The Wyatt Family

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The Wyatt Family
The Wyatt Family.jpg
(Left to right): Erick Rowan, Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper in April 2014
Tag team
Members Bray Wyatt (Leader)
Erick Rowan
Name(s) The Wyatt Family
Combined
weight
877 lb (398 kg)
Former
member(s)
Daniel Bryan
Braun Strowman
Luke Harper
Debut November 7, 2012
Years active 2012–present
Promotions NXT
WWE

The Wyatt Family is a professional wrestling tag team performing in WWE.

The group, originally composed of Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan and Luke Harper, debuted on the main roster in July 2013, as a villainous faction terrorizing other wrestlers, including Kane, The Shield, John Cena, The Usos, Chris Jericho and Daniel Bryan (who ultimately became a member, albeit for a short period of time).

During their time at WWE's developmental branch NXT, Harper and Rowan won the NXT Tag Team Championship.

The Wyatt Family began to go their separate ways in October 2014, after Bray Wyatt announced he was "setting Luke Harper and Erick Rowan free". As a result, Rowan would turn face by joining John Cena's team at Survivor Series, while Harper would become a member of Team Authority eliminate Rowan from the match. Following a brief feud, Harper and Rowan would later reunite in May 2015, but after Rowan suffered a legit bicep injury, Harper subsequently reunited with Wyatt in July. In August 2015, Braun Strowman joined Wyatt and Harper. In October 2015, Rowan returned from his injury and rejoined the stable.

Concept[edit]

Their gimmick is based on a backwoods cult; Wyatt's character has drawn comparisons to Charles Manson and wrestler Waylon Mercy, as well as Max Cady from Cape Fear.[1][2]

History[edit]

Formation and beginnings[edit]

The character of Bray Wyatt debuted in Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) in April 2012 and initially associated himself with Eli Cottonwood.[3][4] When WWE rebranded their developmental territory into NXT Wrestling, Wyatt debuted on the July 11 episode of the new NXT, defeating Aiden English in a singles match.[5] Wyatt was portrayed as an evil cult leader who believed himself to be more monster than human.[1][6][7] The character drew comparisons to Max Cady of the 1991 film Cape Fear and Waylon Mercy.[1][8]

In July, Wyatt suffered a torn pectoral muscle and required surgery.[9] Despite the injury, Wyatt continued to appear on NXT by founding a faction known as The Wyatt Family in November, with Luke Harper and Erick Rowan as his "sons".[10][11][12] Harper and Rowan entered the NXT Tag Team Championship tournament to crown the inaugural champions, and they defeated Percy Watson and Yoshi Tatsu in the first round on the January 23, 2013, episode of NXT.[13] Following a win over Bo Dallas and Michael McGillicutty in the semi-finals with Wyatt's interference,[14] Harper and Rowan were defeated in the finals of the tournament by Adrian Neville and Oliver Grey.[15]

Wyatt Family leader Bray Wyatt in his signature rocking chair

Wyatt had his first match back from injury on the February 21 episode of NXT, defeating Yoshi Tatsu.[16] The Wyatt Family later assaulted Grey (who had suffered a legitimate injury) while Wyatt prevented Dallas from winning a NXT Championship number one contender match due to Dallas refusal to join The Wyatt Family.[17][18] Dallas went on to hand Wyatt his first loss on the March 13 episode of NXT.[19] On the May 2 episode of NXT, while Wyatt was defeated by six-time world champion Chris Jericho, Harper and Rowan won a triple threat elimination tag team match by last pinning Neville to earn a shot at the championship.[20] On the May 8 episode of NXT (which was taped on May 2), Harper and Rowan defeated Neville and Bo Dallas, filling in for the injured Grey, to win the NXT Tag Team Championship.[21][22]

The Wyatt Family went on to feud with Corey Graves and Kassius Ohno, with Wyatt defeating Graves on the May 22 episode of NXT,[23] and the next week Wyatt eliminated both Graves and Ohno during an 18-man battle royal to determine the number one contender to the NXT Championship, although he was later eliminated by Adrian Neville.[24] On the June 19 episode of NXT, The Wyatt Family defeated the team of Graves, Neville and Ohno.[25] On the following episode of NXT, The Wyatt Family, together with Garrett Dylan and Scott Dawson, attacked Graves, Neville and Ohno; when William Regal tried to make the save, he was also overwhelmed and this led to The Wyatt Family facing Graves, Neville and Regal in a six-man tag team match the next week on NXT, where Wyatt pinned Regal for the win.[26] On the July 17 episode of NXT (which was taped on June 20), Harper and Rowan lost the NXT Tag Team Championship to Neville and Graves.[27][28]

Various feuds[edit]

