.
The theory, as put forward by @FiendThe1 on Twitter, suggests that anyone The Fiend faces will turn either heel or face depending on what they were at the time of facing him.
Finn Balor was the first to take on The Fiend at SummerSlam, and upon returning to NXT, he immediately turned heel on Johnny Gargano.
Since arriving in WWE, The Fiend has faced Finn, Seth and Bryan.
Finn turned heel, Seth is turning Heel and Daniel Bryan is going from heel to Face.
Whoever he touches seems to have a switch in personality, it may be coincidence but maybe not.
Just a thought. #RAW
— Fiending for Followers‼️ (@FiendThe1) November 26, 2019
Seth Rollins (eventually) lost his Universal Championship to the Fiend at Crown Jewel, and on this week’s Raw, he turned heel.
And Daniel Bryan, who was a heel, has now started turning from heel to babyface, something he proved by starting a “Yes!” chant during his unsuccessful challenge at this past week’s Survivor Series.
There is a thought that Bray’s gloves have a lot to do with this, as he is either “hurting” or “healing” his opponents based on what they need. Finn and Seth were struggling to connect as babyfaces, and Finn is proving to be one of NXT’s best heels.
Seth has always been a better heel, and will now hopefully be able to do some of his best work once again now that he is turning.
Bryan is brilliant in whatever role he has, but the fans fell in love with him as a babyface in the run up to WrestleMania 30, and will always be remembered for that.
A possibility, and an idea that someone will undoubtedly now check, is that Bray listened to his “hurt” glove during matches with Seth and Finn, and listened to the “heal” glove during his match with Bryan.
Of course the red light in the arena makes this almost impossible to see, but if accurate, it’s a stroke of genius.
What do you think of this theory? Let us know in the comments.