Bray Wyatt just said what many wrestling fans were thinking after jobbing to The Rock and John Cena at WrestleMania 32.
In surprisingly frank comments to Sam Roberts on his show The Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast, the leader of the Wyatt Family stated plainly that WWE doesn’t know how to use him.
At first, the comments started innocuously enough with Bray Wyatt discussing their white-hot run leading up to WrestleMania 30.
Bray said he didn’t think when he and Luke Harper got their initial call-up from NXT “[WWE] really understood what they had.”
“Like, we knew the NXT crowd had responded so well to us and they kind of like attached themselves to us and when we came up here [to WWE’s main roster], we, never in a million years, thought it was going to explode the way it did. And it did. It exploded,” Wyatt said, adding that it was a “right place at the right time” sort of thing and that their uniqueness may have been hard to approach for WWE Creative.
Bray acknowledged that his clan’s promos, their look, and their surprising movements to be such big guys were confusing. Harmless enough. But then, he uttered the line that had many Bray Wyatt (and Wyatt Family fans) nodding approval while simultaneously fearing WWE will bury them even more than they already have.
“Like, I don’t think anyone expected us to be so complete. And they still don’t know how to use what we are.”
Not only that, but Bray Wyatt also had some less-than-pleased words concerning his recruitment into NEXUS and his use as Husky Harris, calling his treatment being “thrown away like a piece of trash.”
“I was thrown away like a piece of trash and instead of feeling sorry for myself, which is very like me to do, I would imagine, I got so angry and so frustrated at the world and the end has come to everything around me that, like, that’s where this all came from. And it’s almost like I need, I need these valleys, yeah, because they help me create.”
By criticizing the Husky gimmick, Bray wasn’t necessarily saying anything that would get him into trouble. After all, stars have openly criticized their old gimmicks before. Just listen to “Stone Cold” Steve Austin’s thoughts on the Ringmaster.
But Bray Wyatt dared to also bring in the present, implying that right now he and his followers are going through another set of valleys.
This is an open disdain for how he and Braun Strowman, Erick Rowan, and Luke Harper are being used, and it hit its pinnacle at Sunday night’s show when Rowan took a pinfall from The Rock in a six-second match, right before John Cena came out for a two-on-three beatdown with the Wyatt Family coming out the losing end.
It was the lowest point yet for Bray Wyatt and his clan. While they came back the next night to lay waste to the League of Nations, the damage had already been done. Now many are calling for a face turn to freshen up the characters and Monday night’s attack could be the start of that. But for Bray, that may not be the way to go either.
“We never need to have any titles,” he said. “We never need to feud with anyone. We should just come out every show, just 20 Wyatts and just mutilate someone for no reason because that’s who we are.”
What do you think about the comments of Bray Wyatt here, readers? Is he flirting with disaster, or is he in a spot now where there is little left to lose? Sound off in the comments section.
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