The group's signature entrance through darkness

From the May 27, 2013 episode of Raw, WWE aired vignettes promoting the upcoming debut of The Wyatt Family.[29] The vignettes showed The Wyatt Family's backwoods origins and Rowan wearing a sheep mask.[30][31] On the July 8 episode of Raw, The Wyatt Family made their debut by assaulting Kane.[32] The Wyatt Family continued their attacks on wrestlers like R-Truth, Justin Gabriel and 3MB (Drew McIntyre, Heath Slater and Jinder Mahal), while sending cryptic messages to Kane telling him to "follow the buzzards".[33][34] Following another assault,[35] Kane challenged Wyatt to a Ring of Fire match at SummerSlam, which he accepted.[36] On August 18 at SummerSlam, Wyatt defeated Kane following interference from Harper and Rowan and, after the match, Harper and Rowan again attacked Kane and ended the segment by carrying him away.[37] At Battleground, Wyatt's momentum continued with a win over Kofi Kingston.[38] Over the next few months, Rowan and Harper competed as a tag team and went on a winning streak over many teams,[39][40][41] until the October 11 episode of SmackDown, when Harper and Rowan suffered their first loss against Cody Rhodes and Goldust.[42]

The Wyatt Family's next feud began when they attacked CM Punk and Daniel Bryan, in late October;[43] the feud saw Harper lose his first singles match to Punk.[44] At Survivor Series, Harper and Rowan lost a tag team match against Bryan and Punk.[45] The Wyatt Family then defeated Bryan in a 3-on-1 handicap match, at TLC,[46] with Wyatt attempting to recruit Bryan in the previous weeks.[47] On the final Raw of 2013, Bryan defeated Harper, and then Rowan, in a gauntlet match that would lead to Bryan facing Wyatt, whereupon Harper and Rowan interfered, for a disqualification and began beating Bryan down until a frustrated Bryan finally gave up and gave in to join The Wyatt Family. This caused Wyatt to punish Bryan, who attacked all the other members of The Wyatt Family on the January 13 episode of Raw, to signal him breaking free of the group.[48] At the Royal Rumble, Wyatt defeated Bryan in a singles match to end their feud,[49] while both Harper and Rowan entered the Royal Rumble match and managed two and zero eliminations respectively, before they were eliminated.[50]

On the January 27 episode of Raw, The Wyatt Family attacked John Cena, Daniel Bryan and Sheamus during an Elimination Chamber qualifying match against The Shield, thus awarding Cena's team a disqualification win and the Elimination Chamber match slots.[51] The Shield were seeking revenge, so a six-man tag match was set up between The Shield and The Wyatt Family, at the Elimination Chamber event,[52] which The Wyatt Family won after Dean Ambrose had disappeared into the live audience during the match.[53] On the March 3 episode of Raw, The Shield were given a rematch against The Wyatt Family, but lost again when The Shield's poor teamwork led to Seth Rollins, leaving the ring during the match.[54] On the April 8 episode of Main Event, The Shield finally defeated The Wyatt Family in another six-man tag team match to end the feud.[55]

Bray Wyatt along with Luke Harper and Erick Rowan getting ready to compete in April 2014

At the Royal Rumble event, The Wyatt Family also cost John Cena his WWE World Heavyweight Championship match against Randy Orton.[56] At Elimination Chamber, The Wyatt Family's interference caused Cena to be eliminated from the Elimination Chamber match.[57] After Elimination Chamber, Wyatt turned his attention fully to feud with Cena, with Wyatt wanting to prove that Cena's heroic act was a facade characteristic of "this era of lies", while also trying to turn Cena into a "monster".[58][59] Wyatt went on to accept Cena's challenge for a WrestleMania match,[60] with Cena successfully resisting the urge to become a "monster" and overcoming interference from Harper and Rowan to defeat Wyatt at WrestleMania XXX, thus marking Wyatt's first pinfall loss on WWE's main roster.[61] The feud continued after WrestleMania based on the story that Wyatt was capturing Cena's fanbase, which was exemplified by Wyatt leading a children's choir to the ring on the April 28 episode of Raw, with the children later putting on sheep masks.[62] At Extreme Rules, Wyatt defeated Cena in a steel cage match, after repeated interference from the rest of The Wyatt Family, as well as a child who had distracted Cena.[63] Cena's feud with Wyatt continued with a Last Man Standing match being set up for Payback, which Cena won, ending their feud.[64]

