A former WWE star has discussed bizarre scrapped plans involving “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt leading a faction.
Until Alexa Bliss aligned herself with The Fiend, the supernatural character would rarely work with other competitors. Mike Bennett (formerly WWE’s Mike Kanellis) has recently noted that he, Eric Young and Wyatt were going to form a stable in WWE.
Speaking with Metro, Bennett explained that WWE Chairman Vince McMahon wanted Wyatt to command a group of wrestlers. Noting that various wrestlers would’ve portrayed Firefly Fun House characters, Bennett said:
“Early on when Bray Wyatt turned into The Fiend, Vince was always high on having Bray lead a group for some reason – he always wanted him to lead a group.
“We were about a week away from making it happen where me and Eric Young were gonna be part of Bray Wyatt’s group. We were gonna actually be – they were gonna bring to life the puppets. Each puppet was gonna represent an actual person. I don’t remember, there were talks that I was gonna be Sister Abigail and Eric Young was gonna be a buzzard.
“It was one of those things where, ‘You guys will play these characters.’ He’s portraying them as the puppets (in the Firefly Fun House), but then they’ll come to life. I thought it was really cool, I was ready to sink my teeth into it. But then like most stuff there, right before it happens they’re like, ‘Oh yeah, we’re not doing that anymore.’ You’re like, ‘Oh, oh OK cool. That would have been a really cool spot but I guess I’ll go sit in catering.’”
Bennett and Young were both released by WWE in April 2020. At Ring of Honor Best In The World, Bennett will challenge Jonathan Gresham for the ROH Pure Championship.