|“||I have no followers. I have only brothers and sisters all in the name of cause. People are sheep, you understand me? They can't lead themselves, they need to be led. People... buy and sell fear. They worship war, they crave war, and I'm not afraid of their wars. I created war! And I think it's time for the masses to wake up, wake up, WAKE UP! WAKE UP AND LOOK AT THIS LIE THEY'RE LIVING IN, MAN! The world is deteriorating between their toes and they do nothing about it. They whisper and wander but they never do anything about it. But I've seen it all in my dreams and in my thoughts and above everything else I understand, this is not the beginning; it's the end. [...] We're here.||„|
|~ Bray Wyatt making his main roster debut on WWE Raw with his family.|
|“||Let me in...||„|
|~ Bray Wyatt teasing his return in 2019.|
|“||Follow the buzzards!||„|
|~ Bray Wyatt's first catchphrase.|
|“||The Devil made me do it!||„|
|~ Bray Wyatt's other catchphrase.|
Bray Wyatt, formerly known as Husky Harris, is an antagonist in WWE and formerly, in NXT. He follows the cultic views presented by Sister Abigail, a fictitious person who said to have changed Wyatt's views of the world. This inspired him to change the world's "wicked" ways and turn to the real actions.
He is the leader of the Wyatt Family, a villainous stable that focuses on the Apocalyptic prophecies of Sister Abigail, along with Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, Braun Strowman, Randy Orton, and formerly, Daniel Bryan. His macabre gimmick became a spotlight to WWE that was comparable to that of The Undertaker and Kane.
Following the break-up of the Wyatt Family, all members competed in singles competition. In the summer of 2019, Wyatt debuted a new persona, known as "The Fiend." At Crown Jewel 2019, he became the Universal Champion (his first reign) after defeating Seth Rollins in a falls count anywhere match.
- 1 Appearance
- 2 Career
- 2.1 First Defeat
- 2.2 Debut in WWE and feud against Kane
- 2.3 Wyatt Family's feud against The Shield
- 2.4 Feud against Cena
- 2.5 First Disbandment of The Wyatt Family
- 2.6 His feud against The Undertaker
- 2.7 Feud against the ECW Originals
- 2.8 Tension before Royal Rumble 2016
- 2.9 Unexplained (Discontinued) Feud and Injury
- 2.10 Return from Injury, Return of the The Wyatt Family and Feud against New Day
- 2.11 Randy Orton Rivalry
- 2.12 Matt Hardy Feud and Deleters of the World
- 2.13 "The Fiend"
- 3 Abilities
- 4 Gallery
- 5 Trivia
Upon his debut as Bray Wyatt, he wore a somewhat Hawaiian-themed dress shirt unbuttoned which would trivially change in almost every other match. Underneath his shirt, he wears a sleeveless shirt that he would wear usually in competing in-match. He wears white pants and leather snake-skin boots. In his feud against Roman Reigns, his appearance would change, wearing a leather apron and a white mask (resembling a butcher). In his feud against Undertaker, he wore a black trench coat in replacement to his dress shirt. He was also known to wear a black mask design with teeth upon his returning feud against Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose.
In entering matches, he would carry a candle-lit lamp that remained as his trademark ever since. He usually wears a leather glove on his right hand. He would also wear his signature straw fedora hat.
He got his first defeat from the Rhodes brothers (Cody Rhodes and Goldust) in a tag team match.
Debut in WWE and feud against Kane
In the 27th of May 2012, the Wyatt Family (original members consisting Wyatt, Harper and Rowan) sent cryptic vignettes in WWE, signaling their debut to the roster. The Wyatt Family debuted through the assault of Kane. This signaled a feud between the Family against Kane. The feud ended when Bray Wyatt defeated Kane in Summerslam 2012 with the interference of fellow Family members Harper and Rowan. They then dragged Kane off away of the ring and into backstage.
Bray's next feud was against WWE wrestler Kofi Kingston, which ended when Wyatt defeated Kingston in Battleground 2012.
Wyatt Family's feud against The Shield
One of Wyatt's major feuds was against the villainous stable, The Shield. The feud started when the Family attacked The Shield's opponents at that time (who consisted of Daniel Bryan, John Cena and Sheamus). This cost The Shield their Elimination Chamber entry. As a result, The Wyatt Family were forced to face against The Shield in Elimination Chamber 2014, resulting to the Family in a winning effort.
Feud against Cena
At a championship match between Randy Orton and John Cena, The Wyatt interfered in the match, costing Cena the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. As a result, Cena sparked anger against the Family, Bray Wyatt in particular. Bray Wyatt stated that he wants to release the monster inside Cena, and make Cena realize his true self. Wyatt then accepted Cena's challenge at Wrestlemania XXX, in which he failed to win. Not only did Wyatt failed to win against Cena, he also failed to release Cena's "monster".
