A former WWE name has stated that there were scrapped plans for her to join the Wyatt Family during her time with the company.
Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan (Redbeard), Luke Harper (Brodie Lee) and later Braun Strowman were a dominant faction during their time together in WWE.
Speaking on the Developmentally Speaking podcast, ex-NXT name Anya Zova stated that several stars pitched to have her act as their manager.
Noting that she later found out that there had been a pitch for her to join the Wyatt Family, she said:
“I mean, I was obviously always like a heel. A badass. A few wrestlers pitched me to work with them to be a valet.
“Brodus Clay (now Tyrus in the NWA) loved me. He wanted me to be one. But I’m like, ‘You already have two girls, you don’t need another girl.’
“We still tried it at a few local shows in Florida, which I appreciate. So he tried to help me because that’s how it happens, one big wrestler wants to bring you up and sees potential in you.
“And once I got released, I was talking to somebody from The Wyatt Family. So apparently, what they had in mind is they wanted me to do The Wyatt Family and make me white trash, which would be fun.
“I would love that. When I heard it — I’m trying to remember, was it Wyatt? I think it was Wyatt who told me that, he’s like, ‘Yeah. We wanted you to be part of it.’ That was their goal.
“I’m like, ‘Well, that would be fun.’ But it probably wasn’t meant to be.”
Zova signed with WWE in August 2012, and was let go by the company in May 2013, shortly after breaking her arm in a training session in early 2013.
Bray Wyatt is currently on an in-ring hiatus, and hasn’t wrestled since defeating LA Knight at a house show in February.
The latest update on Wyatt’s WWE status can be found right here.
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