Bray Wyatt is arguably one of the most promising superstars in the WWE. He has great in-ring skills, and alongside his appearance and incredible and cryptic promo skills, he is bound to go far within the company. He should be main eventing pay-per-view after pay-per-view in the near future and also winning WWE championships.
However, so far in his time in the company with The Wyatt Family gimmick, he hasn't really lived up to the expectation of being a monster. He is yet to win a championship or a major feud and hasn't really been given any favors in the last two years, after feud losses to John Cena, The Undertaker, and Roman Reigns in that time period.
Now he is sidelined with a calf injury for an unknown period of time - as far as we know - this is the perfect time for the WWE to rebuild the superstar for his return so that he can fulfill his potential.
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Stone Cold Steve Austin - who is a master of the mic himself and has been speaking very highly of Bray Wyatt recently - said on his podcast, according to the Inquisitr, that Bray is a “silver-tongued devil," and has the ability to “talk people into the building.” He also believes he could work well as a babyface, and compares Bray's voice to legendary WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes.
He said: “In 2016, the crowd is looking for the next guy who can talk people into the building, and that voice that he has, his charisma, to me just says baby-face.
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Austin continued: “I think he can be that everyman-type baby-face. He’s not the best-looking guy in the world. He’s not ugly. He just has a normal body. Heavyset. I mean, he’s like an everyman. But with that voice, I see so many Dusty [Rhodes] characteristics or qualities. He’s not going to be Dusty. No one ever will. But I see big money in the kid.”
Prior to his injury, Bray Wyatt looked on the verge of turning face and feuding with Roman Reigns for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, as he was recently paired up with him in a tag match on Raw, and had been competing against him in WWE live events, most recently in Milan, Italy where he injured his calf.
The injury adds more uncertainty now to Bray Wyatt's booking, as we haven't been told how long he could be out for yet. WWE could take the plunge and turn him face, but if he was going for the WWE's top title, you would have to think Reigns needs to turn heel for a feud to work as well.
The WWE needs to take a serious look at their booking of Bray Wyatt and decide the best way to book him. What they've done so far hasn't built him up as a New Face of Fear, and that needs to change. Turning him face is a good way to go, but the company needs to make sure they do it right and not waste the talent he has once more.
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