WWE Superstar and EVP of Global Talent Strategy & Development Triple H appeared on Corey Graves’ After The Bell podcast this week. The ‘Cerebral Assassin’ would discuss a plethora of topics from his illustrious 25 year career. As well as his own career, Triple H discussed some of the ‘cinematic’ bouts that took place at WrestleMania 36. This of course included the Firefly Funhouse match between John Cena and ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt.
Triple H would reveal that he was not involved in the making of that match. HHH was instead on location to get the Boneyard Match prepared and shot in time for WrestleMania. Talking about the ‘match’ between Cena and Wyatt, Triple H said “I just knew conceptually what the thought was. Everybody that I would ask like ‘hey how’d that go?’ I get the same response from people ‘love it or hate it.’ I was like ‘really!?’ And then most of the people that shot it were like ‘I have no idea what we shot!'”
HHH would then elaborate further, discussing how the pre-taped and edited nature of WrestleMania meant that they could play around with the concept. “If it all goes together well? It might be awesome, might be the worst thing anybody’s ever seen. I kept getting that [from the crew], I was like ‘oh my god.’ I didn’t know what to expect, you know? It seems like a crazy acid trip in some manner but when you think? Talk about reinventing and getting outside the box. My hat’s off to [John] Cena on that, to get outside the box of your own character and everything that you’ve done? And be that self aware and be okay with putting that out there? It just delivered something completely unique and business changing.”
With the unique nature of the ’bout’ and the uncertainty of John Cena’s status in WWE; the Firefly Funhouse match may go down as one of the most important matches in the company’s history. Could Bray Wyatt move on from here and become a dominant force in WWE? That remains to be seen.