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Alexa Bliss being revealed as Sister Abigail was the black cherry on top of the poisonous cake that was Bray Wyatt’s new funhouse universe. It added necessary context to the universe in light of the previous promos delivered by Bray Wyatt. Alexa Bliss also complemented the chaotic atmosphere surrounding the Fiend similar to the dynamic of Joker and Harley Quinn. The disastrous duo ran wild across WWE’s cinematic universe as Firefly Funhouse segments created eerie backdrops for grand pay-per-view payoffs. All of this fanfare came to a halt at WrestleMania 37, where a distraction from Alexa Bliss caused the Fiend to take a costly loss at the hands of Randy Orton.
Ever since then, the Fiend has disappeared from TV, Alexa Bliss has taken over the lore, and all hope has been abandoned.
“A rattlesnake’s skin is the same color as the leaves.”
The problem with Mrs. Five Feet of Fury taking on the role as WWE’s mystical force in the name of the Fiend is that she is using the supernatural power with little to no motivation and reason. The Fiend’s supernatural powers were rooted in betrayal and anger for the authoritative forces that wronged him. Bray Wyatt could not contain this pent up emotion, therefore he unleashed the Fiend to get retribution and avenge the years of torment. Alexa Bliss on the other hand has no logical reason for needing or using her supernatural elements, so instead of coming off powerful and unstoppable like with the Fiend, Bliss’s supernatural elements come off as childish and unappealing. This is further reinforced once Bliss introduced Lily to the fold as Lily herself barely has any backstory or purpose. Lily only serves to balance Alexa’s upbeat and joyous personality with cold and silent staring, which in of itself is rendered completely useless by the ineffective and frankly laughable look for Lily.
“I am the color red in a world full of black and white!”
In order for Alexa Bliss to actively retain the power that came with the Fiend she has to retrace the steps of Sister Abigail. Many times throughout Bray Wyatt’s promos he would repeat the lines that Sister Abigail told him such as, “A rattlesnake’s skin is the same color as the leaves.” Alexa should speak within the same tone and form in order to truly sell her role alongside the Fiend especially when he is not physically by her side. Retaining more of Bray Wyatt’s preacher character would fit perfectly alongside the visibly tortured Fiend, creating a dynamic similar to that of Alexa Bliss and Lily but with the necessary context and meaning to make it work.
Alexa Bliss as a supernatural character itself has no main issues, as being supernatural for the sake of being supernatural is the basis for many successful WWE characters such as the Undertaker. However, Bliss’s character is rooted in the lore of the Fiend, so every time Bliss is on camera with Lily it actively damages the credibility of the Fiend. By reshaping the character to better fit the cinematic universe that Bray Wyatt has created, the act would gain much more believability and control within WWE’s roster. Let Sister Abigail in!
– Danraj Gangaram