WWE had a lot of options on the table when Bray Wyatt returned to the company. After an extended time off, the Eater of Worlds came back with plans in the works. Sadly, that didn’t pan out as the company wanted.

Bray Wyatt disappeared on the road to WrestleMania. He was in a feud with Bobby Lashley at the time, but then he vanished, ending everything that was in the works. Bobby Lashley won the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royale as a consolation, but an entire stable was apparently nixed too.

Sean Sapp noted behind Fightful’s paywall that Bray Wyatt’s absence called for cancelling huge plans. They were going to turn Wyatt’s Firefly Fun House into real-life people, as we have heard rumored about for a while.

There was recently a report that indicated that there were plans in 2019 for Eric Young and Mike Bennett to serve in a Bray Wyatt stable that would see his puppets come to life. As it turns out, there is actually some truth to that.


We’ve learned that prior to their WWE releases in 2020, there were pitches from Paul Heyman to have Mike Bennett and Eric Young involved with Bray Wyatt. However, the pitch made it to Bennett, but not Young. It ended up getting pitched more than once, including an idea for Mike Bennett to perform as Sister Abigail.

Though there was word in the report that the plans were canceled, but we’re told the pitches didn’t actually get that far. However there were more recent ones that did.

Eric Young’s creative in WWE would have likely put him in a pretty significant spot within the company.

Fightful Select reported that Eric Young requested and was granted his WWE release this spring, before serving out his non-compete clause and returning to IMPACT Wrestling at Slammiversary. Despite never appearing for WWE after signing in November, there were creative plans in order for him.

Young was to be involved in a new-style version of the Wyatt Family with both Bray Wyatt and Bo Dallas, who had been portraying Uncle Howdy on WWE TV. We’re told the creative plans were set in January, and would have kicked off after WrestleMania. However, Bray Wyatt was sidelined with an undisclosed illness, and neither he and Bo Dallas have yet to return to television. By the time the angle would have started, Young asked for his release, citing moral and creative reasons tied to working with Vince McMahon as a reason he wanted to leave.

It was also noted that, “there were also pitches for Alexa Bliss to join before her maternity leave, which were nixed when it was obvious she wouldn’t be around for all of 2023.”

The fabled Wyatt6 faction likely won’t happen at all. Only time will tell when Bray Wyatt returns to the company, but it doesn’t look like he’s getting that stable.

Bray Wyatt’s return to WWE could bring a lot of business for the company. Would it move the needle for you? Sound off in the comments to let us know what you think!

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