Bray Wyatt will officially be the first challenger for Braun Strowman’s Universal Championship.
It was announced during tonight’s SmackDown that Strowman will defend his Universal title against Wyatt at Money in the Bank. The match was advertised as Strowman vs. Wyatt and not Strowman vs. The Fiend.
Wyatt being Strowman’s first challenger was made apparent when a Firefly Fun House video interrupted Strowman after he defeated Shinsuke Nakamura last week. In the video, Wyatt referenced his history with Strowman from the Wyatt Family and said Strowman has something he wants back — the Universal Championship.
Strowman appeared on a Moment of Bliss segment with Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross at the start of SmackDown tonight. Strowman said the Wyatt Family is part of his past that he’s trying to forget. He said he wasn’t going to play Wyatt’s games. But Strowman then saw a gift in the ring that he thought was from Bliss. Instead, he opened it up and it was his Wyatt Family sheep mask.
The Moment of Bliss segment ended with Wyatt’s laugh playing and an old picture of Strowman wearing the mask appearing on the screen.
Strowman won the Universal title from Goldberg at WrestleMania 36.
Money in the Bank is taking place on Sunday, May 10. The men’s and women’s Money in the Bank ladder matches are also set for the pay-per-view.