Mike Bennett Claims He Was In Line To Play Sister Abigail

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If the former Mike Kanellis is to be believed, he was set to play a "live action" version of Sister Abigail, as part of Bray Wyatt's surreal universe.

Speaking with Metro, Mike Bennett claimed that in 2019, Vince McMahon wanted Wyatt to have more "human" followers, and that Bennett was tabbed to play Sister Abigail "come to life". And he wouldn't have been the only wrestler helping bring a Wyatt creation to life.

"Early on when Bray Wyatt turned into The Fiend, Vince was always high on having Bray lead a group for some reason – he always wanted him to lead a group," Bennett said. "We were about a week away from making it happen where me and Eric Young were gonna be part of Bray Wyatt’s group. We were gonna actually be – they were gonna bring to life the puppets. Each puppet was gonna represent an actual person. I don’t remember, there were talks that I was gonna be Sister Abigail and Eric Young was gonna be a buzzard.

"It was one of those things where, ‘You guys will play these characters.’ He’s portraying them as the puppets [in the Firefly Fun House], but then they’ll come to life."

Of course, the plan never came to fruition.

Adds Bennett, "I thought it was really cool, I was ready to sink my teeth into it. But then like most stuff there, right before it happens they’re like, ‘Oh yeah, we’re not doing that anymore.’ You’re like, ‘Oh, oh OK cool. That would have been a really cool spot but I guess I’ll go sit in catering.’"

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