WWE Roadblock had a lot of hype behind it because the match card looked very promising.
While the WWE Network special may have been a letdown for quite a few people overall, some of the matches were good. However, there was one match no one got to see despite the fact it was advertised, and a lot of fans would have been disappointed because of it.
Brock Lesnar vs Bray Wyatt was advertised for Roadblock this past weekend, a match which many thought would have taken place at this year's WrestleMania before The Beast was booked in a match against Dean Ambrose.
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However, when Wyatt came down to the ring alongside Luke Harper for the clash, he announced that the bout would now be a 2-on-1 handicap match. Harper started in the ring and never tagged in Bray, a decision which many fans were displeased with because they never got to see the advertised clash.
So why did the WWE hold off a clash between The Beast Incarnate and The New Face of Fear? The answer may have been revealed by Wrestling Observer's Dave Meltzer and Byran Alvarez, according to NoDQ.
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The report says Meltzer mentioned that the company is saving Wyatt vs. Lesnar for after WrestleMania.
The article also says: "Bryan Alvarez pointed out that originally the plan was for Luke Harper to face Brock Lesnar one-on-one in the match, but those plans changed to Bray Wyatt, and we still didn’t get either one of the matches advertised, which is very weird."
Although the WWE Universe will be sad that they didn't get to see a clash between The Beast Incarnate and The New Face of Fear take place, this could actually be seen as a good thing to a certain extent.
Considering how the WWE is currently in an injury crisis right now, having a feud like this on the back burner for after WrestleMania could be a huge benefit as it might be one of the top feuds which carries the company to SummerSlam later this year. This is when many top superstars, like Seth Rollins, are expected to return.
And the more important fact to think about would be how is this feud going to finish. Who is going to go over? Will The Beast be slayed? Or will Wyatt receive the same old treatment he has been given for the past year now?
Out of the two superstars, Wyatt needs the win more. If he is to be built as The New Face of Fear, he needs to be portrayed that way. Slaying The Beast Incarnate could do him wonders, as not many wrestlers have been able to do so. A win like this could also lead to Bray getting his hands on a WWE championship for the first time since making the main roster jump.
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