Bray Wyatt Is Going To Main Event WrestleMania, He Doesn't Care What John Cena Thinks And He Doesn't Need The Wyatt Family Anymore Either

On Talking Smack Tuesday night, in a segment that you can watch above, John Cena said that he and AJ Styles are on a level above the other competitors in the Elimination Chamber WWE Championship match. A level above Dean Ambrose, Baron Corbin, The Miz and Bray Wyatt.

Bray Wyatt, in an interview with USA Today's "For The Win," had something to say about that:

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"I don't care about what he thinks or who's clicking on what cylinder," began Wyatt with a derisive laugh. "It's about who walks out of the Chamber alive. What he says means absolutely nothing to me. Whoever wins can go on and headline Wrestlemania. That's all I'm worried about. I'm not concerned about how he and AJ are doing."

Bray also talked about how the Wyatt Family has been evolving in recent months.

"Randy Orton said something this week and stuck in my head — he said in order to stay on top of the food chain, one must evolve. I think that's exactly what I've done. Ever since I got here, I've gotten more vicious, I've gotten bigger, I've gotten stronger.

"The Wyatt Family has petered in numbers, but I don't feel like I need them anymore. I don't feel like I ever needed them and I certainly didn't need Luke Harper. Going forward, this is all about me. You have to evolve to survive here. I feel like I've grown in every single way as an entity, as a god. I'm looking forward to that coming to fruition."

Bray spoke about how, in the past, he had felt that the WWE didn't know how to use the Wyatt Family properly. That's changed, he says.

“I had those issues (with the company) and those issues have been moments that made me a better person. That’s the reality of the situation. I am going to headline WrestleMania, and I don’t care who knows it or who’s afraid of it. That’s what it’s going to be.”

That's a lot of confidence coming from a guy who had a program with Brock Lesnar yanked out from under him around this time last year and who didn't even have a match at Mania last year, instead opting for a promo with The Rock who called him fat.

Some might say that Bray Wyatt deserves to be a little miffed at the WWE for cooling him off after his red hot runs against Daniel Bryan and John Cena a few years ago. But Bray doesn't look at it that way:

“That’s on me. I’m not going to sit here and blame anyone else or point the finger. It’s on me to step up. I don’t want to sit back 20 years from now and say I wish I had done something now. My mind is in the right place and I know what I have to do. This is the Era of Wyatt. I know it. Everyone else knows it. Now it’s time to deliver.”

You can read the full interview with the self-proclaimed future main eventer of WrestleMania 33 by clicking here.

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