Bray Wyatt Won’t Return To Former Gimmick Due To Brodie Lee’s Death
Bray Wyatt has discussed the one gimmick he doesn’t want to ever return to because of the death of his former stablemate, Brodie Lee.
The Wyatt Family originally featured Wyatt, Lee (then known as Luke Harper), and Erick Rowan as a cultish trio and began life on NXT. The trio caused a sensation when they were called up to the main roster and for some time went from strength to strength.
The group inevitably split up and reformed at different times and even added Braun Strowman as the Black Sheep of the Family when he made his WWE on-screen debut.
Brodie Lee left WWE in December 2019 and three months later made his AEW debut as ‘The Exalted One’ and leader of the Dark Order. However, tragedy struck in December 2020 when it was announced Lee had passed away following a battle with lung disease.
Speaking to Ryan Satin, Bray Wyatt explained that the original cult-leader incarnation of his character won’t be returning as he says it can’t exist without Brodie Lee:
“For me, the Hawaiian shirt, cult Bray, he can’t be without Brodie [Lee], to me, you know? So I can’t be that without Brodie. It’s just not the same. It’s disrespectful to my best friend. It just can’t be without him.”
Wyatt also gave his thoughts on yet another version of his character as he suggests The Fiend might not ever rear its head in WWE again.