Since “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt’s Hell In A Cell match with Seth Rollins, lighting has been used to cast the arena and the ring in a red glow whenever he competes.
Earlier this week Rollins admitted he was not a fan of the lighting. When discussing their Hell In A Cell match he said: “First of all you’re in this dark red. The cell is also red and you’re trying to navigate the edge of the cell. It was a mess. It was very difficult to deal with, especially with not knowing it was going to happen. I for one am not a fan. I feel like it affects my performance personally.”
Now Dave Meltzer has reported that Wyatt himself is not a fan of the lighting, adding that similar to Rollins, it affects his performance within the squared circle.
Fans watching on TV and in attendance have also reacted negatively to the red glow. Many have complained that it makes the in-ring action difficult to make out, while others have said it only ruins the atmosphere in the arena – particularly when compared to the spectacle of The Fiend’s first match against Finn Balor.
For the avoidance of doubt, Meltzer wrote: “Rollins on WWE Backstage brought up the Hell in a Cell match and noted the red light and not being told about it in advance. Evidently it was very hard for both he and Wyatt to see outside the ring. Apparently both Rollins and Wyatt, and all the fans live and watching on television didn’t like it. So they keep doing it. They could add the red for people watching on television without screwing the wrestlers and live fans through production, although it’s a dumb idea either way. I’m still trying to grasp the idea that nobody likes it yet they keep doing it.”