Bray Wyatt doesn’t wants to be considered a “legacy.”
Wyatt talked to the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal in advance of a WWE live event Monday. While the third generation wrestler appreciates his heritage, he wants to be known for himself and his accomplishments.
"I don't really view myself as a legacy. I am my own thing. When I was a child, all I wanted to do was get here some day at some point because I had so much to say and things I wanted to accomplish. Not because someone before me did, but because I had my own message," Wyatt said.
Wyatt comes from a family of wrestlers. His grandfather was the late Blackjack Mulligan. Irwin R. Schyster (Mike Rotunda) is his father. Barry Windham is his uncle. His brother is current WWE superstar and former NXT Champion Bo Dallas.
As a child, Wyatt had a distorted view of the world. His wrestling heritage made his young mind think everyone was in the sports entertainment business.
“When I was a child, I thought everyone was a wrestler. I thought when you went to work, you went to go wrestle. It was weird hearing kids talk trash about your family from what they see on television, but it kind of molded me and made me what I am today – thick-skinned."
Although he has yet to win a title on the main roster, Wyatt is confident in his ability and his character,
"I am the most shock and awe product there is today. It's a strange vibe when I come out. I'm different than anything else out there. It's violence and wildness."