It’s a question that several try to answer in the religious world. In the world we live in, usually the character of someone in a wrestling company does not tend to dive into the religious side of things. We tend to want to keep them separate because of how controversial things can be.
It is said that the two things you never try bring up on TV for a program is religion and politics. When I was in broadcasting school years back, we dove into memorable religious issues people dealt with at the workplace. You’d be surprised at how much is backfired not only for the company, but for the people who worked for it.
So, why would WWE use a religious story or character? It’s simple, the controversy.
Eric Bischoff once said, “Controversy creates cash”. For the most part, he’s right. It’s all a marketing ploy.
From the title of an article online to how the inside of a store is designed, it’s all a way to sell you on something. Whether you agree with it or not is literally meaningless.
So it is not crazy to see many of us being overly emotional when it comes to things that hit us right between the eyes with emotion. Whether the emotional response or good or bad does not matter, it’s the fact that it brings a response out of you. And that is what WWE is trying to do with these characters that we have seen involving the religious world.
CM Punk thought when he created the Straight Edge Society, that he would be getting into issues that people thought was a bit too far.
Really, he was right. The SES brought out great emotion in WWE fans. I was one of the people who they got an emotional response out of. This goes to show you how powerful the message was and how great it was delivered.
The Wyatt Family is similar to the SES. It’s not so much that they are going around saying they are better than you because they are clean. In fact, only one person does the talking. Bray Wyatt is the unquestioned leader of the Wyatt clan. As a result of this, Luke Harper and Eric Rowan do anything Bray wants them to do.
Two men who are large individuals doing anyone you want? Well, how can you go wrong?
The character of Bray Wyatt is that of a cult leader. He basically does as any cult leader would do in tell you truths mixed with lies. What Wyatt says has a lot behind it. He is not telling you something that is not true at times. However, that is the catch. He tells you something you agree with, which gets your attention. Then once he has you, he then puts his beliefs on you. You then start to believe as he does, which can be bad, because that means you’re caught.
Every cult leader seemingly believed they were God or something similar.
Whether you believe in a higher power or not is really no concern. It’s simply a fact that these people seemed to think of themselves as the second coming of Jesus Christ.
Bray Wyatt’s character is one that believes in everything he says. Like any cult leader, whatever message he sends out is one he is firmly are behind in his own right.
If he didn’t believe what he said, then he would not say it. So whatever Rowan and Harper do or say is a direct reflection of the man they learned it from.
By taking these men out, you accomplish nothing because they are simply pawns. This is why you need to go to the direct source, Bray himself.
You have to make him believe he is not what he says he is. The cult leader must be taken down in order for him to believe he is not who he really is, yes. But how do you do it? The Ring of Fire is one possible way and it totally isolates Bray. Kane, Wyatt’s opponent at Summerslam, is known for his use of fire.
Kane has done some memorable things with fire, and several are very non-PG to say the least. Ask MVP how the burns are healing up. Kane has been in every Inferno match WWE has put on. So when you bring in the Ring of Fire, there is really no one more suited to be in the match than the Big Red Machine.
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