Bray Wyatt is the bone-chilling phenom of WWE’s New Era. He leaves the audience in a state of awe with every well-crafted performance. Before Bray makes his way towards the ring, the arena goes dark and a sea of followers lift up lighters and glowing cellphones. The fans are his fireflies, and he is the “Eater of Worlds” who will save them from the enslavement of their lives.
Wyatt is a former WWE World Champion. He defended this coveted prize against “The Viper” Randy Orton in one of WrestleMania 33’s marquee match-ups. Bray has led an outstanding career in WWE, and has certainly earned his spot as the overlord of WWE’s blue brand. But how much money has the “New Face of Fear” accumulated over the years?
Bray Wyatt’s Net Worth as of 2017: $850 Thousand
Wyatt is closing in fast on his first million. He’s a fresh face in the main event scene, whose stock is only increasing. Bray has certainly earned his spot, clawing his way to the top ever since the early days of NXT. Now, he’s at the top of the mountain with the crown jewel of WWE. His larger-than-life persona captivates the masses, with a breath-taking entrance only second to The Undertaker. Bray will take one step closer towards immortality this Sunday at WrestleMania. Let’s take a look at Wyatt’s wild ride to the top of the industry.
2009 – 2011
Bray first broke into the pro wrestling business at 21-years-old. He had just left college, 27 credits shy of his bachelor’s degree. It’s usually not a smart move to quit on a college education, but Wyatt had some serious connections with WWE. Both his father and grandfather had legendary careers inside the squared circle, and Bray hoped to follow in their footsteps.
The third-generation superstar quickly made an impact on WWE’s development territory FCW. He won the FCW Florida Tag Team Championships with his younger brother Bo Dallas, and held onto the gold for roughly four months. WWE officials were obviously impressed with Bray because in June 2010, he was called-up for the second season of NXT.
He was given the name Husky Harris, but he wouldn’t let a crappy name hold him down. He impressed WWE officials even more with his mic skills, claiming himself to be an army tank with a Ferrari engine. At WWE Hell in a Cell 2010, Harris made his first appearance on live television, as he interfered in the main event between John Cena and the leader of the Nexus Wade Barrett.
Husky would soon join the infamous Nexus faction. But his role was very limited. He was merely background fodder in the group, as WWE writers turned the promising NXT standout into a one-dimensional henchman. Once Nexus lost steam, he was sent back to FCW to hone his craft.
2011 – 2014
The ambitious rookie worked hard in the minor leagues, developing his character until he struck gold with Bray Wyatt. In April 2012, The Eater of Worlds was born. He led a cult in NXT, which spilled onto WWE television in the summer of 2013.
The Wyatt Family made their WWE debut on the July 8th episode of Monday Night Raw. On that night, Bray arrived with his loyal minions Luke Harper and Erick Rowan to assault “The Demon” Kane. And at SummerSlam 2013, Wyatt defeated Kane in a hellish “ring of fire” match.
Wyatt quickly rose to the forefront of WWE, feuding with top stars such as Daniel Bryan, CM Punk, and John Cena. By 2014, Bray found himself tapping at the door of WWE’s main event scene. He had already scored pin-fall victories over world champions like Cena and Bryan. He felt like he had the “whole wide world in his hands.”
2014 – Present
After Bray feuded with Cena, he clashed with Chris Jericho and Dean Ambrose. At this time, Wyatt set his family free and went off on his own. Bray was still vicious without his family by his side, as he racked up multiple wins against Ambrose in a street fight, an ambulance match, and an extremely brutal TLC encounter (definitely not tender loving care).
In early 2015, Bray set his sights on “The Deadman.” At WrestleMania 31, he fought The Undertaker, but came up empty-handed in their exchange. The defeated Wyatt then set his sights on dispatching Ryback. Roman Reigns was next on Wyatt’s path of mayhem. Roman and Bray would feud for much of the year, culminating inside a Hell in a Cell.
During this time, the Wyatt Family was back and even stronger than ever. Bray’s new henchmen Braun Strowman crushed every foe in sight, and Wyatt’s popularity seemed to increase every night. But an injury halted Bray’s momentum, putting him on the shelf for several months.
In June, Wyatt returned to wreck havoc on The New Day. In July, Bray was drafted to the SmackDown brand, where he feuded and formed an alliance with “The Viper” Randy Orton. Wyatt would defeat Orton at WWE No Mercy 2016. A few weeks later, The Viper would join forces with Bray and became the newest member of The Wyatt Family.
Wyatt had his first official taste of WWE gold alongside Randy, when they won the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championships at WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2016. Orton would go onto win the 2017 Royal Rumble, while Bray would win the WWE World Championship inside the Elimination Chamber two weeks later. Initially, Orton refused to fight his leader Bray at WrestleMania. But now, the fight is on between “The Viper” and “The Eater of Worlds.”
At WrestleMania 33, he lost the WWE World Championship to Orton. But I’m sure their feud is far from over.
Bray Wyatt is well on his way to a legendary career. He’ll most likely one day be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. But that’s many years and many millions away. We can only imagine Bray’s net worth when that day comes.