Welcome to a new series on the website, called Rating The Champ. This will follow my prior World Title Series, where I reviewed each and every WWE Heavyweight Champion in history from Hulk Hogan’s first title win in 1984 all the way to the current days. Money in the Bank cash-ins will not be included for obvious reasons, unless it was a proper match (ie: Rob Van Dam at One Night Stand 2006). Royal Rumble and battle royales won’t be included as well.
In this new series, I will rate all the PPV matches from each and every WWF/E Heavyweight Champion in history. To be fair, since this is the WWF/E title, I’ll only rate their PPV matches in the WWF/E. In this edition, we’ll be looking back at the PPV career of the one and only, former WWE & Universal Champion, Bray Wyatt.
- Ring Of Fire: Vs. Kane (SummerSlam) *
- Vs. Kofi Kingston (Battleground) **
- Handicap: W/ The Wyatt Family vs. Daniel Bryan (TLC) ***1/4
- Vs. Daniel Bryan (Royal Rumble) ****
- W/ The Wyatt Family vs. The Shield (Elimination Chamber) ****1/2
- Vs. John Cena (WrestleMania XXX) ***1/2
- Steel Cage: Vs. John Cena (Extreme Rules) *1/2
- Last Man Standing: Vs. John Cena (Payback) ****
- Ladder Match – WWE World Heavyweight Championship (Money in the Bank) ****
- Vs. Chris Jericho (Battleground) ***
- Vs. Chris Jericho (SummerSlam) ***1/4
- Vs. Dean Ambrose (Survivor Series) ***
- TLC: Vs. Dean Ambrose (TLC) ***1/2
- Vs. The Undertaker (WrestleMania 31) **1/2
- Vs. Ryback (Payback) **1/2
- Vs. Roman Reigns (Battleground) ***1/2
- W/ Luke Harper vs. Roman Reigns & Dean Ambrose (SummerSlam) ***1/4
- W/ The Wyatt Family vs. Reigns, Ambrose & Jericho (Night of Champions) ***3/4
- HIAC: Vs. Roman Reigns (Hell in a Cell) ***1/2
- W/ Luke Harper vs. The Undertaker & Kane (Survivor Series) **3/4
- Elimination Tag Team Tables: W/ Wyatt Family vs. Team ECW (TLC) **3/4
- Handicap: W/ Luke Harper vs. Brock Lesnar (Roadblock) **1/2
- W/ The Wyatt Family vs. The New Day (Battleground) ***
- Vs. Randy Orton (Backlash) N/R (not rated)
- No Holds Barred: Vs. Kane (Backlash) **1/2
- Vs. Randy Orton (No Mercy) **3/4
- W/ Team SmackDown vs. Team RAW (Survivor Series) ****1/2
- W/ Randy Orton vs. Heath Slater & Rhyno – WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship (TLC) **
- Elimination Chamber Match – WWE Championship (Elimination Chamber) ****1/2
- Vs. Randy Orton – WWE Championship (WrestleMania 33) DUD
- House of Horrors: Vs. Randy Orton (Payback) DUD
- Five Pack Challenge (Extreme Rules) ****
- Vs. Seth Rollins (Great Balls Of Fire) **1/2
- Vs. Finn Bálor (SummerSlam) **3/4
- Vs. Finn Bálor (No Mercy) ***
- Vs. Matt Hardy (Elimination Chamber) **
- W/ Matt Hardy vs. The Bar – WWE RAW Tag Team Championship (Greatest Royal Rumble) **
- W/ Matt Hardy vs. The B-Team – WWE RAW Tag Team Championship (Extreme Rules) **
- Vs. Finn Bálor (SummerSlam) **1/2
- HIAC: Vs. Seth Rollins – WWE Universal Championship (Hell in a Cell) 1/2*
- Falls Count Anywhere: Vs. Seth Rollins – WWE Universal Championship (Crown Jewel) **3/4
- Vs. Daniel Bryan – WWE Universal Championship (Survivor Series) ****
- Vs. The Miz (TLC) *
- Strap: Vs. Daniel Bryan – WWE Universal Championship (Royal Rumble) ****1/4
- Vs. Goldberg – WWE Universal Championship (Super ShowDown) DUD
- Firefly Fun House: Vs. John Cena (WrestleMania 36) N/R (not rated)
5. Daniel Bryan (Royal Rumble 2014)
The Bray Wyatt character made his debut in the summer of 2013, and this was only his fourth PPV match up until that point. Wyatt started the feud with Bryan after Hell in a Cell 2013, with Bryan at one point even joining The Family only to then attack Wyatt inside the cage in that awesome moment on RAW.
The two had a spectacular match at Royal Rumble 2014, which ultimately saw Wyatt catch Bryan with a Sister Abigail into the barricade on the outside followed by another inside for the win.
This was Wyatt’s biggest win in his entire career up until that point, as well as a fantastic bout itself.
4. Daniel Bryan (Royal Rumble 2020)
Fast forward six years, these two were once again wrestling each other. This time for the Universal Title, with Wyatt as his ‘Fiend’ gimmick, and in a Strap Match – which has to be a tough gimmick match to work.
Bryan eventually managed to make the people buy his nearfalls after taking a beating with the strap, and when he finally exploded with his own shots with the strap the crowd absolutely exploded… only for Fiend to put him in the Mandible Claw and win.
3. SmackDown vs. RAW (Survivor Series 2016)
The participants were: AJ Styles, Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton & Shane McMahon for SmackDown ; Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins & Braun Strowman for RAW.
Wyatt and Orton had just recently formed ‘The New Wyatt Family’, and they were the final two for SmackDown against RAW’s Reigns and Rollins. Orton eliminated Rollins with the RKO, before taking a bullet for a team and eating Reigns’ Spear, allowing Wyatt to hit the Sister Abigail for the win.
2. The Shield (Elimination Chamber 2014)
After Bray’s win over Daniel Bryan at Royal Rumble, him and his Family took on The Shield at Elimination Chamber during a time The Shield were teasing a breakup.
The Wyatt Family took advantage of that, ending with Wyatt pinning Roman Reigns after a fantastic finishing sequence between all six men.
1. Elimination Chamber Match (Elimination Chamber 2017)
The participants were Bray Wyatt, John Cena, AJ Styles, The Miz, Dean Ambrose and Baron Corbin. The match was for Cena’s WWE Championship.
Wyatt came in fourth, surviving until the final three alongside Cena and Styles, pinning both men to win the match and capture his first WWE Championship.
Overall average rating
Don’t miss the next piece here on Rating The Champ, where I’ll be looking back at former WWE & Universal Champion, Seth Rollins.