Bray Wyatt Reveals Why The Fiend Would Never Fight CM Punk

Published 03/30/2021, 2:33 AM EDT
Professional Wrestling: WWE SummerSlam: Bray Wyatt (top) in action vs Finn Balor during match at Barclays Center. Brooklyn, NY 8/20/2017 CREDIT: Chad Matthew Carlson (Photo by Chad Matthew Carlson /Sports Illustrated via Getty Images) (Set Number: X161332 TK1 )


In 2011, CM Punk led a faction known as the New Nexus. Based on the previous group led by Wade Barrett, Punk took over the leadership of the faction after Wade was exiled.

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The former WWE Champion led a group consisting Mason Ryan, Michael McGillicutty (Curtis Axel), David Otunga and Husky Harris, now known as Bray Wyatt.

Former Husky Harris responds to CM Punk

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Husky Harris went from being CM Punk’s lackey in the Nexus to three-time World Champion, Bray Wyatt. The rise Wyatt saw within two years is monumental and is proof that WWE offers certain Superstars second chances.

During his Nexus days, CM Punk and Husky Harris had an uncomfortable encounter which served as an initiation. To join the Nexus, Harris had to receive whips from a leather belt from Punk and fellow Nexus members. Harris took the beating like a champ, although Punk might’ve used the young talent to let out his frustration.

With Bray Wyatt feuding with Randy Orton, he posted a cryptic tweet, citing iconic supervillain The Joker.

He also posted a video of Orton delivering a Punt Kick to Harris, despite Punk warning him not to. CM Punk had a witty response to Wyatt’s tweet, claiming he’s sorry for the ‘whipping incident’.

Wyatt responded to Punk’s tweet with a sweet reply, claiming Brodie Lee would hate to see them fight. Jon Huber, who passed away late last year, was Punk’s friend on the independent scene and a member of the Wyatt Family.

Evolution of Husky Harris aka, Bray Wyatt

In ten years, Windham Rotunda went from being a jobber to the stars, to one of the biggest stars in the WWE. Debuting in 2010 as a part of Wade Barrett’s Nexus, no one expected Husky Harris to have a bright future. For starters, his name was Husky Harris, and he had no discernable personality.

In 2013, WWE repackaged him as the eerie cult leader Bray Wyatt. Wyatt beat Kane in an inferno match at SummerSlam 2013, announcing his arrival in the big leagues. Within six months, he was facing the top stars of WWE in Daniel Bryan, John Cena and the Shield.

Wyatt would remain a main event talent but never tasted gold till 2016 when he and Randy Orton won the SmackDown Tag Team Championships. Although they lost the titles a month later, Wyatt shocked the world by pinning both John Cena and AJ Styles to become the WWE Champion.

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His run as champion failed and the Bray Wyatt character died a horrible death at the hands of Finn Balor and ‘Sister Abigail’. In 2019, the Firefly Funhouse vignettes began airing and Wyatt teased his new character, the Fiend. At SummerSlam 2019, the Fiend debuted and beat Finn Balor in dominant fashion.

Fast forward to 2021, the Fiend has faced and beaten WWE’s golden boy John Cena, Daniel Bryan, Braun Strowman and Seth Rollins. He now faces Randy Orton at WrestleMania 37 in a match that few would want to miss out on.

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Nathan Fulgado

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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