Rumors have surfaced that we could be seeing the Wyatt Family reunion take place at Payback tonight. WWE set up the story with Luke Harper and Erick Rowan over the last couple of weeks. Neither guy has a match on the pay per view, so this could be how they get utilized. A reunion would give Bray Wyatt more momentum, especially since fans have been wanting the trio back together. It also protects Ryback, who will likely take the loss tonight.
May 17, 2015
There was a point in time where Erick Rowan and Luke Harper were receiving some of the biggest reactions from the live audience. Now, the reaction is close to dead when they come out to the arena. Rumors have it that WWE will have them initially teaming up with one another to gauge how the fans will react to them. If the connection is still not strong, then the front office will consider putting them back together with Bray Wyatt.
May 9, 2015
On the latest episode of Smackdown, Erick Rowan turned heel by attacking Fandango after he lost a match to Luke Harper. The heel turn was set up by a false stare down between the two former Wyatt Family members. The reason for the move is because management really had nothing for Rowan to do. Harper had a little momentum, but it wasn't anything major. The decision to put them back together should provide depth to the tag team division.
May 7, 2015
On the latest episode of Smackdown, Bray Wyatt had a moment with Erick Rowan after winning the match. That has led to speculations from within the internet wrestling community about a possible Wyatt Family reunion. That is actually an idea that has been discussed, as the front office feels that Rowan has not been able to connect with the audience whatsoever. Luke Harper has a little connection, but it's not enough to take him to the top of WWE.
April 12, 2015
Rumors have surfaced that there was a point in time where WWE considered the possibility of having Luke Harper be without his beard. It was most likely around the time where the creative department decided to split him apart from Bray Wyatt and Erick Rowan. Fortunately, the front office opted to not do the drastic gimmick change because it would have totally changed his character. A change in the future is still a possibility.
March 22, 2015
WWE was really hoping that they ha stumbled upon a good idea when they started promoting the fact that Erick Rowan had a high IQ. The hope was that it would help him connect more with the audience if they didn't think of him as just being a drone for Bray Wyatt. Unfortunately, though, that has done little for the character, as much of the audience remains lackadaisical towards Rowan. Management might need to tweak up his character more.
March 22, 2015
There is a very good chance now that Erick Rowan might be going back to the dark side very soon. Since the creative department is unable to come up with a standalone story line for the guy, there are talks that WWE could pull out a heel turn for Rowan. The belief is that he could be paired back up against with Luke Harper, another performer that is neglected by the writers. They would be utilized to provide tremendous depth to the tag team division.
February 27, 2015
In the opening match of Fast Lane, Seth Rollins, Kane and Big Show were able to successfully get the win over Dolph Ziggler, Ryback and Erick Rowan. Ziggler was caught up with the Big Red Machine in the corner when Show came flying from the floor with the knockout punch. WWE might have made a mistake in going with this match to start the show because the audience started dying out in parts. The Authority assaulted the baby faces afterwards.
February 22, 2015
While a main event push does not appear to be in the works for him any time soon, Erick Rowan is receiving serious considerations for a highly coveted spot at Wrestlemania. It is all just a matter of management being able to come up with something for him that will interest the fans. It is believed that a potential match against Kane has been discussed backstage. The Authority story line would be utilized as the basis of the feud and the match.
January 22, 2015