Bray Wyatt

Mar 6, 2010 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Real name: Windham Lawrence Rotunda
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 295 lbs.
Date of birth: May 23, 1987
Hometown: Brooksville, Florida
Pro debut: 2009
Trained by: FCW/NXT
Finishing move: Sister Abigail


– Rotunda made his FCW debut in February 2009, competing as ‘Tank Mulligan’. He went through several changes of ring name before settling on ‘Duke Rotundo’ to team with brother Bo
– On April 9, 2009, Rotundo made his TV debut, defeating Jon Cutler
– On June 18, 2009, Rotundo & Vic Adams fought FCW Tag Team Champions The DudeBusters (Caylen Croft & Trent Barreta) to a double countout
– On July 9, 2009, The Rotundos defeats FCW Tag Team Champions The DudeBusters by DQ
– On July 23, 2009, The Rotundos defeated Justin Gabriel & Kris Logan to win the FCW Tag Team Titles
– On August 13, 2009, The Rotundos defeated Dylan Klein & Vance Archer to retain the FCW Tag Team Titles
– On October 23, 2009, The Rotundos defeated Donny Marlow & Jimmy Uso to retain the FCW Tag Team Titles
– On November 12, 2009, The Rotundos defeated Curt Hawkins & Heath Slater to retain the FCW Tag Team Titles
– On June 1, 2010, Rotunda (as Husky Harris) was announced as a competitor on NXT Season 2, with Cody Rhodes as his mentor
– One week later, Harris made his NXT debut, teaming with Rhodes in a loss to MVP & Percy Watson
– On August 17, 2010, Harris was eliminated from NXT, placing equal 3rd
– In early October 2010, Harris began competing on Smackdown house shows
– At Hell In A Cell 2010, a disguised Harris interfered in the John Cena-Wade Barrett match, securing a win for Barrett
– The next night on Raw, Harris’ identity was revealed
– On October 18, 2010, Harris & Michael McGillicutty were defeated by John Cena & Randy Orton. The pre-match stipulation stated that they would be inducted into Nexus if they won
– One week later, Harris & McGillicutty were inducted into The Nexus anyway!
– In January 2011, CM Punk took over The Nexus from Wade Barrett, forcing Harris to go through another initiation
– On January 31, 2011, Harris & McGillicutty lost to Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov. Following the match, Harris was punted in the head by Randy Orton. He was sent back to FCW without making another televised appearance
– On March 18, 2011, Rotunda debuted a new character, ‘Axel Mulligan’. Unfortunately, it was not a success and he soon reverted to ‘Husky Harris’
– On September 1, 2011, Harris defeated Big E Langston to qualify for the FCW Heavyweight Title finals match, but lost a 4-Way to Leo Kruger
– On February 2, 2012, Harris & Bo Rotundo defeated Brad Maddox & Eli Cottonwood to win the vacant FCW Tag Team Titles. The pair defeated Antonio Cesaro & Alexander Rusev that same night to retain the titles
– In March 2012, Rotunda debuted a new character, ‘Bray Wyatt’
– On April 5, 2012, Wyatt made his televised debut, defeating Aiden English
– In July 2012, Wyatt formed ‘The Wyatt Family’ alongside Luke Harper & Erick Rowan
– On May 2, 2013, The Wyatt Family (Harper & Rowan) defeated Adrian Neville & Bo Dallas (subbing for the injured Oliver Grey) to win the NXT Tag Team Titles
– In May 2013, The Wyatt Family debuted on Raw via a vignette. These video packages continued over the next few weeks
– On July 8, 2013, The Wyatt Family made their Raw debut, attacking Kane. They assaulted R-Truth a week later
– At Summerslam ’13, Wyatt made his full in-ring debut, defeating Kane in a Ring of Fire Match
– At Battleground ’13, Wyatt defeated Kofi Kingston
– At TLC ’13, The Wyatt Family (Wyatt, Harper & Rowan) defeated Daniel Bryan in a Handicap Match
– On December 30, 2013, Daniel Bryan joined The Wyatt Family
– On January 13, 2014, Bryan left The Wyatt Family once more
– At Royal Rumble ’14, Wyatt defeated Daniel Bryan
– At Elimination Chamber ’14, The Wyatt Family defeated The Shield (Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose)
– At WrestleMania XXX, Wyatt was defeated by John Cena
– At Extreme Rules ’14, Wyatt defeated John Cena
– At Payback ’14, Wyatt was defeated by John Cena in a No-DQ Match
– At Battleground ’14, Wyatt was defeated by Chris Jericho
– At Summerslam ’14, Wyatt defeated Chris Jericho
– On September 8, 2014, Wyatt defeated Chris Jericho in a Cage Match
– In late-September, vignettes aired which suggested the breakup of The Wyatt Family
– At TLC ’14, Wyatt defeated Dean Ambrose in a TLC Match
– In early 2015, Wyatt began a ‘feud’ with The Undertaker
– At WrestleMania 31, Wyatt was defeated by The Undertaker
– At Payback ’15, Wyatt defeated Ryback
– In the summer of 2015, Wyatt began feuding with Roman Reigns
– At Battleground ’15, Wyatt defeated Reigns after an assist from Luke Harper, apparently signalling the reformation of The Wyatt Family
– At Night of Champions ’15, The Wyatt Family (Wyatt, Harper & Braun Strowman) defeated Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose & Chris Jericho
– At TLC ’15, The Wyatt Family defeated The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von), Rhyno & Tommy Dreamer in an Elimination Tables Match
– The next night on Raw, The Wyatt Family defeated the former ECW stars in an Extreme Rules Match
– In the 2016 WWE draft, Wyatt was allocated to Smackdown
– At Battleground ’16, The Wyatt Family (Wyatt, Rowan & Strowman) defeated The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods)

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