Bray Wyatt, a prominent figure in the world of professional wrestling, gained widespread recognition for his captivating performances in WWE. Portraying various personas throughout his career, Wyatt’s most notable character was “The Fiend.” Wyatt brought a unique blend of charisma and darkness to the WWE stage. He was known for his creative storytelling and ability to engage fans through his intricate narratives.
The 36-year-old WWE Superstar breathed his last on August 24, 2023. The devastating news left the WWE community and fans in shock. We’re going to take a trip back memory lane and revisit some of Bray Wyatt’s best career matches.
13 Best WWE Matches Of Bray Wyatt’s Career
13. Bray Wyatt vs. Matt Hardy
When Matt Hardy returned to WWE Raw in 2017, he was coming off a stint in Impact Wrestling where he had been successful as Broken Matt Hardy, so it made sense for him to continue the persona with him – especially when his brother Jeff Hardy sustained an injury.
This prompted a rivalry with Bray Wyatt, culminating in the WWE’s take on Hardy’s iconic Final Deletion match, The Ultimate Deletion. It was just as outrageous as the original and ended with Wyatt being sent into the Lake of Reincarnation and becoming Hardy’s tag partner.
12. John Cena vs. The Fiend
At WrestleMania 36 in 2020, Bray Wyatt reignited his rivalry with John Cena which had begun back in 2014. The match was not the usual in-ring affair, instead a cinematic event named the Firefly Fun House Match. In this match Wyatt examined Cena’s entire career and connection to himself, essentially breaking down Cena’s character.
It was both amusing and remarkable and packed with hidden meanings. The match polarised fans but was the standout performance at a WrestleMania affected by real-world occurrences.
11. Daniel Bryan vs. The Fiend
It’s easy to overlook the fact that the Universal Championship match between Daniel Bryan and Bray Wyatt’s Fiend character happened at the 2020 Royal Rumble pay-per-view due to the pandemic. Additionally, the biggest news coming out of the event was Drew McIntyre claiming victory in the Royal Rumble.
The outcome was not only one of the most impressive Strap Matches in WWE’s history but also certainly The Fiend’s top traditional wrestling match, with the two superstars making the most of the stipulation. Subsequent to this remarkable victory, The Fiend lost the Universal Championship to Goldberg in a three-minute match.
10. The Fiend vs. Finn Balor
The Bray Wyatt vs. Finn Balor bout at Summerslam 2019 was far from being a classic, however, it did offer perfect entertainment from Wyatt. It was the first time fans got to see the character of The Fiend in a real match.
Wearing a spooky mask and accompanied by a new rendition of his theme song, Wyatt made an impressive entrance to the ring and overwhelmed Balor in the match. This led to a raucous reaction from the crowd who cheered and chanted in approval. This match marked a triumphant return to form for Wyatt after the weeks of Firefly Fun House segments.
9. Bray Wyatt vs. Chris Jericho
The feud between Chris Jericho and Bray Wyatt was strategically devised to boost Wyatt’s stardom by taking on a noted veteran. Up until their steel cage match on Raw, the matches between the two had been somewhat lackluster.
Wyatt and Jericho put forth their greatest efforts in the ring. Jericho gave the impression he was still in his heyday with some audacious maneuvers off the cage. Ultimately, Wyatt emerged victorious when he was the first to make his way out of the cage.
8. Team Smackdown vs. Team Raw
The 2016 brand split followed the first Survivor Series event, which featured a thrilling Raw vs. SmackDown match. There was an abundance of star power in the form of Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton, Shane McMahon, AJ Styles, and Dean Ambrose from the SmackDown team.
Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, and Braun Strowman’s Raw squad failed to defeat the opposition. All ten wrestlers had chances to be the hero, but Wyatt ended up being the standout performer. Wyatt and Orton ultimately emerged victorious in the thrilling match.
7. Bray Wyatt vs. Daniel Bryan
Daniel Bryan and Bray Wyatt’s Survivor Series bout as The Fiend was quite remarkable. Fans were questioning if Wyatt would succeed in his actual wrestling role after a couple of lackluster performances against Seth Rollins.
Bryan showed his skills as one of the top wrestlers in WWE as he attempted to battle against The Fiend. In the end, Wyatt emerged victorious, but the match was sufficiently exciting to keep the feud going. Notably, Bryan endured the harrowing experience of The Fiend yanking out his hair.
6. Bray Wyatt vs. Roman Reigns
In 2015, Bray Wyatt and Roman Reigns engaged in an underappreciated feud that lasted for several months. The climax of the rivalry was a Hell in a Cell match at the eponymous event.
Wyatt and Reigns brought a great deal of brutality and armaments into the cage for their matchup. At the end of the day, Reigns was the victor and continued his journey towards the world title. Wyatt put in a great deal of effort to make the match exciting and managed to draw cheers for Reigns, even when Reigns was having trouble as a face.
5. Bray Wyatt vs. John Cena vs. AJ Styles vs. Baron Corbin vs. Dean Ambrose vs. The Miz
Bray Wyatt’s memorable moment in his career was winning the WWE Championship in an Elimination Chamber match at the main event. This win ended John Cena’s record-tying 16th world title reign.
Notable superstars such as AJ Styles, Baron Corbin, Dean Ambrose, and The Miz were all involved in the match. Bray Wyatt’s triumph showed that the WWE recognized his potential to be champion heading into WrestleMania 33. The match was truly noteworthy and one of the finer EC matches of the last ten years.
4. Bray Wyatt vs. Daniel Bryan
The first major rivalry for Bray Wyatt occurred when Daniel Bryan was introduced. For a short while, Bryan was part of the Wyatt Family but eventually left and went back to the ‘Yes Movement,’ quickly turning into the most popular face in the whole company.
Bryan and Wyatt kicked off the Royal Rumble 2014 pay-per-view with a memorable showdown. Bryan put on a fantastic display, yet it was Wyatt who would ultimately be the winner with a decisive single-match victory, marking a major milestone in his career as a solo wrestler.
3. Bray Wyatt vs. Roman Reigns vs. Finn Balor vs. Seth Rollins vs. Samoa Joe
At Extreme Rules 2017, WWE took advantage of Brock Lesnar’s absence by arranging a thrilling five-man bout with a championship opportunity up for grabs. Five of the greatest single competitors in the company put on a spectacular show of wrestling from beginning to end.
The match between Bray Wyatt and Finn Balor sparked the beginning of their rivalry. Samoa Joe emerged victorious and advanced to contend for Brock’s title, however, everyone in the match delivered a great performance. Wyatt demonstrated that he is among the top names on Raw.
2. Bray Wyatt vs. John Cena
2014 saw many twists and turns in the rivalry between Bray Wyatt and John Cena. It was a great honor for Wyatt to take on the challenge of Cena at WrestleMania 30, but unfortunately, it ended in a lackluster performance from him. The highlight of their series was their match at Payback 2014.
Cena emerged victorious in the tumultuous and thrilling Last Man Standing contest against Wyatt. The Wyatt Family and the Usos further complicated the match, making it even more riveting for the audience from beginning to end. Wyatt’s performance against Cena was outstanding, keeping everyone involved.
1. The Wyatt Family vs. The Shield
One of Bray Wyatt’s greatest matches happened when he fronted the Wyatt Family with Luke Harper and Erick Rowan, taking on The Shield. WWE had three powerful groups, all with great buzz, and they finally booked the much-anticipated six-man tag team at Elimination Chamber 2014.
This match was a standout of the whole ten years, with all six wrestlers standing out. The Shield had already made a name for themselves, making it an even bigger victory for the Wyatt Family. Bray’s performance was outstanding, leading his team to success.