First Disbandment of The Wyatt Family
On the 29th of September 2014, Bray Wyatt released Luke Harper and Erick Rowan of the stable, stating that he has "cured" them and sent them to the world, like wolves among the sheep. This signaled the Wyatt Family's first disbandment. Bray Wyatt targeted Dean Ambrose, stating that Wyatt himelf can cure Ambrose just as he cured Harper and Rowan. This sparked a feud between Wyatt and Ambrose. At Survivor Series 2014, Bray Wyatt defeated Dean Ambrose via disqualification due to Ambrose hitting Wyatt with a steel chair. The feud elevated and continued until in TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs 2014 when Wyatt defeated Ambrose, thus concluding the feud.
Bray Wyatt had a short reunion moment with Harper and Rowan at Royal Rumble 2015 when Harper teamed with Wyatt in eliminating various wrestlers, and Rowan attacked Harper and Wyatt as of Rowan's feud against Harper.
His feud against The Undertaker
After Royal Rumble 2015, at an episode of Raw, Bray Wyatt released cryptic messages stating that he is "The New Face of Fear". At Fastlane 2015, Wyatt mocked The Undertaker's traditional entrance, where upon a casket carried by the druids, Wyatt came out. This signaled a feud between Wyatt and The Undertaker which went on in Wrestlemania XXXI. It concluded with The Undertaker winning the match after delivering his signature Tombstone Piledriver unto Wyatt.
Later at Hell in a Cell 2015, Bray Wyatt, along with the reunited Wyatt Family members and new Family member, Braun Strowman, attacked The Undertaker after his match against Brock Lesnar. The Family carried the unconscious Undertaker with them backstage.
The following night on Raw, the Family were attacked by The Undertaker's brother, Kane. However, the Family were able to attack against Kane. Now unconscious, the Family dragged Kane backstage just as they dragged Taker. Bray then announced that he has tortured the souls of the Brothers and has possessed their abilities.
9 November, in which it was a Raw episode, both Undertaker and Kane emerged to attack the Wyatt Family, proving Bray to be wrong about "torturing" the brothers eternally. The feud even went as far as Bray possessing The Undertaker's druids and attacked both brothers. The feud ended when the Brothers of Destruction went to face off against the Wyatt Family (represented by Bray and Luke Harper) at Survivor Series 2015, which the Wyatt Family ended in a losing effort.
Feud against the ECW Originals
On the following night on Raw, The Wyatt Family (represented by Harper and Rowan) defeated The Dudley Boyz. This signaled tension between the two. As a result, The Dudleys called in allies whom they considered their own "family". Bray went on along with The Wyatt Family in the feud against the Dudley Boyz. The feud ended when both stables fought at TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs 2015 in an Eight man Tag Team Elimination match, with which the Wyatts went victorious.
Tension before Royal Rumble 2016
When Royal Rumble 2016 was focused, The Wyatt Family, still led by Bray himself, assaulted both Big Show and Ryback in the middle of the match. Wyatt declared his entry to the Rumble along with fellow Wyatt Family members Harper, Rowan and Strowman, stating that they will take over.
At The Royal Rumble, Bray entered at entry number 27. He was unsuccessful in claiming the WWE World Heavyweight Championship as he was eliminated by Sheamus and the returning Triple H.
Bray Wyatt would appear in Wrestlemania 32 alongside with the Wyatt Family (excluding Harper due to major injury on March 21), facing both The Rock and John Cena, wherein The Rock would win over The Wyatt Family's member Erick Rowan over an impromptu match that lasted 6 seconds.
Unexplained (Discontinued) Feud and Injury
On an episode of Raw, The Wyatts would then unexpectedly attack another villainous stable, the League of Nations. On the next week's episode of raw, both Wyatt and Roman Reigns team up against two of the opposing stable's members (Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio respectively) in which they won.
Wyatt would then fight against his latter tag mate, Reigns on a live event. This resulted to Wyatt injuring his right calf, thus pulled off from WWE for a certain time. The injury was also the reason behind the discontinuation of The Wyatt Family - League of Nations Feud.
Return from Injury, Return of the The Wyatt Family and Feud against New Day
On the 20th of June, Wyatt made his unannounced return to WWE from his recent calf injury. He, along with the other remaining members of the Wyatt would then enter in a feud against the WWE Tag Team Champions, New Day after Wyatt being interrupted of his speech.
The Wyatts and New Day would then face off in a barren field supposedly said to be the "Wyatt Family's Compound", uncertain on which side won.
Randy Orton Rivalry
Matt Hardy Feud and Deleters of the World
In November 2017, Wyatt began a feud with Matt Hardy, after losing a match against him. Over the course of two months into 2018, Wyatt continued to dominant against Matt Hardy, back and forth. However, on the March 19 episode of Raw, both faced off in the Ultimate Deletion match. Wyatt was defeated after Hardy was pushed into the "Lake of Reincarnation," where his status remained unknown until WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans.
