Arn Anderson On Why Bray Wyatt “Doesn’t Get Enough Credit” For Creative Contributions

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Arn Anderson praised the late Bray Wyatt as a creative genius.

On August 24th, the world was shocked to learn that Windham Rotunda, better known to wrestling fans as Bray Wyatt, had tragically passed away at the age of 36 as the result of a heart attack.

Speaking on the latest edition of ARN, WWE Hall of Famer Arn Anderson reflected on Wyatt’s legacy, praising him for his creativity in reinventing himself after his time as Husky Harris in The Nexus.

“After they shut the Nexus down and everybody kind of went their own way, … Bray Wyatt’s [character] was not created in a booking meeting. He created all that, you know? And I don’t think he gets enough credit for the fact that he created that character. I’m sure he had a lot to do with [Erick Rowan’s] and [Luke Harper’s] character development.”

Arn Anderson Compared Bray Wyatt To Terry Funk

When it comes to Wyatt’s cult leader persona, Anderson made multiple comparisons, first mentioning Charles Manson.

“That’s a 300-pound Charles Manson. That’s what I get from that character.”

Anderson also likened Wyatt to the charismatic and murderous character of Max Cady, portrayed by Robert De Niro in the film Cape Fear. He went on to liken Wyatt to the late Terry Funk, who passed away just one day before Wyatt on August 23rd.

“[Wyatt was a] great athlete underneath that 300 pounds. He could move around that ring. And the character — he had it so down. Again, that’s another one of those guys — very Terry Funk-ish.”

h/t WrestlingInc