Over the last few weeks, we would learn whom the New Face of Fear, the Eater of Worlds, Bray Wyatt was addressing in his ominous promos on both Raw and SmackDown.
Fans would all learn that it was in fact Ryback he had targeted. Bray answered the question of “Why Ryback?” His answer: “Because you are simply in my way.”
This past Thursdays attack on Ryback as he was on his way to the ring to face off against the WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins left Ryback a little loopy throughout the match, which begged the question how would Ryback fair against Wyatt when the two would finally meet at Payback.
The match answered the question in quite a brutal fashion. Bray spent a good chunk of that match dominating Ryback, but Ryback would mount comeback after comeback. Fans also bared witness to Ryback flying off of the top turnbuckle, splashing the Eater of Worlds with a dive. Still Bray would come back and dominate.
Wyatt would go for his Sister Abigail twice during the match. The first time was derailed when Ryback countered with the Shell Shock, Wyatt grabbed onto the ropes and somehow managed to remove the top turnbuckle pad from the corner, sends Ryback ribs first into the exposed turnbuckle and reintroduced The Big Guy to Sister Abigail and secured his victory.
The question now is this: Is this the only time we will see these two men square off, or will we finally see the New Face of Fear gun for a title? While this was a great match, the latter needs to happen. Perhaps fans will see Wyatt in the Intercontinental Championship Chamber match in two weeks? Maybe, maybe not. Maybe we will find out on Raw.
Both men are fantastic to watch in the ring. Bray Wyatt honestly has much more to offer and honestly it is time he recognized for it.
Every rivalry he has been involved in, from his arrival on Raw to last nights Payback, has been golden and phenomenal television. From his debut on the main roster versus Kane, to his incredible rivalries against John Cena and Dean Ambrose, it is apparent that Bray Wyatt brings out the very best in his opponents except for the Undertaker, who is already great by himself, and Ryback.
The match was good, no doubt about it, but the elements involved seemed rushed and not up to Bray Wyatt rivalry standards.
With more questions and rumors abound of a possible face turn for the Eater of Worlds, what is next for him? Who will the next target be? Will he ever get to have run for the World Heavyweight Championship? Or even be entered into the Elimination Chamber match for the IC Title?
He is very much deserving of both.