Bray Wyatt def. Apollo Crews
Still reeling from an attack at the hands of “Woken” Matt Hardy last week, Bray Wyatt got himself off to a winning start in 2018 by defeating Apollo Crews, but The Reaper of Souls’ New Year’s celebration was short-lived.
Crews was looking to bring himself to the next level and made it a point to use his athleticism against the former WWE Champion. But even after Wyatt menaced Titus Worldwide’s Dana Brooke on the apron to spur a last-second rally from Crews, The New Face of Fear cut off the Spinning Sit-out Powerbomb and administered Sister Abigail for three.
Unwilling to let Wyatt rest easy, Hardy took a page from his foe’s playbook and appeared on the TitanTron, promising to eradicate Wyatt’s darkness before deleting him. As he began to cackle, Hardy’s image multiplied across the screen, creating an omniscient effect that left Wyatt looking unusually shaken in the ring. Chalk this one up as a good start to Bray Wyatt’s 2018, but as Hardy made clear, there are a lot of Mondays left in the year.