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The Fiend Drafted Back To RAW

The Fiend

Night two of the WWE Draft opened up with a monumental move, as WWE RAW’s first pick was to bring The Fiend back to the brand he debuted on.

‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt would be drafted first, with Randy Orton and Charlotte Flair remaining on the red brand. Meanwhile, three champions were drafted to SmackDown in the blue brand’s Women’s Champion Bayley and RAW Tag Team Champions The Street Profits. The official round one follows the day’s earlier news that Shorty G will remain on SmackDown while Lince Dorado and Gran Metalik have switched to RAW.

Bray Wyatt debuted The Fiend back in July 2019, following three months of ominous vignettes and Firefly FunHouse segments. The Fiend would then take on Seth Rollins in a trio of matches mired in controversy with the final bout culminating in Wyatt becoming Universal Champion.

Wyatt wouldn’t hold the red belt for too long, though, as he’d been drafted to SmackDown before being crowned champion at Crown Jewel. The Universal Championship would turn blue before The Fiend got a custom title with his own face featured. Wyatt would subsequently retain his title after feuding with Daniel Bryan, before losing it to Hall of Famer Goldberg at Super ShowDown – ending his reign at 118 days.

The Fiend then turned his attention to John Cena, with whom he competed in a Firefly FunHouse Match at WrestleMania. Following the Show of Shows, Wyatt would feud with Braun Strowman – competing as Firefly FunHouse Bray and in a Swamp Fight wearing his traditional Wyatt Family attire. The Fiend would then compete against Strowman for the Universal Championship at SummerSlam, and subsequently became a two-time champion. That reign was short-lived, though, as a returning Roman Reigns would win the title one week later at WWE Payback.

Since then, The Fiend has been featured alongside Alexa Bliss as the pair have made a beeline for Kevin Owens – whom The Fiend would defeat in his first televised, non-pay-per-view match on SmackDown.