If you heard the names Windham Rotunda, Jon Huber, Joseph Rudd, and Adam Scherr, you wouldn't think much about it. They are probably from a North American background, but honestly, we wouldn't spend time imagining the group of people who have those names. But what if we said Rotunda, Huber, Rudd and Scherr were a group of people that included one with a family lineage in wrestling, one that was born outside North America, one with a powerlifting background and one who competed in Japan? Or that they have all spent extensive time developing their skills inside and outside the ring? Many fans that follow the WWE may not know that Rotunda, Huber, Rudd and Scherr have gone by various aliases in the past. Today, they are none other than Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, Eric Rowan and Braun Strowman, The Wyatt Family.
During their time wrestling in independent promotions, Rotunda, Huber, Rudd and Scherr developed their skills and notoriety all over the world. They were being noticed, and it was only a matter of time before they transitioned from where they came from to the WWE. Once the opportunity presented itself, The Wyatt Family was born.
Rotunda, Huber, Rudd and Scherr's careers certainly have seen their ups and downs. Much like anyone else's career that undergoes a change, the travels of the individual members of The Wyatt Family from promotion to promotion led them to go to a number of different of places all over the world. Today, the wrestlers who are as menacing as they are savvy on the microphone have gotten noticed. We give you 13 things you probably didn't know about Bray Wyatt and The Wyatt Family.
12 Bray Wyatt's family lineage in wrestling dates back three generations
11 Wyatt had an extensive amateur wrestling and collegiate football career
10 Wyatt was trained by his uncle
9 Who was Axel Mulligan?
8 Harper's career started off in backyard wrestling under the moniker Huberboy #2
7 Luke Harper was part of a Faction with a Former WWE World Heavyweight Champion in a previous promotion and also feuded with him during their time in the WWE
6 Rowan's ethnic origins acknowledged, previous football career and early training
5 One member competed under the name 'Thoruf Marius'
4 Braun Strowman is a member of the American Strongman Corporation
3 One member starred on a reality television program
2 A member of the faction was in the WWE Performance Center for two years and never competed on television for NXT
1 Wyatt's relationship with his real life brother WAS acknowledged in NXT
There was a time in Florida Championship Wrestling where Bray Wyatt and his real brother were tied in their booking. While fans often discuss the Rotundas' relationship, but there was a time when the relationship was featured while they were developing their skills. In 2011, Rotunda was caught in a feud alongside his brother Bo, current WWE wrestler Bo Dallas, who was the Florida Championship Wrestling Heavyweight champion. It was during this time that the Rotunda brothers took part in a feud with Damien Sandow and former FCW talent Lucky Cannon. Also, during their time together in developmental, Wyatt expressed how unhappy he was with Bo's onscreen girlfriend Aksana. Fans will often make comparisons as to the success of the brothers in the promotion. So while Bo achieved a great deal of success and notoriety in FCW and later in NXT as their heavyweight champion, it has been Bray that has been elevated in WWE being one of the most haunting characters the company has seen in recent memory.
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