Former WWE star Mike Bennett has discussed almost becoming part of a new group led by Bray Wyatt where Bennett would play one of the Firefly Funhouse’s puppets come to life.
When Bray Wyatt re-emerged on WWE television as The Fiend he was introduced by his alter ego, the seemingly friendly version of Wyatt that hosted the Firefly Funhouse segments. Wyatt wasn’t alone as he was joined by a host of puppets including Ramblin’ Rabbit, Mercy the buzzard, Abby, and Huskus the pig.
Now speaking to Metro.co.uk, Mike Bennett has discussed almost portraying one of those puppets alongside another lesser-used WWE star:
“Early on when Bray Wyatt turned into The Fiend, Vince was always high on having Bray lead a group for some reason – he always wanted him to lead a group. We were about a week away from making it happen where me and Eric Young were gonna be part of Bray Wyatt’s group. We were gonna actually be – they were gonna bring to life the puppets. Each puppet was gonna represent an actual person. I don’t remember, there were talks that I was gonna be Sister Abigail and Eric Young was gonna be a buzzard.”
“It was one of those things where, ‘You guys will play these characters.’ He’s portraying them as the puppets (in the Firefly Fun House), but then they’ll come to life. I thought it was really cool, I was ready to sink my teeth into it. But then like most stuff there, right before it happens they’re like, ‘Oh yeah, we’re not doing that anymore.’ You’re like, ‘Oh, oh OK cool. That would have been a really cool spot but I guess I’ll go sit in catering.’”
Another former WWE star has recently opened up about potentially playing the characters from the Funhouse on screen as well. In an exclusive interview with Inside The Ropes’ lead writer Gary Cassidy, the former Wesley Blake says he pitched a similar idea with Forgotten Son’s partner Steve Cutler:
“We pitch all sorts of ideas. Another crazy idea that we pitched was we, Steve and myself, we would be part of the kind of the Wyatt Family, but we would be part of as Firefly FunHouse. We would be his pig or his rabbit and we would actually bring it to life. Not only that, but we would be like real-life pig and rabbit and we would actually wrestle people is kind of what we would say. Like, we would kind of do his dirty work.”
The Fiend Bray Wyatt has not been on WWE television since he was betrayed by Alexa Bliss and lost to Randy Orton at WrestleMania 37.