Reliable backstage sources revealed that Bray Wyatt, best known as a maniacal hillbilly cultist, will be repackaged as a tax collector as part of World Wrestling Entertainment’s new effort to make focus on “reality-based” characters.
Wyatt will debut this Sunday at WWE Fastlane, just in time for tax season, as “Irwin R. Schyster Jr.” as an homage to a wrestler from the 1990s, with whom Wyatt bears an uncanny — practically biological — resemblance.
Rather than torment his opponents with cryptic psychological warfare, as he has done since 2012, Wyatt will carry a briefcase of legal documents and warn opponents about the dangers of not paying their taxes.
Other former members of the so-called Wyatt Family will receive similar make-overs. Erick Rowan, for example, will be repackaged as Berzerker 2.0, and Luke Harper will become Luke “The Dumpster” Droese.
Bo Dallas, meanwhile, will re-debut as an arrogant stock trader, Michael Wallstreet Jr.