The Wyatt Family finally made their appearance in WWE. Not by vignette, but in person, taking out Kane (who is reported to have a spinal injury but appears to be a work).
As my friend Tom Clark stated just the other day, Bray Wyatt is already "over" with the WWE Universe—and he hasn't done anything yet.
This is great planning on the part of the WWE creative team, and kudos for setting up Monday night so well.
The weeks leading up to the Wyatt's entry into WWE have been entertaining, if not scary. Just the sound of the voices, the look of Bray Wyatt and the sense of Deliverance has been enough to either make us want to see what happens, or make us run in fear.
Maybe it's a bit of both.
If WWE does not screw this up, it will again hit gold with this trio of Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan and Luke Harper like with The Shield and DX in earlier times. Over the years, odd, scary and downright fearful have been good things for the business. Like circus acts in the earlier days, the more of an oddity a wrestler, tag team or faction was, the more people wanted to see it.
Hopefully, it is a bit of all those combined with The Wyatts. While the injury to Kane was unexpected and throws a wrench in the Money in the Bank pay-per-view Sunday night, it only strengthens the angle as a trio to be reckoned with in the future.
Listening to Wyatt himself (Windham Rotunda) makes me think of the days of Kevin Sullivan and some of the vignettes he used to create from his days in Florida, chasing the likes of Barry Windham and Dusty Rhodes. His cast of characters included The Purple Haze and Jake Roberts as well as his wife Nancy (Woman and later Nancy Benoit).
So now, we have to ask ourselves what happens to Kane's spot in the Money in the Bank, even if the spot was a "work."
According to Bryan Alvarez of F4Wonline.com:
The word going around today is that Kane will be pulled from Sunday's Money in the Bank match to sell the beating he suffered at the hands of the Wyatt Family and start them in a program with him.
It is not official until it happens but if the case, I would expect it to be announced at the tapings tonight.
Marc Middleton of WrestlingInc speculates that Bray Wyatt would replace Kane.
Personally, I hate the move. Yes, it continues the feud and may lead to the revelation that Daniel Bryan is a member of the trio for now. There are others who could fill that slot and would be just as entertaining—like Brock Lesnar, who has a stake in this, possibly going after CM Punk to continue the feud with him over Paul Heyman.
Then there is the curious case of Triple H.
Here me out on this one.
If Triple H were to win out and claim the briefcase, doesn't that stoke the fire for him wanting the turf war and control over Raw? Doesn't that give him leverage with his father-in-law, Vince McMahon?
It would also lead to one last huge push for the "Cerebral Assassin" before he truly calls it quits.
I see what WWE has done by inserting the Wyatts into the fray of the company. But seriously, all it did was leave things a whole lot of confusing right now.