On the June 2 episode of Raw, Harper and Rowan took on then WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos in a tag team match; Wyatt did not appear during the match, but his rocking chair still sat beside the ring, and Harper and Rowan went on to win the match, which made them number one contenders for the WWE Tag Team Championship.[65] On the June 13 episode of SmackDown, due to a distraction by Seth Rollins, Wyatt went on to win his match against Dean Ambrose to qualify for the first Money in the Bank ladder match contested for the vacant WWE World Heavyweight Championship.[66] At the 2014 Money in the Bank event, all three members of The Wyatt Family failed to win championships in their respective matches.[67] The Wyatt Family also lost at Battleground, as The Usos successfully defended their WWE Tag Team Championship against Harper and Rowan.[68] On the June 30 episode of Raw, The Wyatt Family interrupted Chris Jericho's return and began to beat him down.[69] This led to matches between Wyatt and Jericho at Battleground, where Jericho won,[68] and at SummerSlam, where Wyatt won with Harper and Rowan banned from ringside.[70] The feud with Jericho ended on the September 8 episode of Raw, when Wyatt won a steel cage match by escaping the cage.[71]

Harper and Rowan's liberation[edit]

On September 29, 2014, vignettes began to air of Bray Wyatt announcing he was setting Luke Harper and Erick Rowan "free".[72][73] All three members of The Wyatt Family returned to television on their own and apart from each other: Wyatt returned at Hell in a Cell on October 26, attacking Dean Ambrose.[74] Rowan returned on the October 31 episode of SmackDown,[75] while Harper returned on the November 10 episode of Raw, aligning himself with The Authority.[76] On the November 17 episode of Raw, Rowan joined Team Cena for Survivor Series, opposing Luke Harper.[77]

The next few weeks saw Ambrose and Wyatt taunting and attacking each other in both backstage and in-ring segments, with Wyatt claiming that he could "fix" Ambrose, the way he "fixed" Harper and Rowan, leading to a match at Survivor Series, where[78][79] Wyatt won the match by disqualification after Ambrose hit him with a chair, before burying him under a table, a ladder and steel chairs.[80] At Survivor Series, Harper was one of the last men eliminated in Team Authority's loss against Rowan and Team Cena.[80] As punishment for his affiliation with The Authority, Harper was forced to put his Intercontinental Championship on the line against Dean Ambrose on the November 24 episode of Raw, and successfully retained the title after getting himself disqualified; after the match, while Ambrose was looking for weapons to attack Harper with, Wyatt ambushed Ambrose from behind.[81]

On the December 8 episode of Raw, Harper and Rowan faced each other in singles competition, with Harper ultimately getting himself disqualified.[82] On the January 5, 2015 episode of Raw, The Authority punished Rowan by putting him in a singles match against Harper, with Harper picking up the win after a discus clothesline and the help of J&J Security (Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury), who were the special guest referees for the match.[83] On the January 22 episode of SmackDown, Rowan and Harper once again competed against each other, this time in a 2015 Royal Rumble qualifying match, with Harper winning, thus not allowing Rowan to participate in the 2015 Royal Rumble match.[84] Despite this, Rowan appeared during the Rumble match, ambushing the number 6 entrant Curtis Axel, to attack Harper, subsequently sparking a brief Wyatt Family reunion, along with Bray Wyatt, before all three men began to brawl.[85]

On the May 7, 2015 episode of SmackDown, after Harper defeated Fandango, Rowan would come out, seemingly to confront Harper, but would instead attack Fandango, turning heel in the process.[86] On the May 11 episode of Raw, Harper and Rowan would officially reunite, when Harper accompanied Rowan to his match against Fandango, which Rowan won after 30 seconds, and the two proceeded to double team Fandango after the match.[87] On the May 18 episode of Raw, Harper and Rowan teamed up to take on Fandango and Zack Ryder, which Rowan and Harper won after a superkick and full nelson slam combination.[88] On the May 21 episode of Main Event, Harper and Rowan defeated Fandango and Ryder in a rematch.[89] On the June 4 episode of SmackDown, Harper and Rowan cut a promo about being ostracized and stated they were a family.[90][91]

On the June 5 episode of Superstars, Harper and Rowan faced Los Matadores, in a tag team match and won.[92] On the June 8 episode of Raw, Harper and Rowan faced Los Matadores in a rematch.[93] On the June 19 episode of Superstars, Harper and Rowan defeated Los Matadores and The Ascension, in a triple threat tag team match.[94] During a match at a house show, Rowan got injured, with reports saying he would be out of action for 4–6 months.[95] On the June 23 episode of Main Event, Harper returned to singles competition when he defeated Cesaro, but not before cutting a promo where he said losing his tag team partner has made him more dangerous.[96][97]

Return of The Family[edit]

"... the company put Bray Wyatt and others in a position where they were secondary to the "top names". What could have been a top heel unit that fans wanted to pay to see get their asses kicked are instead those guys on the show with the fans' cell phone entrance".

