Last Friday on the Figure Four Daily Podcast, Bryan Alvarez hosted former WCW, ECW, and WWE Superstar Lance Storm. In the interview, Lance spoke about how he has been interpreting the Bray Wyatt “Firefly Fun House” vignettes that have been airing for the past few weeks on WWE TV.
Below is a small transcript of Alvarez and Storm’s conversation on the podcast. Remember that these are Lance’s own views –
Lance Storm: “Correct me if I’m wrong, aren’t the writers making fun of Vince McMahon right in front of his nose with these segments? The Firefly Funhouse is the WWE. All of the skits are all of the inside complaints about the company. There was the husky pig that was eating too much. It’s like, ‘you’ll never get a push because you’re a fat slob.’ There was the condor that ate the rabbit, that ate up his own and was rewarded for it.
The last one that I saw he bludgeoned the rabbit with a hammer. Because he was revealing the secrets on what really happens in the Firefly Funhouse. It was Dean Ambrose! All of these skits are all of the inside bad stories you hear about WWE. The Firefly Funhouse is the WWE. I don’t know whether Vince realizes it, or he’s doing it because he thinks that it’s inside and no one will get it or whether they will think it’s funny. But these segments are a burial of WWE.”
Bryan Alvarez: “There’s also the possibility that this isn’t what you think it is, but it is. In a sense that they think they’re creating this insane world. And they don’t even realize that this insane world they are creating is an actual mirror of WWE.”
LS: “One of the videos I saw Bray is hammering a sign on the door and it says ‘Abandon all hope, ye who exit here.’ It’s threatening people. If you leave WWE you abandon all hope. These skits are just… If he (Vince) realizes what they are, I’m like, ‘why would you put them out there?’ And if he doesn’t, are the writers laughing that they’re able to get this stuff on television?”
BA: “We do now have a Vince McMahon puppet.”
LS: “The devil puppet of Vince that basically told Husky, ‘You’re too fat and slovenly, you’ll never succeed here.’ The last one where they killed the rabbit because he was threatening to reveal the secrets of what really goes on in the Firefly Funhouse. I’m like, ‘OMG, don’t air your dirty laundry when you leave the company or we’ll come kill you!’
Blake’s Take: Reading what Lance had said definitely puts a new spin on the segments. I’ve watched a few back, and with what Storm has said still fresh in my mind, I can see where he’s coming from. Do I believe it? I find it very difficult that these vignettes are some kind of rib by Uncle Vince, or that the writers are telling these stories without Vince noticing. He is after all the ultimate control freak that has total control. There’s no way he’d let that pass. Or has he began to show visionary persona and is indeed using the segments as a warning….. Who knows, but it’s something to think about.