Firefly Fun House Match
John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt
Bray Wyatt’s career on WWE’s main roster began in mid 2013 and he achieved great success right away, with big wins on pay-per-view over stars like Kane, Daniel Bryan, and even The Shield. He was pretty much unstoppable. But then he ran into CenaWinsLOL at WrestleMania 30 in 2014, and it all came crashing down.
Wyatt has always been a tortured soul, and Cena has been at the heart of a lot of his anguish. Besides losing that WrestleMania match and his feud with Cena in 2014, Wyatt was also the sap who Cena abused in order to recover from a devastating SummerSlam 2014 loss to Brock Lesnar; Cena gave the entire Wyatt family an Attitude Adjustment on Raw to remind the world that he was still a top star. Then there was WrestleMania 32 in 2016, where Wyatt and his family were humiliated and beat up by John Cena & The Rock. The recurring theme is that Cena has been a notable pain in Wyatt’s ass, especially on the biggest wrestling event of the year.
The frustrations and failures mounted so severely for Wyatt that he disappeared for a good chunk of 2018 and 2019. He eventually returned with a demented Fun House that he would use to heal himself, and a horrifying Fiend that he would use to hurt others.
The years have gone by and Cena is now a part-timer in 2020, the exact kind of guy he used to complain about back in 2012 when he was feuding with The Rock. With WrestleMania 36 right around the corner, Cena returned to WWE on the Feb. 28 episode of SmackDown to announce that he was going to do the right thing and not take a more deserving star’s spot away at WrestleMania. Cena was taking the high road and sitting this one out.
Then he changed his mind like a minute later.
That’s because The Fiend showed up. Wyatt was fresh off losing his Universal championship to Goldberg the night before at Super ShowDown, a result that was surely a harbinger of good things to come in WWE. The big scary monster pointed at the WrestleMania sign, and Cena accepted his challenge.
One week later on his Firefly Fun House, Wyatt explained that Cena’s victory over him at WrestleMania 30 sent him into a pathetic downward spiral. If it wasn’t for Cena, the Fun House wouldn’t exist, so he thanked John for that and forgave him. The catch though is that Cena also helped create The Fiend, who is built on pain and vengeance. The Fiend will be waiting at WrestleMania, and unlike Bray, The Fiend is not so forgiving.
Cena appeared on the Mar. 13 episode of SmackDown to explain why he accepted the match. He talked about the importance of WWE investing in the future. Bray Wyatt’s longstanding attitude of blaming others for his shortcomings has worn out its welcome and is not part of that future. So Cena plans to take Wyatt out of the picture for good at WrestleMania 36, because Wyatt is the most over-hyped and overvalued superstar in the company. He is not worthy enough to be part of WWE’s promising future.
Bray confronted John and laughed at the idea that John cares about the future of WWE. All John cares about is himself, and it doesn’t matter who he has to bury in order to get what he wants. Cena broke him six years ago, but now he’s built back together, and it’s time to smash Cena’s brain into a million little pieces. WrestleMania 36 is going to be a slaughter, Cena just doesn’t know it yet.
One week after that, Bray Wyatt threw a rabbit into a blender and drank it down with a smile on his face. He then challenged Cena to a Firefly Fun House match at WrestleMania 36. Cena took a week to think about it, and then responded by comparing The Fiend to a global pandemic, full of uncertainty and preying on fear. Naturally, Wyatt appeared out of nowhere in an attempt to spook Cena.
The Firefly Fun House puppets said that John Cena was going to play with them forever after WrestleMania, so maybe a new Cena-themed puppet will be joining the gang soon?
I don’t know about that, but I do know that the taped nature of this match allows for additional creativity, possibly in the form of John Cena being ripped apart by demented puppets in the middle of a Fun House.
The bottom line is that the Fiend’s existence is driven by the need for vengeance from six years ago, and part-timer John Cena is in way over his head this time. If he’s not scared, he should be.
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