Bray Wyatt and Finn Bálor’s intensifying conflict comes to a head on Sunday, Aug. 20, at WWE SummerSlam as The Eater of Worlds collides with his Irish adversary in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Wyatt set this rivalry ablaze when he delivered an eerie warning to Bálor on the July 17 episode of Raw. Then, a week after proclaiming his need to punish Bálor, Wyatt delivered a Sister Abigail to his embattled rival.
Despite Wyatt’s ability to get inside the head of his opponents, he has yet witness the power of Bálor’s own dark, demonic personality. The typically reserved Bálor made it clear that if Wyatt wanted to play mind games, he was ready.
The first-ever Universal Champion backed up his ominous message with his own show of force on the July 31 edition of Raw. While Wyatt was busy condemning the WWE Universe’s hero worship of Bálor, the lights went red and the sound of a heartbeat pulsed throughout the arena. Bálor appeared with his back turned to his foe before kicking him from the ring. The following week, Bálor countered Wyatt’s theatrics once again, but The Eater of Worlds had the last laugh against the indomitable Irishman when he vanished from the squared circle.
With Wyatt set on proving the beloved Bálor to be nothing more than a “shell of a man that never was,” will we witness the fall of Bálor at SummerSlam? Or will The Reaper of Souls’ mind games backfire and awaken Bálor’s demonic dark side?