This feud would be getting interesting if this episode of RAW would have been the start of a double turn of Dean Ambrose and Bray Wyatt. The only problem is that it most certainly won’t happen.
WWE still thinks that Bray Wyatt promos are better and more useful for their storyline than Dean Ambrose promos
Once again Bray Wyatt came out inside the ring for a promo. The ring had been decorated with a lot of chairs and a ladder. Bray Wyatt sat in his rocking chair. The following he had to say:
“Gonna tell you a little story about a man named Jacob. Jacob used to have these dreams, these visions. He had these dreams of this great ladder! But this, this was a very special ladder, you see, the angels adorn this ladder because it lead straight… to heaven. This was a ladder to Jacob’s maker. And his maker stood atop of this great ladder and he spoke to Jacob, and he told him where to lead his people to safety. And he promised that he would never leave his side. Oh, how glorious! You see, I, I too, dream of this great ladder but my dreams, they’re a little different. In my dreams, I ascend this ladder to praise no one! And I look down at his world, and I foolishly laugh at all the vile creatures that he has created, all these simple minded little insects; insects just like Dean Ambrose, yeah. In my dreams, I see tables ladders and chairs. Tables, ladders and chairs. Tables, ladders and chairs! It didn’t have to be this way, Dean.”
So, Bray Wyatt now brings in the bible and the stairway to heaven that directly lead to God. And God lead Jacob and his people to safety and would never leave them, so all of their actions wouldn’t have consequences because they were lead by God. And they didn’t need to think anymore because God already told them what to do. I have to admit that the last part was my own interpretation of how the Christian world works.
Now, Bray Wyatt only dreams from this ladder to climb on top of it and laugh about all people and creatures that God created. And I guess he’d like doing this at TLC with Dean Ambrose as the symbol for these people and creatures. No-more saving then. Bray Wyatt had enough.
The beginning of a double turn?
And Dean Ambrose had enough from Bray Wyatt’s hysteric talking / laughing because he straight forward came out, not even running and got Bray Wyatt outside of the ring. A little brawl around the whole ring followed and ended up with Dean Ambrose staying tall inside the ring and Bray Wyatt outside, surrounded by a few referees. Then Dean Ambrose yelled at Bray Wyatt that he is going to take everything from Bray Wyatt. I’m not quite sure why he would do that. Because Bray Wyatt did cost Dean Ambrose his long overdue win over Seth Rollins at Hell In A Cell? Because Bray Wyatt revealed some family stories from Dean Ambrose?
Dean Ambrose already said that he doesn’t care anymore. He didn’t have a promo for two straight weeks now. And after Survivor Series he only had this slightly weird backstage interview on the WWE app. Doesn’t he have anything to say to the promos of Bray Wyatt? Does he just want to kill Bray Wyatt at TLC and that’s it? No deeper story behind it? I don’t really get it that you can’t give both men at least two minutes of air time to bring further flesh to the storyline skeleton. Or at least make Bray Wyatt say something on RAW to let Dean Ambrose answer on SmackDown. But instead Dean Ambrose is thrown in meaningless title matches because we all know that he won’t win the very title because it wouldn’t make any sense.
The only interesting and promising part of this feud I can see would be a slow Dean Ambrose heel turn with a slow Bray Wyatt face turn at the same time. The signs are there, the path is there to walk on to but I’m afraid that WWE doesn’t have this in mind. So, basically Dean Ambrose destroying Bray Wyatt’s rocking chair was only done because… of that. Because he could. Without no reason behind it. But it can be so much more.
This rocking chair wasn’t just a chair for Bray Wyatt. It was a symbol, a connection to Sister Abigail – his home, so to speak. A place where he felt comfortable and safe. Now, this chair is gone and Bray Wyatt was almost fearful looking and in tears. From the reaction on the internet I sense that many people felt a bit of sympathy with Bray Wyatt. So, the end of it was almost face-like behaviour by Bray Wyatt even when he still looked like Smeagol.
On the other side Dean Ambrose’s behaviour was kind of heelish stuff: destroying something personal that you know your opponent is very keen of. And he just didn’t care while doing so. I bet some people hated Dean Ambrose for doing that. And he just didn’t care. I’d like to remind you about this little scene at the very end of the Lumberjack match between Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins at SummerSlam: Dean Ambrose’s face was the personified pain after he had curb stomped Seth Rollins. He used his own finisher on his former brother because he wanted to finish this feud once and for all. And he cared and really didn’t want it as it seemed. Alright, Seth Rollins was next to his heart but still: destroying someone’s property that you know means a lot to the owner without caring just a little bit is something not really face-like in my opinion.
Now, like I said: this could lead to Dean Ambrose doing more heelish stuff while the audience still chants his name but more and more chant against him while Bray Wyatt earns more and more sympathy with the audience. As of right now, Dean Ambrose is still some kind of a face character – more like a tween – since he will challenge Rusev for the U.S. title on coming SmackDown. This needs to end with a disqualification. Certainly won’t be a clean win for one of them. And I strongly believe that Bray Wyatt will attack Dean Ambrose this time to take everything from Dean Ambrose as well: this time his opportunity to get this title.
Vince, what exactly is wrong with you?
After RAW the WWE Network aired Stone Cold Steve Austin’s live podcast with Vince McMahon. I haven’t seen it and probably won’t do so. I’ve heard that it was better than RAW but that wasn’t a hard task. But from reading some snippets and opinions about it, two things from it kept inside of my mind:
- Vince McMahon realizes that Cesaro can’t get over but he doesn’t know why. So, excuse me for a moment while I laugh. Because Cesaro can’t get over because Vince McMahon for some reason doesn’t want so. Cesaro got a huge pop when he teamed up with Paul Heyman. But he was split from him again. He doesn’t do the swing very often because it’s too popular. Vince McMahon said that Cesaro can’t talk. But I see his little backstage segments on the German edition of RAW every week and it’s fun like hell. I don’t know if Vince McMahon is just blind and can’t see it that Cesaro needs to be a face. Why Jack Swagger and his Nazi-manager is still sold as faces is beyond me. Just turn it around and everything will be fine. Every other week Cesaro is part of the best matches of the show and he does have ‘IT’. He’s just horribly booked and buried to death (pun very much intended). And I’m not the only one who can see this.
- Vince McMahon likes Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Bray Wyatt. But the new guys don’t take risks. Yeah, I guess that’s because they are punished or fired for just one wrong word they tell some journalist. Or because there are people backstage who think they have the power to do so. Or what else did he mean by taking risks? I just don’t get this whole point also that he thinks that Dean Ambrose apparently has ‘IT’ but he isn’t ready so far. But I guess, Roman Reigns is ready when he comes back from an injury that could trouble him his whole career; after around three months off television.
So, I just don’t get this man. What he sees seems to be a whole lot different to what I see. Yes, I don’t own a wrestling company but I also don’t lose a lot of money because my wrestling shows are boring, lack creativity or have lame matches / storylines.