Bray Wyatt appeared on WWE programming last night as the host of the “Firefly Fun House.” The PeeWee Herman-styled children’s show appears to be what the many ominous vignettes featuring a buzzard and toy witch were building to.
Wyatt hasn’t wrestled on WWE programming since last August. He’s appeared on a few house shows in that time but has not been a featured performer in WWE since losing the RAW tag titles last summer.
There are perhaps some hints as to where his new persona could be heading in some of Wyatt’s previous social media posts. Although he recently deleted most of his old Tweets, Wyatt’s comments on social media since he’s been gone from WWE tell a story of someone dealing with severe mental illness.
Theory: Bray Wyatt Has Been Institutionalized
This theory was first presented back in October after a series of bizarre Tweets were posted from Wyatt’s social media accounts. The since-deleted Tweets seemed to indicate he was logging the days since he’d been undergoing treatment.
“Day 23, Subject is showing signs of progress, at times. Violent outbursts are commonplace, spewing threats at our staff in multiple languages, and reciting passages from Bible,” Wyatt Tweeted on October 14th, 2018.
Then the next day, Wyatt seemed to post notes from “Day 3”, despite the day before being labeled as “Day 23”.
“Day 3, Subject believes God
Bray Wyatt Personality Change In December
Then in December, Wyatt posted a series of Tweets which seemed to indicate he no longer believes himself to be a God.
“I’m not a God, I never was. I’m sorry I said it, I was wrong. I know the true God now and all his power. I feel that I am forgiven for all the wickedness I have caused. My soul is clean now. My mind is clear. I see what I did wrong, what was done to me. They took it all,” Wyatt Tweeted on December 18th, 2018.
He followed that with the following Tweet, which seems to indicate acceptance of some type of mental illness:
“I have so many things to fix. I realize that I was sick. My mind doesn’t work like other people’s, it gets lost and attached to
Wyatt then offered up a thank you to the WWE Universe:
“To all that have loved and supported us we say thank you.
And ask that you have faith in us.
I was put on this Earth to fix it, to change it.
And I will not die until this is so.
Goodbye my brothers and sisters.
The journey is far from over.”
The timeline offered up by Wyatt’s now-deleted Tweets seems to indicate he was institutionalized in October and started to see progress in December. Is it possible the Bray we witnessed last night is the “rehabilitated” version of Wyatt? If that is the case, is he on the verge of cracking again?
Bray Wyatt’s Firefly Fun House Friends
Still more theories being presented involve former members of Sanity Nikki Cross and Eric Young. Cross is not assigned to a brand in WWE at the moment, the only female wrestler on the roster in that position. Eric Young was recently drafted to RAW. Alexander Wolfe was moved to the NXT UK brand and Killian Dain is still assigned to Smackdown.
With both Eric Young and Nikki Cross possibly in a position to join Bray Wyatt on RAW, it’s possible they could be added to Wyatt’s emerging act. Some have speculated EY and Cross could turn out to be the true form of who Wyatt thinks he’s talking to when he speaks to the Buzzard or Abby the Witch.