Perhaps once in a generation, a scandal shakes the world of sports-entertainment to its core, forcing fans to question their long-held beliefs about the business — and a scandal for this generation may be brewing.
According to a source within WWE, who asked to be identified only as John B. L., some aspects of the highly competitive Firefly Fun House bout between John Cena and Bray Wyatt were dramatized, edited, and enhanced with special effects and Hollywood magic.
If true, these allegations could mean there are other aspects of professional wrestling that may not be entirely on the up-and-up.
Let’s look objectively at a recap of the WrestleMania match, and you can decide whether any fishy business was afoot:
- Cena entered the WWE Performance Center and enthusiastically yammered some motivational claptrap before saluting the camera. Nothing unusual there.
- Bray Wyatt appeared on the big screen to play mind games with Cena. Vintage Wyatt!
- Cena suddenly gets teleported to the Firefly Fun House, as one does.
- Cena is faced with a series of hallucinatory visions in which he must confront former versions of himself in a battle against the evil influence of Wyatt luring toward evil. Shades of WCW, am I right?
- Cena is suddenly transported to nWo Monday Nitro — with Cena dressed as “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan and Wyatt acting as Eric Bischoff. In the ring, Cena tackles Wyatt. After a fury of fists, Wyatt disappears and is replaced by the Huskus the Pig Boy puppet. The Fiend then sneak-attacks Cena with Sister Abigail and the Mandible Claw on Cena to win the match, with Wyatt’s normal self counting the pin. That’s what’s known in the business as a “Stu Finish,” because it happened so frequently in Stu Hart’s Stampede Wrestling promotion.
So you decide. Sure, we don’t often see teleportation or telepathy in pro wrestling, but anything can happen in the WWE! We here at Kayfabe News still have faith in the sanctity and honesty of pro wrestling.