The epic battle that never happened between Finn Balor's "Demon" and Bray Wyatt's "Fiend"

In the world of WWE, dreams often collide with reality, giving rise to tantalizing possibilities that never quite come to fruition.

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By Mohit | Sep 12, 2023 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

In the world of WWE, dreams often collide with reality, giving rise to tantalizing possibilities that never quite come to fruition. One such dream matchup that had wrestling fans buzzing was the clash between Finn Balor’s enigmatic alter ego, The Demon, and Bray Wyatt’s sinister persona, The Fiend. While these two superstars shared the ring multiple times one specific encounter remained a tantalizing prospect that unfortunately never saw the light of day.

Finn Balor reflecting on his storied career and his numerous encounters with Bray Wyatt revealed the one matchup that eluded him during an interview with “Cheap Heat.” Balor expressed his regret that he never had the opportunity to face The Fiend as The Demon a collision of two of WWE’s most eerie and powerful alter egos. He lamented, “The one thing I’m sad that we didn’t ever get to get to was the Fiend vs. Demon match. That was something that we talked about at length and we were kind of hoping that was going to happen eventually, but it’s not to be.”

The anticipation for such a showdown was palpable among fans and within the wrestling community. The Demon with his otherworldly presence and awe-inspiring entrance stood as a supernatural force within WWE. In contrast, The Fiend Bray Wyatt’s demented creation was a nightmarish entity that brought psychological terror to the squared circle. The collision of these two larger-than-life characters promised a match filled with supernatural elements, psychological mind games, and a level of intensity rarely seen in WWE.

The epic battle that never happened between Finn Balor’s “Demon” and Bray Wyatt’s “Fiend”

The groundwork for this epic clash was seemingly laid when Bray Wyatt in his Fiend persona made his debut by attacking Finn Balor on an episode of “Monday Night Raw.” This encounter set the stage for a rivalry that captivated fans and showcased The Fiend’s dominance. Many believed that Balor would return as The Demon to seek retribution and engage in a visceral battle against The Fiend.

However, WWE’s creative direction took a different path. While The Fiend went on to engage in high-profile feuds with other superstars including Seth Rollins and Daniel Bryan the much-anticipated showdown with The Demon never materialized. This left fans wondering about the missed opportunity to witness these two captivating alter egos collide in a WWE ring.

The potential for a Demon vs. Fiend encounter was not entirely uncharted territory. In 2017, during the buildup to WWE TLC, there was a tantalizing glimpse of what could have been. The Demon was scheduled to face Bray Wyatt, who was adopting the “Sister Abigail” character at the time. This matchup promised a unique clash between two superstars in their respective eerie personas, offering a taste of the supernatural elements that could have defined a future Demon vs. Fiend bout.

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