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Bray Wyatt reveals the inspiration for his character, reveals how Dusty Rhodes helped him

Bray Wyatt

The character of Bray Wyatt is considered one of the best in current WWE roster and a large credit of it goes to the masterful portrayal of the gimmick by Windham Rotunda, the man behind the persona.

In the latest WWE Book NXT: The Future is Now, Rotunda revealed the inspirations behind his character:

“Bray began with my real-life lunacy, I’ve always been an against-all-authority kind of child. I was a big fan of Rage Against the Machine, they were a big influence on my life as a child, so when I started working with Dusty Rhodes, I began losing my mind on a very real level. I became obsessed with this character.”

Later he also revealed how the late great Dusty Rhodes helped him with the development of his character:

“When Husky Harris failed on the main roster, he went all in with the Wyatt persona. I was going to jury duty in my hometown, and Dusty made me go to jury duty as Bray, Dusty told me, ‘This is the perfect exercise. Become Bray.’ I literally went to jury duty as Bray Wyatt. I was so immersed in the character that I didn’t break once. Obviously, I didn’t get picked for jury duty, but I had the white pants, Hawaiian shirt, the whole nine yards. There were no fragments of Husky Harris. Husky Harris was dead, and he was to stay dead. I was Bray Wyatt. We were one.”

Thanks to Reddit user Suplex-City for transcript.

  • MindTricked

    I don’t know about you, but I want to see Bray Wyatt on a jury.