Tom Casiello says WWE's writers considered having Kaitlyn brainwashed by Bray Wyatt.
Tom Casiello worked on WWE's writing staff for about five years, ending in December 2016. During that time he mostly worked with the female members of the roster and feuds involving personal issues which he contributed to his soap opera background. In an interview on The Agenda Podcast, Casiello revealed when Kaitlyn was finishing her feud with AJ Lee, the writing staff pitched a storyline about her joining the Wyatt Family.
"We had discussed, and she was down with this, we had discussed Kaitlyn being the first female member of the Wyatt family," said Casiello. "The idea was that after the Big E thing, the AJ thing, and all of that. She's left with nothing. She has no title, she has no best friend, and she has no boyfriend. She's got nothing and she's outside alone the arena one night. You see someone behind her like 'hello, Kaitlyn' then a scream and you have the black. Two months later, she shows up as zombie Kaitlyn Wyatt," he continued.
Casiello said one reason the story did not happen was the writing team realized the abduction of Kaitlyn could be misinterpreted. The story was also to include Kaitlyn eventually betraying Bray Wyatt during a match according to Casiello. He also clarified Kaitlyn would not have been Sister Abigail but just another member of the Wyatt Family.
"When I was there, there were no plans to make anyone Sister Abigail," said Casiello. "Sister Abigail was this cryptic, mysterious thing Bray talked about. There was never going to be a Sister Abigail. Now since I left, they have changed that," he added.
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