10 Things You Didn’t Know About 'The Fiend'

'Lore' and behold the fiendish plans of WWE's ghost story come to life...

The word 'Fiend' can be defined as "an evil spirit or demon", or it can be informally tied to those who are obsessed with something. For example, countless wrestling fans are now fiends for Bray Wyatt's new character, the lore behind it and all the intricacies of a gimmick that has finally brought Bray back from the brink of irrelevancy.

One year ago, Wyatt's WWE run was on life support. Prior fan enthusiasm was suffocated by years of wishy-washy booking, and there was an air of 'Groundhog Day' about everything he did. The formula was always the same: Bray would make bold threats about what he was going to do to his latest victim. Then, he'd typically fall short before picking a new target. Rinse, repeat, yawn.

Times have changed, but only because Wyatt himself was willing to take a chance on his own creative foundations and manifest as 'The Fiend'. As a result of his dedication to a character years in the making, Bray has been reborn, and there's no better time than now to dig into exactly how that happened.

Here's everything you probably didn't know about Bray's vision, his long-term planning and his 'Fiendish' rebirth...


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