Pro Wrestling Insider writer Mike Johnson in December 2015, after The Wyatt Family's loss at Survivor Series[98]

At Battleground on July 19, 2015, Harper interfered during Wyatt's match against Roman Reigns, helping him defeat Reigns and signaling the return of the stable.[99] During a post-Battleground interview, Wyatt stated: "To the world, say your prayers, lock your doors, the family has returned".[100] This led to a tag team match between Wyatt and Harper against Reigns and Ambrose at SummerSlam, which The Wyatt Family lost after Reigns pinned Wyatt.[101] On the August 24 episode of Raw, Wyatt and Harper fought Reigns and Ambrose in a SummerSlam rematch and, during the match, Braun Strowman made his WWE debut, joining The Wyatt Family and helping Harper and Wyatt attack Reigns and Ambrose.[102] This led to a six-man tag team match at Night of Champions between the Wyatts and Reigns, Ambrose, and a partner of their choosing, revealed to be Chris Jericho, which The Wyatt Family won.[103] Rowan made his return to the ring on the October 19 episode of Raw, when he filled in for Harper (who was unable to show for personal reasons), against Reigns, Ambrose and Rollins which his team won after Rollins faked an injury and walked out on the match.[104] Wyatt's feud with Reigns culminated in a Hell in a Cell match, which Wyatt lost.[105]

"Bray has delivered on the mic time and time again, but he's also lost big match after big match. He's all bark and no bite... It's just going to take the meaningful wins he should have been given from the start to make viewers see him as a main eventer".

Jason Powell of prowrestling.net in January 2016[106]

Also at Hell in a Cell on October 25, The Wyatt Family would later attack The Undertaker and carry him backstage, reigniting their feud.[105] The next night on Raw, Wyatt was confronted by former rival Kane, who was attacked by the Wyatts and also carried backstage.[107] On the November 9 episode of Raw, after Bray Wyatt claimed to "have taken their souls", The Brothers of Destruction returned and attacked The Wyatt Family.[108] At Survivor Series, Wyatt and Harper lost to The Brothers of Destruction in a tag team match after Undertaker pinned Harper.[109] At TLC: Tables, Ladders, and Chairs, The Wyatt Family defeated Team ECW in an eight-man tag team elimination tables match.[110]

"... when we set out and finally got the call up [from NXT to the main roster]... We were so different that I don't think the company knew even how to use us... we were so different in the promos, so different in the way we looked and how we moved... And they still don't know how to use what we are".

Windham Rotunda (Bray Wyatt) speaks on a podcast before WrestleMania 32 on WWE's storylines for The Wyatt Family[111][112]
The Wyatt Family confronts The Rock at WrestleMania 32.

All four members of The Wyatt Family entered the 2016 Royal Rumble match which was the WWE World Heavyweight Championship on the line, and the group cumulatively eliminated 7 wrestlers, including Lesnar.[113] Wyatt was scheduled to face Brock Lesnar at Roadblock, but at the event Wyatt revealed that he would be facing Lesnar alongside Harper in a two-on-one handicap match, which they lost with Wyatt never returning to the ring.[114] It was reported that Wyatt was likely replaced in the match due to a serious back injury he was legittimate suffering from.[115] On March 21, Harper suffered a knee injury during a Raw dark match, and it was reported that the injury would sideline him for five to six months.[116] After getting an MRI, it was revealed that he had dislocated his patella and tore his medial patellofemoral ligament.[117] The Wyatt Family appeared at WrestleMania 32, where they confronted The Rock, who defeated Rowan in an impromptu match in 6 seconds, and the Wyatts were then fended off by the returning John Cena and The Rock.[118]

On the April 4 episode of Raw, The Wyatt Family started a brief feud with The League of Nations, by attacking the heel faction that was never explained in storyline.[119] On the April 11 episode of Raw, The Wyatt Family confronted and scared off The League of Nations when they were about to attack Roman Reigns, with whom Wyatt tagged with to defeat League of Nations members Alberto Del Rio and Sheamus.[119][120] On April 13, during a singles match against Reigns at a live event in Italy, Wyatt suffered an injury to his right calf, and was thus pulled off WWE's European tour.[121] His injury resulted in the abrupt suspension of the feud and the breakup of The League of Nations.[119] Although all four members appeared on the Payback poster, none of the members had a match at the event.[122]

On the June 20 episode of Raw, The Wyatt Family (without Harper) returned for the first time since April and were confronted by then WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day, thus starting a feud between the two teams[123] that would lead to a non-title six-man tag team match at Battleground.[124]

On July 19, at the 2016 WWE draft, Bray Wyatt and Erick Rowan were drafted to SmackDown while Braun Strowman was drafted to Raw.[125]

In wrestling[edit]

Wyatt preparing to perform Sister Abigail on Big E
Wyatt performing his signature "spider walk"

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

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