The Wyatt Family
Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, Braun Strowman
Daniel "Wyatt" Bryan, Judas Devlin
1.262 lb (572 kg)
The Wyatt Family is a villanious stable that appears in the WWE. They consist of Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, Erick Rowan and their latest member, Braun Strowman
|“||Her touch could save the world, but her kiss burns it to the ground. I love you, Sister Abigail.||„|
|~ Bray Wyatt speaking of Sister Abigail's abilities|
The leader of the Wyatt Family. He commonly arrives in the ring (while the lights are off) and carries a lanturn and blows it out. He then sits on a rocking chair while he usually watches the match as Luke Harper and Erick Rowan beat down their opponents. After they have won the match, Bray Wyatt then enters the ring and hits the opponent with his finisher called "Sister Abigail". It should also be noted thay Bray Wyatt is formerly Husky Harris, who was a member of the Nexus.
|~ Luke Harper in a vignette.|
Called as the New Face of Desolation, he is considered as one of the powerhouses of the Wyatt Family. Luke Harper is the speed of the group and takes his opponents down with a spinning clothesline (also known as the Discus Clothesline).
|~ Rowan speaking in a vignette|
Identified as the White Sheep of the Family, he is an another powerhouse of the Wyatt Family. He enters the ring wearing a white sheep mask. Rowan usually finishes his opponents off with a Full Nelson Slam
|“||I'm the New Face of Destruction!||„|
|~ Strowman in an attack against The Undertaker and Kane|
He was the latest member of the Wyatt Family. He was identified as the New Face of Destruction, having to become the tank of the Family. He is identified to wear a black sheep mask in entering. His finishing move is a Lifting Triangle Arm Choke, which is used in submission.
HistoryThe Wyatt Family were first seen on NXT where they pretty much dominated the competion. As they were about to debut on RAW, several creepy promos were cut.
The Wyatt Family debuted on RAW where they attacked Kane after a match which automatically makes them a heel group (many people thought they were going to be a face stable to fight against The Shield). The Wyatt Family will continue their feud with Kane with Bray Wyatt defeating Kane. The Wyatt Family are commonly used to help beat down jobbering superstars to show off their power.
Eventually, the Wyatt Family started to target more bigger superstars such as The Miz and Kofi Kingston and have defeated them in matches. The Wyatt Family would lose to The Usos thanks to The Miz and they ended up beating down Miz and locks him backstage. During an episode of RAW, the Wyatt Family viciously attacked Daniel Bryan after he put the Yes! Lock onto Shawn Michaels. They came out later and even attacked CM Punk after his Street Fight match with Ryback.
First DisbandOn 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. Both Luke Harper and Erick Rowan competed on tag team matches, losing and winning consecutively. Bray Wyatt, on the other hand, entered on a feud against Dean Ambrose, a former member of the stable, The Shield. Luke Harper then entered on a storyline in joining the Authority to get a shot of the Intercontinental Championship, which he won. In Survivor Series, Erick Rowan was revealed to join Team Cena, thus betraying Luke Harper. Both Rowan and Harper entered in a feud against each other, in which Harper would win mostly.
Short Reunion moment
At a Battle-Royal match in Royal Rumble 2015, Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper both teamed up in eliminating various competitors. As Curtis Axel was about to enter, Erick Rowan attacked Axel and replaced him as the next competitor to the Rumble. Rowan then attacked both Wyatt and Harper, sparking a Wyatt Family reunion. This was stopped as Wyatt eliminated Rowan, who was trying to eliminate Harper. Both disciples crashed out of the ring.
At an episode of Smackdown in the 17th of May, 2015, Harper faced Fandango in a winning effort. It was until Rowan came entering to the ring, signaling a fight between both former members. However, Rowan instead beat up Fandango, thus sparking a return to the tag team. However, the tag team didn't last long as Rowan suffered injury, which would last for six months.
Second Official Reunion
At WWE Battleground 2015, Luke Harper aided Bray Wyatt in defeating the returning feud of Roman Reigns, thus signaling the return to the stable (but as a tag team at that time). On an episode of Raw in the 24th of August, Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper attacked Roman Reigns and a former Shield member, Dean Ambrose. As both former Shield members attacked, Braun Strowman arrived, thus marking his debut as the new member of the Wyatt Family. The feud continued, which led to a six-on-six man tag team match on Night of Champions.
At Night of Champions 2015, the third member of Reigns-Ambrose' team was revealed to be the returning Chris Jericho, but ended with the Wyatt Family in a winning effort.
