Background on The Wyatt Family Set to Make WWE Main Roster Debut

Nick Paglino

As seen on Raw last night, WWE ran a vignette for the debut of the Wyatt family, consisting of Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper and Erick Rowan. The three are considered top NXT talents at the moment, and Bray Wyatt used to compete on the NXT TV show and in the Nexus group as Husky Harris.

Luke Harper and Erick Rowan are currently the NXT Tag Team Champions, and Harper used to work for DGUSA under the ring name Brodie Lee, while Rowan worked for Pro Wrestling Noah as Thorus.

The Bray Wyatt character is said to be loosely based on Robert DeNiro's version of the Max Cady character in the '90's remake of "Cape Fear." The character also bears a resemblance to the WWE character Waylon Mercy, who was played by Dan Spivey back in 1995.

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