While the wrestling world waits to hear from Windham, and to see if Alexa Bliss is still a witchy woman with a creepy doll friend when she returns, here’s an interesting look at what might have been for their WWE gimmicks.
Kyle Scarborough, the Missouri-based artist who helped bring Bray Wyatt’s ideas for The Fiend and Firefly Fun House to life, recently shared a couple of unused designs on social media.
One shows something a lot of fans speculated about or even hoped would happen with Bliss’ post-WrestleMania 37 run. Unlike Wyatt & The Fiend, Alexa’s character didn’t make as much of a physical transformation when she went from child-like to demonic. Scarborough’s sketches show they at least pitched a few ideas for Bliss’ version of The Fiend.
Fun Fact: During the beginning of @AlexaBliss_WWE's run with #TheFiend, I was asked to mock up concept art for a potential mask/makeup combo.#BrayWyatt #AlexaBliss #WWERaw pic.twitter.com/LXIPv6SJjV— Kyle A. Scarborough (@ScarboroughTWTC) October 29, 2021
A more out there idea would have seen the puppet friends of Wyatt’s children’s show host character come to life, with Bray playing all of the Fun House characters himself. The one Scarborough gives us a glimpse of is nightmare fuel - a far cry from the pig with chocolate on his mouth Bray taught the “Muscle Man Dance”.
Fun Fact: the WWE wanted to bring the #FireflyFunHouse alive, but @Windham6 would only do it if he played the characters himself.— Kyle A. Scarborough (@ScarboroughTWTC) October 30, 2021
Only one was mocked up, and this would've been the concept for FFH Huskus. It was hinted, but ultimately shelved.#TheFiend #BrayWyatt pic.twitter.com/1DykU2B5Ch
Yowie wowie. No word on if Wyatt also would have played Devil Vince McMahon.
What will Windham and Scarborough - who also works with AEW’s Malakai Black - come up with next? And where will see it?