During his much-anticipated return at Extreme Rules, Bray Wyatt appears to have added nods to the late Brodie Lee as part of his spectacular entrance.
Over the last few weeks, WWE TV has seen a campaign like no other hinting at something big happening at Extreme Rules.
As more QR codes dropped and ‘White Rabbit’ by Jefferson Airplane aired during breaks at arenas all over the US, speculation that the clues pointed to Bray Wyatt reached a fever pitch that meant anything else would be a disappointment to many.
As the show came to a close, however, Wyatt was conspicuous by his absence, that was until the lights went out and ‘He’s Got The Whole World’ blared over the speakers.
Spotlights then hit different sections of the audience revealing real-life versions of Wyatt’s Firefly Funhouse characters before the camera centred on a door at the top of the ramp.
It burst open showing an eerie blue light before everything went dark again and a familiar lantern appeared in the doorway, held by a masked man who revealed he was indeed Bray Wyatt to a monstrous reaction from the audience.
He declared “I’m here” before blowing out the light to close the show.
Following the huge return, eagle-eyed fans have spotted tributes to the late, great Brodie Lee, who was part of the original Wyatt Family under the name Luke Harper.
The mask that Abby The Witch wore seemed to be the same one Brodie Lee used during his time as one-half of The Bludgeon Brothers, while the blue light emanating from Wyatt’s door is very similar to that seen during Lee’s AEW entrance.
What a tribute to Mr. Brodie Lee. That mask that Abby The Witch is wearing is what Brodie Lee used when he was Harper as the Bludgeon Brothers. Thanks for that @Windham6 & God Bless & continue to Rest In Power @ThisBrodieLeepic.twitter.com/HKtNOzFbJH
— TrillMexican305 (@TrillGCC305) October 9, 2022
Yall can tell me if this is a reach but I thought this tiny detail/tribute to Brodie from Bray Wyatt’s return at #ExtremeRules tonight was pretty freaking cool if that’s what it was. Anyone else catch this? pic.twitter.com/iRJMnx2WOk
— 💔𝐇𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐊💔 (@brienutbutter_) October 9, 2022
Brodie Lee tragically passed away on December 26th 2020. It was later confirmed that the cause of death was idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
He was a key member of The Wyatt Family in WWE during its various incarnations between 2012 and 2019. He then left the company for AEW at the end of that year, debuting as the leader of The Dark Order, known as The Exalted One.