Following The Horror Show at Extreme Rules, one thing was for certain. “The Fiend” was back as he reemerged from the swamp while both the “Eater of Worlds” Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman were down in the water. But after two weeks went by, what was next for the rivals wasn’t clear. On Friday night, “The Fiend” made an actual appearance inside a WWE ring on SmackDown for the first time since WrestleMania 36, where he defeated John Cena in the Firefly Fun House match. And in that appearance, he abducted Alexa Bliss to send the message loud and clear to Braun Strowman that he is not done until he can recapture the Universal Championship.
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Earlier in the night, Wyatt made clear that no one was safe as “The Fiend” was free. By the end of the night, that was a proven truth.
Following Nikki Cross‘s match with Bayley for the SmackDown Women’s Championship, Cross shoved Bliss to the ring mat as she was frustrated with yet another title match loss. Bliss was then left alone, and that’s when the lights began to go out as “The Fiend” would emerge. It was then as he walked around her and stared, before reaching his hand out and locking her into the mandible claw as the lights, and the show went off. This comes two weeks after Bliss was used as a mirage to Strowman during the Swamp Fight, as she appeared as Sister Abigail and teased “being together” with Strowman.
No one truly knows what the future holds. but you have to believe that Strowman will be giving “The Fiend” his title match to try and save Bliss from the clutches of the dark figure. Some intrigue for SmackDown moving forward.
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