If you’re like us, one of your favorite parts of Sunday’s SummerSlam event was watching the re-debut of Bray Wyatt in his evil Firefly Funhouse persona, The Fiend. His new entrance included a remixed entrance theme, the same spooky “firefly” lighting as before, and, perhaps most memorably, the old Bray Wyatt’s severed head as a lantern. In case you missed it, see above.
WWE uploaded the Fiend’s full entrance for about an hour on Monday but curiously took it down, replacing it with a shorter, edited version you can watch below. Why? To edit out the severed head lantern completely.
You can compare and contrast it with the full version, which you can still watch here.
The entrance is still intact on WWE Network, so we aren’t sure yet if this is a call from YouTube about the “graphic” nature of watching a guy carrying his own head to the ring, or a general violation of WWE’s TV-PG guidelines. What, too much blood and guts? If that’s the case, don’t expect to see Bray breaking out THIS move again any time soon:
Let’s hope the entrance remains intact the next time we see The Fiend in action.
Longtime fans may remember the then-World Wrestling Federation’s other severed head controversy: the pulling of Al Snow action figures from Walmart in 1999 due to concerned parents misinterpreting Snow’s mannequin head as a “severed woman’s head.”