'The Fiend' Bray Wyatt likely to defend Universal title vs Daniel Bryan at WWE Survivor Series


WWE is expected to book 'The Fiend' Bray Wyatt's first official Universal Championship defense for Survivor Series soon, and his opponent could be a fan favourite.

'The Fiend' Bray Wyatt won the Universal Championship after defeating Seth Rollins at Crown Jewel at the end of October in a Falls Count Anywhere match.

Wyatt hasn't had a televised match since the Saudi Arabia show, but he has been involved in a backstage segment with Sami Zayn and Daniel Bryan on Friday Night SmackDown.

The Fiend attacked Bryan during a backstage segment last week on SmackDown, applying the Mandible Claw to the former WWE Champion. According to reports, this attack may have taken place in order to set up a match.

According to the Wrestling Observer, via Cageside Seats, Bryan is expected to challenge Wyatt for the Universal Championship at this year's Survivor Series.

Cageside Seats noted as well that the previous plans was for Wyatt to wrestle The Miz and for Bryan to wrestle Roderick Strong and AJ Styles at the show, but these plans have been scrapped.

If Wyatt vs Bryan goes ahead at Survivor Series, Bryan would be the first superstar to officially challenge The Fiend for the Universal title since he won the title at Crown Jewel last month.

Bryan and Wyatt already have a strong history with one another in WWE, as for a brief period, Bryan was a member of Bray's Wyatt Family during early 2014.

The reported Wyatt vs Bryan match at Survivor Series for the Universal title could be announced as soon as SmackDown tonight, as both superstars are expected to be on the show in some capacity.


Bryan has already been advertised for a segment on the blue brand show, as he will be talking to The Miz on Miz TV, potentially about The Fiend following last week's attack.

He could also be on Miz TV to talk about the alliance that has been offered to him by Sami Zayn and Shinsuke Nakamura over the past few weeks, as well as any issues with The Miz himself.

However, most signs are suggesting this segment will be used to set up a match between The Fiend and Bryan for the Universal title at Survivor Series. 

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