At Hell in a Cell 2015, Bray Wyatt faced Roman Reigns in a losing effort. However, after Undertaker's loss to Brock Lesnar, The entire Wyatt Family (along with the returning Erick Rowan from his injuries) attacked a
weakened Undertaker. At an episode of Raw, Kane confronted the Family to avenge his brother. However, he ended with the same fate of the Undertaker.
On the November 9 edition of Raw, The Undertaker and Kane (known as the Brothers of Destruction) returned to attack the Family.
Before the Wyatt Family enter the ring, the screen cuts off and the lights in the arena turn off. Bray Wyatt then lights a lanturn and says "We're here" before slowly walking toward the ring. As they almost reach the right. Bray sits down and blows out the lanturn and Harper and Rowan are suddenly in the ring. Their theme music is called "Live in Fear".
Former MembersBray Wyatt , Harper and Rowan interfered and beat Bryan down. This forced Bryan to give up and join the Wyatt Family. He was renamed "Daniel Wyatt" and wore a similar coat to that of Erick Rowan , only blue in color.
As the Wyatt Family realized that they cannot find success with Daniel Wyatt, they decided to punish Bryan. However, Bryan attacked from the punishment, and attacked the rest of the members, thus disbanding from the stable.
Judas DevlinAn NXT competitor, Judas Devlin was known as a ferocious wrestler. On the 19th of November, 2013, Devlin posted a tweet about his influence with Sister Abigail. He was scheduled to appear as the new member of the Wyatt Family, but the storyline was canceled due to Devlin suffering a spinal injury.
Luke Harper and Erick Rowan's Tag Team Finishing Move/s:
- The Way: Rowan carries the opponent into a Flapjack, then Harper finishes off with a Cutter. This move draws similarities to the 3D (Dudley Death Drop) of the Dudley Boyz.
- Rowan delivers an Irish Whip to the opponent to the turnbuckle, then hits a Body Avalanche. Rowan then sends another Irish Whip to the opponent to Harper, who would hit with a Big Boot/Discus Clothsline. Rowan ends it with a Running Splash.
- Double-Team Chokeslam: Both wrestlers would grip the opponent's neck in a choke, then slams the opponent back-first on the mat.
- Harper superkicks the opponent, then Rowan ends it with a Full Nelson Slam.
Bray Wyatt's Finishing Move/s:
- Sister Abigail (Swinging Reverse STO): Wyatt grips the opponent's neck in a reverse STO position. He would kiss the opponent's forehead (part of his gimmick, which was said to be Sister Abigail's kiss) and swings the opponent head-first to the mat.
Luke Harper's Finishing Move/s:
- Discus Clothsline: Harper spins 360 degrees (or in a discus) then hits the opponent in a lariat or a closthsline.
- Truck Stop (Spinning Side Slam): Harper picks up a running opponent and holds the opponent. He would spin 180 degrees and end with a slam.
- Sitting Powerbomb: Harper hits the opponent with a powerbomb in a sitting position.
Erick Rowan's Finishing Move/s:
- Full Nelson Slam: Rowan would grip the opponent in a Full Nelson hold, then slams the opponent face first to the mat.
- Running Splash: Rowan would run to an opponent laying on the mat, then hits with a splash.
Braun Strowman's Finishing Move/s:
- Yokosuka Cutter: Strowman would position his opponent in a one shoulder powerbomb position, then flips opponent into a side facebuster or a cutter, hitting the opponent face first.
- Lifting Arm Triangle Choke: Strowman lifts an opponent, then grips his one arm under an opponents one arm, then his other arm over the opponents arm. He would then apply grip force, forcing the opponent to submit or to pass out.
Daniel Wyatt Bryan's Finishing Move/s:
- LeBell Lock (Omoplata Crossface lock): Bryan would lock his legs on a laying opponent's arm. He would finish off the lock with an arm grip on the opponent's face/neck.
- Consecutive Shoot Kicks followed by a Roundhouse Kick unto a kneeling opponent
- Running Single Leg High Knee: Bryan would Irish Whip his opponent to the turnbuckle. He would back off and run to the opponent, hitting a single high knee unto the opponent's face/head/chest.
Accolades and Championships
- NXT Tag Team Championship (Harper and Rowan) - 1 time
- WWE Intercontinental Championship (Luke Harper) - 1 time
- The Wyatt Family are comparable to the Manson Family, a criminal cult that was lead by Charles Manson.