A New ‘Wyatt Family’ Was Reportedly In The Works For Bray Wyatt

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Bray Wyatt may have had a new family if it wasn’t for his recent absence from WWE.

Fightful Select is reporting that while we saw the introduction of Uncle Howdy to Bray Wyatt‘s most recent return, another name may have found himself in the fold. Eric Young was slated to play a significant role with Wyatt and Uncle Howdy, who was being portrayed by Wyatt’s legitimate brother, Bo Dallas.

Young was re-signed by WWE in November 2022 following his initial exit from the company in 2020. Although he had yet to even appear on television, he, along with Wyatt and Dallas, were penciled in to be a new version of The Wyatt Family. Alexa Bliss was also pitched for the new family, but her maternity leave put a stop to all that.

The seeds of a new Wyatt Family, were going to be planted in build for WrestleMania 39 and then start going in motion following the event, but by the time those plans were set to occur, Young already asked for his release and Wyatt was gone with an undisclosed illness. Young said that his request for a release was due to moral and creative reasons of working with the now returning WWE Chairman, Vince McMahon. He just made his return to IMPACT Wrestling over the weekend at Slammiversary.

Original Plans For Bray Wyatt’s ‘New’ Wyatt Family

Believe it or not, but Eric Young was reportedly planned for a previous version of a Wyatt Family return. Back before the pandemic, Paul Heyman made pitches for both young and AEW’s Mike Bennett to be Bray’s Firefly Funhouse puppets come to life. Fightful Select states that while the pitch was made to Bennett, it never reached Young, but the former was reported to portray a live-action version of Sister Abigail.