WWE Payback 2013: Could the Wyatt Family Debut at the PPV Event?

SMG@sethguttAnalyst IIJune 14, 2013

Will we finally see the Wyatt Family at WWE Payback? (photo courtesy of wrestlingnewsworld.com)
Will we finally see the Wyatt Family at WWE Payback? (photo courtesy of wrestlingnewsworld.com)

With WWE Payback just a few days away and the Wyatt Family vignettes airing on a regular basis, it would be a logical time for the group to make their main roster debut.

Last November, The Shield—Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns—made its debut on the main roster at Survivor Series when it attacked Ryback. The Shield’s appearance at Survivor Series was much less expected, though. With the Wyatt Family’s vignettes airing each week on Raw, fans can expect Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper and Erick Rowan to appear on WWE TV anytime now.

Although it won’t be as shocking as The Shield’s debut, the Wyatt Family can certainly make an immediate impact in the same way The Shield did. The Wyatt Family can interfere in the Ryback and John Cena WWE title match and immediately be promoted to a main spot on the card. However, Wyatt and company may be a better fit if they make their appearance in a different match.

When you look at Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper and Erick Rowan, you probably notice a similar look. In the video promos, the Wyatt Family is in the forest surrounded by nature. They each have long beards and dress like homeless nomads.

Do these descriptions remind you of a current Superstar on the WWE roster? Daniel Bryan, perhaps?

Bryan is on another hot streak since losing the WWE Tag Team titles last month at Extreme Rules. He is acting more aggressive and although he remains a babyface, he still reminds me of the Daniel Bryan from late 2011 and 2012.

The Wyatt Family most likely would not want to join forces with Bryan, though. Bryan is a babyface, while the Wyatt Family appears to be a trio of heels. However, a feud between the two sides would be very intriguing.  Bryan seems to be headed to bigger things, while the Wyatt Family wouldn’t be able to lose their first feud.

This may also remind you of Ryback and The Shield’s situation. Ryback was on his way to being pushed as a top WWE babyface, while The Shield was beginning its undefeated streak. It ended up hurting Ryback’s momentum and he has yet to reach that level ever since. He is currently feuding with WWE champion John Cena but has not been awarded the top prize.

That would be an issue with a feud between the Wyatt Family and Bryan. It would be difficult to push both in the feud.

Perhaps a better solution would be to have the Wyatt Family interfere in another match or just simply make an appearance. As the first stage of hell that John Cena and Ryback will take part in is a lumberjack match, so Wyatt, Harper and Rowan could be the final three lumberjacks.

Should the Wyatt Family make a big impact like The Shield did at Survivor Series? Or should they simply make an appearance as lumberjacks in the WWE title match?

Regardless, WWE Payback would be a great opportunity for fans to see the Wyatt Family on a WWE pay-per-view for the first time. Perhaps Bray Wyatt would like to get payback on Randy Orton for punting him in the head and sending him back to FCW. Then again, it was at that time that he was repackaged and became Bray Wyatt, so it resulted in being a blessing in disguise.


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