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Bray Wyatt Talks Building A Legacy In WWE, Working With The Undertaker, Early NXT Days & More

Bray Wyatt’s one of the most interesting characters in present day WWE. He’s also somebody that doesn’t do a lot of media interviews where he breaks kayfabe because he likes to stay in character more than most of the guys on the roster. It’s understandable because Wyatt’s a mysterious character that isn’t like anybody else in WWE right now. Every once in a while he does an interview

Here are some comments from an interview he did with WKYC NBC Cleveland to promote the WWE Fastlane pay-per-view event tonight.

On The Early Days of NXT:

“I feel like we needed NXT. NXT also really needed the Wyatts. I don’t really believe anyone else can say that, maybe Seth (Rollins), but for a while, the Wyatt Family and Seth Rollins were NXT. We were on all the shows. We were on every show, two, three segments. It’s something we can really hang our hat on, and when the history of NXT comes out 20 years from now, the first thing out of their mouths character-wise was the Wyatt Family. To me, especially during that time, I was so hungry and I just wanted it so bad that I would just go off into these crazy tangents and, ‘Who knows what he was going to say’ or ‘What he was going to do when I had that type of vibe,’ and the people responded. That’s how we knew we had something real legitimate.”

On Fans Reacting To His Entrance:

“It’s a feeling unlike anything else. It’s so self-rewarding because they did that. I never once came out and said, ‘Hey, it’d be cool if y’all held up your lights when I come out and make this cool-looking thing.’ They did it on their own, and they started calling themselves the fireflies on their own. It’s just like this crazy reward that I get to be able to walk out there every night and know that they did this because they appreciate what I’m doing. It’s an honor, man. It really is.”

On Facing The Undertaker:

“Just being around Undertaker, I don’t even know how to explain it. There’s really not words. He’s that amazing. He’s ‘The Phenom.’ Just being around him and seeing how he handles himself and when he’s out there, how frightening he can be, it was a privilege. It’s something I’ll take with me the rest of my life, not just in wrestling, but through all facets of life. When you look at Undertaker, that was my mecca. The top of the mountain for me was to face the Undertaker at WrestleMania, and now that I’ve already done that, I have so much more to give now.”

On His Goals In WWE:

“I want to win the title. I want to win the Royal Rumble. I want to do those types of things, and really cement my legacy so that one day, you’re sitting here with a young kid and it was an honor to be able to face me at WrestleMania. That’s what I want. That’s how I want my legacy to be.”

Really good interview. I think it’s awesome that he has such huge goals for himself and that’s the way that you have to be in the wrestling business. He’s 28 years old with a future as bright as anybody in WWE. He’s definitely a guy they are going to build around for the next decade. I look forward to seeing how far he can go in his wrestling career going forward.

You can watch the full interview below.