Speaking in a new interview, Erick Rowan has discussed why Bo Dallas never joined the Wyatt Family during his time in WWE.
Erick Rowan, also known as Erick Redbeard, was synonymous with the Wyatt Family during his WWE career. While he occasionally moved away from the faction, his cult leader master, Bray Wyatt was never too far away.
During their time together Rowan, Luke Harper, (Brodie Lee) and Bray Wyatt faced off against the biggest stars that WWE had to offer, including John Cena and The Shield. While the Wyatt Family were tearing across WWE, Wyatt’s real-life brother, Bo Dallas was also ploughing his own furrow on WWE’s main roster.
As Dallas struggled for momentum on both RAW and SmackDown many fans clamoured for the former NXT Champion to join forces with his brother. However, the union was never to be, with the Wyatt clan breaking up in 2017, before Dallas was released on April 15th 2021.
In conversation with SK Wrestling, Erick Rowan commented on why the brother’s never appeared together on TV. Rowan said there were never any plans for one simple reason.
“No. Because it’s a character, not real life.”
Elsewhere in the conversation, Rowan recalled how the group initially came together in NXT.
“It started with the characters that Bray Wyatt had with the white shirts, stuff like that. Then he did some sort of vignettes with Dusty, and it was completely kind of a different thing, and then, when they finally decided to kind of go with it, I know Brodie was going to be like the first son of, you know, Bray. He was just called the first son, and he was on NXT for a couple of weeks, and NXT had started separating itself from main roster stuff to being its own entity and show. Then like, maybe three days before because we had done things backstage, like, I tried different promos with them, but like I would wear different masks, no masks, jammer bottoms, I didn’t know what I was going to wear. It was like two days before one of the NXT tapings; they were like, ‘Okay, you are going to be the second son of Bray, which was funny because we were older than him. But it’s funny, and it just kind of evolved from there with the rocking chairs and all that stuff.”
At present the only member of the spooky faction still with WWE is Bray Wyatt under his guise as ‘The Fiend.’ Harper left the company in late 2019 before going on to join AEW, while Rowan was released in May 2020. Braun Strowman, who also had a fairly brief association with the group was released on June 2nd 2021.
H/t to Sportskeeda for the transcription.