The Bray Wyatt character, played by the supremely talented Windham Rotunda, could be the most fascinating wrestler we've seen in WWE in many years. His gimmick is creepy crawly, his voice is dark and haunting, and his general presence is downright scary.
But it's his entrance theme that could be the best part about him.
Typically, wrestlers called up to the main roster on Raw and SmackDown go through gimmick changes that include ditching most of what made them unique down in NXT. That's slowly started to change, and Wyatt is one of the few who got called up and saw the character he so expertly portrays remain unscathed.
They didn't redo a thing. That includes his awesomely ominous entrance music.
But what's the story behind it? The Charlotte Observer uncovered it all with a great read on a songwriter named Mark Crozer who had been uploading his music to licensing websites in the hopes it would be used on TV. One such song was one he called "Broken Out in Love." When Rotunda went looking for a theme to fit his Wyatt character, he found it and the rest is history.
From the story:
"As soon as I heard the bass line of this one a spark happened. It was magic. He was able to capture a mood in a melody. The mood is very eerie. The song and Bray Wyatt come together so well because Bray is an enigma."
WWE bought the copyright to the song and renamed it "Live In Fear". Beyond that, Crozer could very well find himself doing more work for the company in the future.
If he can duplicate the success he had with Wyatt's theme, I don't think anyone is going to complain about that fact.