Arn Anderson: WWE Missed The Boat On Bray Wyatt
"If the company doesn't think you're a big deal, why should the fans?"
Arn Anderson says WWE creatively ruined Bray Wyatt by having him constantly lose in his big matches on pay-per-view.
Wyatt has widely been considered one of WWE's best characters in the last decade, largely down to the creative work done by the man himself, but failed to capitlise on the excitement and uniqueness of the character by losing in big matches against the likes of John Cena, Roman Reigns, The Undertaker and Randy Orton.
Anderson, who worked as a producer for WWE at the time, was a big fan of the Bray Wyatt character and feels WWE missed a huge opportunity with the 33-year-old.
The AEW employee also feels the treatment of Wyatt in pay-per-view matches conditioned the WWE Universe to not consider him a major player in the company.
Speaking on the ARN Podcast, he said: "He was scarier to me in just the Bray Wyatt role then he is in the monster role. I know what he can give you as a character, the promos he did as the Bray Wyatt character to me, was something we missed the boat on. You [should] not have beat him 10 pay per views in a row, there’s a thought.
"No matter how good you are, you as fans realize after three or four pay per views in a row, the guy is not a top guy. I thought he was but apparently nobody else does so I’m going to move on. That’s kind of the mentality and it’s a normal reaction, if the company doesn’t think you’re a big deal, why should [the fans]? I would’ve loved to see Bray as Bray and involved in something that had a personal issue like when he was with Randy and they had their run."
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