Wrestling: The Wyatt Family
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"I have no... followers. I only have 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, but 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! The world is deteriorating between their toes, and they do nothing about it. They only stand there. They whisper and wonder but 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. The Wyatt Family
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is a professional wrestling stable consisting of Bray Wyatt
(real name Windham Rotunda), and his followers Luke Harper
(real name Jon Huber) and Erick Rowan
(real name Joseph Ruud). Their gimmick is somewhat hard to describe, but think of the hillbillies from Deliverance
mixed with a creepy Charles Manson-esque cult. Wyatt himself has a bit of Max Cady from Cape Fear
and the mannerisms of a Southern bayou preacher. They are a very dark, creepy bunch with an ominous presence enhanced by Wyatt's incredible mic skills and hypnotic charisma. They debuted on the July 8, 2013 edition of Monday Night Raw attacking Kane
and injuring him. Since then, they have engaged in a number of feuds, including mid-late 2014 storylines with John Cena
, The Usos
and Chris Jericho
In late 2014, after being absent for approximately two months, Bray Wyatt revealed, through pre-recorded vignettes, that Erick Rowan and Luke Harper had been "set free," effectively disbanding the group and sending all three into singles competition. Wyatt retained all the qualities of his entrance (the theme, lantern, "I'm here" pre-intro, and the rocking chair), and Rowan and Harper were given their own themes respectively.
While they were portrayed as heels during their time together, they won the fans over with their charisma and their unique gimmick. They were cheered often, and fans typically turn on their cell phone flashes, and wave them as if they were lighters, when they make their entrance for a match.
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