After not appearing in the ring since November 2018, Wyatt was in hiatus for a while. After Wrestlemania 35 in April 2019, some of his "friends" were teased on the air. On the very first episode of "Firefly Funhouse," it marks the return of Wyatt. However, after nine weekly episodes, Wyatt teased a new alias, as the "Fiend."
He claims to have an array of dark-powers, such as brute strength, speed, stamina & wrestling skills. He also have made claims to be able to walk on water. He also seems to have the powers of mind control, mental powers, shadow powers and elemental powers. He has a bloated messiah complex, which is his greatest weaknesses. His lantern also allows him supernatural powers & allows him communication with his mysterious "Sister Abigail".
Even though Bray Wyatt claims to be a monster, he is also right about many facts he talks about, further fueling his messiah claims.
After kidnapping The Undertaker back in Hell in a Cell 2015 and Kane in an episode of Raw, he claimed and proved to have to the abilities of summoning Thunder, Lightning and Fire, saying he had tormented their souls too much he had recieved their abilities.
Ever since his debut in 2013 he can instantly teleport into the ring. He was able to mind control and entire chor of childern on Raw, March 24, 2014. His wyat family that lasted from (2012-17) contains Erick Roman (The White Sheep), Luke Harper and Braun Storwman (The Black sheep) all of whom follows and worship him further showcasing his mind control abilities. Years later after members went to their individual carrers In 2020 Braun Strowman explained on Smackdown after becoming the WWE Champion when he was confroned by his former leader that he is no longer under his control. Bray Wyatt new evil personity "The Fiend" debuted in July 2019 showing his ability to transform into this monsterous being. He also has invulnerability as in Hell in the Cell 2019 he was hit with a sledgehammer on his skull by Seth Rollins however The Fiend had no effect at all. The Fiend can also teleport, manipulate light and has shown Reality Warping as during his match with Randy Orton and Wrestlemania 36 he filled the ring with bugs, The Fiend has also been shown to talk to the spirit of "Sister Abigail" who has granted him the ability to turn into the Fiend and has changed his life forever, furthermore the Fiend has shown the ability of creation as he created talking puppets on his own tv show called "The Firefly Funhouse" where he talks to talking puppets, which he created using his Life creation ability and claims he has taken souls of his enemies. It was explained at Wrestlemani 36 during his match with John Cena that (Firefly Funhouse is place which exists in a Dimension where Angels, Monsters, Demons live together and he created the Firefly funhouse himself) hinting him having dimensional manipulative abilities, throughout the match with John Cena the Fiend used reality warping and teleportation by summing various puppets in the ring to distract cena and teleporting him to various locations from an empty ring to Gym and cause Cena to have hallucinations and in the end defeated John Cena.) The Fiend has Fate manipultive abilities he cahnged the fate of Daniel Bryan by turning him into a good guy from a Villain successfully.
The Fiend can also make the ring explode, cause total darkness in the arena and can lit up fire showing his magical powers. He also has underground mobility as he can dig underneath the ring and can show up during any match, He also can drag his opponents underground as he did to Daniel Bryan on Nov 19, 2019 episode of Smackdown. The Fiend is completely unharmed by most physical attacks and Fire as Randy Orton use gasoline to burn him in the middle of the ring multiple times however he has shown to survive being burned alive. He was thrown into exploding technical set of the stage which cause a massive explosion by Seth Rollins during their match at Hell in a Cell 2019 but the survived without an scatch and proceed to win the match. The Fiend also knows probability as he knew he was going to defeat all of his enemies and did that by starting with Daniel Bryan, Seth Rollins and Randy orton. Bray Wyatt himself has multiple personalites as he switch from Bray Wyatt Tv show host of Firefly Funhouse into the Fiend. He also has 4th Wall awareness which he showed on 2 Sept 2019, as he is aware the vince mcmahon is booking the show and in 2020-21 mind controlled Alexa Bliss and became friends with her using her to attack Randy Orton, Alexa Bliss on 17 Jan, 2021 she used her newly given magical abilities to throw a fire ball at Randy Orton cause multiple burn injuries to him.
- His gimmick can be comparable to Max Cady, the main antagonist of the film The Executioners, which was said to draw comaprisons on both characters.
- His gimmick, especially The Wyatt Family can be comparable to that of Charles Manson and the cult "The Family". Both cpersons formed a cult group and both brainwashed their members.
- He has a real-life brother who also works for WWE. He is no other than the Social Outcast member, Bo Dallas.
- He is a third-generation wrestler, following the footsteps of his grandfather, Blackjack Mulligan, and his father, Mike Rotunda (famosuly known as Irwin R. Schyster).
- His stable, The Wyatt Family can be comparable to the Four Horsemen (the apocalyptic riders of God). This was compared due to Bray stating that each of the Family members bear similarities to the Riders, describing himself as Death.