Special effects and makeup artist Jason Baker has shared some interesting behind-the-scenes footage of an unused Wyatt Family mask. Baker worked alongside special effects horror master Tom Savini on the piece, divulging that it was intended for WWE‘s WrestleMania 32 in 2016.
The piece would have been worn by then-Wyatt Family member Erick Rowan. It took the sheep mask that he had been known for wearing at the time and gave it a unique horror-themed angle, drawing inspiration from Bride of Frankenstein. Alongside the cracks, the mask showcases a change in tone for a segment of its face, indicating that two different sheep have been stitched together to create the visage.
There is also a large gash across the front of the face which lights up, tying into the electricity theme that would have brought the creature to life — something that is further emphasized by the electric socket on the back of the head. Finally, numerous pipes, cables, staples and bolts all give the impression of a cobbled-together monstrosity.
Rowan would end up competing at WrestleMania 32 after the Wyatt Family interrupted Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The two would set a WrestleMania record for the shortest match ever on the “Grandest Stage of Them All.” Their clash lasted six seconds, with The Rock soundly defeating Rowan after a single Rock Bottom.
Special effects and makeup artist Jason Baker has shared footage of an unused mask intended for WWE's Erick Rowan at WrestleMania 32.