Two NXT stars have hinted that they could be behind the masks of the Firefly Funhouse characters who appeared during Bray Wyatt’s return at Extreme Rules.
Over the last few weeks, WWE TV has seen a viral campaign hinting at something big happening at Extreme Rules. The clues came in the form of QR codes, cryptic videos, and ‘White Rabbit’ by Jefferson Airplane airing during breaks at arenas all over the US.
Speculation that these hints pointed to Bray Wyatt making his long-awaited return reached a fever pitch that meant anything else would be a disappointment to many.
As Extreme Rules came to a close, however, there was no sign of the big reveal happening, 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.
Since the return aired, the mystery has now turned from Wyatt to the people portraying the human versions of his puppets.
Now, the identities of two of the characters might have been revealed as NXT’s Grayson Waller and Joe Gacy have made cryptic hints that they are involved in the group.
Waller took to Twitter after the show to simply tweet an eagle emoji, which many have taken to mean he is behind the mask of Mercy The Buzzard.
— Grayson Waller (@GraysonWWE) October 9, 2022
Meanwhile, Gacy tweeted a smiling face and an upside-down face straight after Wyatt appeared. Fans immediately began speculating this confirms he too is one of the characters.
Joe Gacy currently portrays a similar character to Bray Wyatt’s cult-leader persona and has his own stable of wrestlers known as the Dyad – Jagger Reed and Rip Fowler.