The backend of 2015 and early 2016 has delivered some very strange booking decisions by the WWE. Particularly, their use of their most influential faction, The Wyatt Family, has made many fans heads spin.
With losses to The Undertaker and his brother Kane back at Survivor Series, and more recently to that formation of giant rejects of Big Show, Kane and Ryback; The Wyatt Family has been left looking weak and vulnerable as a team to the WWE universe.
So how do WWE fix that… simple, turn them into fan favourites.
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Ever since debuting, it’s been that The Wyatt Family look after their own and no one else. With rivalries with all the top babyfaces in the company, there is now simply no one else left for Bray or his family to feud with.
Unfortunately for WWE creative, The Wyatt Family is not at the same status as The Shield, where individually the superstars could phosphor into World Champions. Bray and Harper are tremendous in-ring performers, but both lack the psychology to be able to hold or feud over a championship; whilst Rowan and Strowman just aren’t ready or at that level yet.
Breaking up The Wyatt Family makes little to no sense as we saw how much Harper, Rowan and even Bray to a degree struggled at going at it on their own. Their power is in their size and weight of numbers, so maybe it’s time they started looking at a higher power.
There’s an opportunity left by WWE creative for the Wyatts to inject themselves into the Shane McMahon vs Undertaker feud. With ill feeling still between The Wyatts and Taker, it makes a lot of sense for them to cost him the match at WrestleMania. Thus; possibly aligning themselves with Shane and most certainly against The Authority and Triple H.
If this was to happen, it would probably firstly set up another matchup between Taker and Bray, which is fine, but for it to really get The Wyatt Family over… Bray must win! This would put an end to their feud and allow The Wyatts and Taker to move onto new things.
For The Wyatts, that should be a feud with The Authority.
Whether WWE creative like it or not, the fans love The Wyatts. Every time they make their entrance, there’s still going to be thousands of fireflies in the crowd, so why not certify the group as fan favourites.
At the Royal Rumble and on the most recent episode of Monday Night Raw, WWE did tease this with Bray and Triple H going face to face. This got a decent enough pop both times so thereby having The Wyatts cost The Undertaker the match at WrestleMania it’ll put The Authority out of power, and Triple H out of power.
The build-up in the summer could still be Shane vs The Authority, but by adding The Wyatts into the mix, another element of mystery and unpredictability is left for the fans.
The angle can resemble characteristics of the Corporate Ministry that was in WWE in the late 90’s. It was a good idea that just took place in the wrong era. Fans these days are more likely to attach themselves with this angle and Shane could once again look at running a similar faction that includes The Wyatts.
Whether Shane is giving The Wyatt Family instructions or not could be kept secret for the summer’s entirety, but nevertheless, this is some quality booking that may get The Wyatt Family back on track in the WWE.
Would you like to see The Wyatt Family as fan favourites? Let us know in the comments section.