Leader Bray Wyatt often watches the rest of his Family's matches from a rocking chair.
Wyatt had his first match back from injury on the February 21 episode of NXT, defeating Yoshi Tatsu. The Wyatt Family later assaulted Grey (who had suffered a legitimate injury) while Wyatt prevented Dallas from winning a NXT Championship number one contender match due to Dallas refusal to join the Wyatt Family. Dallas went on to hand Wyatt his first loss on the March 13 episode of NXT. On the May 2 episode of NXT, while Wyatt was defeated by six-time world champion Chris Jericho, Harper and Rowan won a triple threat elimination tag match by last pinning tag champion Neville to earn a shot at the titles. On the May 8 NXT (taped on May 2), Harper and Rowan defeated Neville and Bo Dallas, filling in for the injured Grey, to win the NXT Tag Team Championship.
The Wyatt Family went on to feud with Corey Graves and Kassius Ohno, with Wyatt defeating Graves on the May 22 NXT, and the next week Wyatt eliminated both Graves and Ohno during an 18-man battle royal to determine the number one contender to the NXT Championship, although he was later eliminated by Adrian Neville. On the June 19 NXT, The Wyatt Family defeated the team of Graves, Neville and Ohno. On the next NXT, The Wyatt Family, together with Garrett Dylan and Scott Dawson, attacked Graves, Neville and Ohno; when William Regal tried to make the save, he was also overwhelmed. This led to The Wyatt Family facing Graves, Neville and Regal in a six-man tag match the next week, where Wyatt pinned Regal for the win. On the July 17 NXT (taped on June 20), Harper and Rowan lost the NXT Tag Team Championship to Neville and Graves.
Feud with Kane
The group's signature entrance through darkness.
From the May 27 episode of Raw, WWE aired vignettes promoting the upcoming debut of The Wyatt Family. The vignettes showed The Wyatt Family's backwoods origins and Rowan wearing a sheep mask. On the July 8 episode of Raw, The Wyatt Family made their debut by assaulting Kane. The Wyatt Family continued their attacks on wrestlers like R-Truth, Justin Gabriel, and 3MB (Drew McIntyre, Heath Slater, and Jinder Mahal) while sending cryptic messages to Kane asking him to "follow the buzzards". Following another assault, Kane challenged Wyatt to a Ring of Fire match at SummerSlam, which he accepted. On August 18 at the pay-per-view, Wyatt Made his In Ring Debut By defeating Kane in the Ring of Fire match, following interference from Harper and Rowan. After the match, Harper and Rowan again attacked Kane and ended the segment by carrying him away. At WWE Battleground, Wyatt's momentum continued with a win over Kofi Kingston. On the October 11 SmackDown, Harper and Rowan suffered their first loss against Cody RhodesandGoldust.
Feud with Daniel Bryan
The Wyatt Family's next feud began when they attacked Daniel Bryan and CM Punk in late October; the feud saw Harper lose his first singles match to Punk. At Survivor Series, Harper and Rowan lost to Bryan and Punk, but the entire Wyatt Family defeated Bryan in a handicap match at TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs, with Wyatt attempting to recruit Bryan in the previous weeks. On the final Raw of 2013, Bryan defeated Harper and then Rowan in a gauntlet match so that he could face Wyatt, whereupon Harper and Rowan interfered for a disqualification and beat him down. A frustrated Bryan finally gave up and gave in to join The Wyatt Family. However, after Bryan joined them, The Wyatt Family could not find success. This caused Wyatt to punish Bryan, leading to Bryan attacking all the other members of the Wyatt Family on the January 13 Raw to signal him breaking free of the group. At the Royal Rumble, Wyatt defeated Bryan in a singles match, while both Harper and Rowan entered the Royal Rumble match and they managed two and zero eliminations respectively before they were eliminated.
Feud with The Shield
On the January 27 Raw, The Wyatt Family attacked Cena, Bryan, and Sheamus during an Elimination Chamber qualifying match against The Shield, thus awarding Cena's team a disqualification win and the Chamber match slots. The Shield wanted revenge, so a six-man tag match was set up between The Shield and The Wyatt Family at the Elimination Chamber event, which The Wyatt Family won. During the match, Bray had brawled with Dean Ambrose outside of the ring and into the crowd and later Wyatt returned with no sign of Ambrose outnumbering and overwhelming Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns. This signaled a possible feud with Dean Ambrose (which was confirmed at Hell In A Cell). On March 3, The Shield was given a rematch against the Wyatt family, but lost again when The Shield's poor teamwork led to Seth Rollins leaving the ring during the match. On the April 8 episode of Main Event (almost a month later), The Shield (who turned into faces, or fan favorite heroes) finally defeated the Wyatts in another six-man tag team match. This seemed to be the end of their feud due to The Shield's breakup.
Feud with John Cena
At the Royal Rumble event, The Wyatt Family cost John Cena his WWE World Heavyweight Championship match against Randy Orton. The Wyatt Family attacked Cena, Daniel Bryan, and Sheamus during an Elimination Chamber qualifying match against The Shield, thus awarding Cena's team a disqualification win and the Chamber match slots. Later at the same event, The Wyatt Family's interference caused Cena to be eliminated from the Elimination Chamber match. After Elimination Chamber, Wyatt turned his attention fully to feud with John Cena, with Wyatt wanting to prove that Cena's heroic act was a facade characteristic of "this era of lies" while also trying to turn Cena into a "monster". Wyatt went on to accept Cena's challenge for a WrestleMania match, with Cena successfully resisting the urge to become a "monster" and overcoming interference from Harper and Rowan to defeat Wyatt at WrestleMania XXX Wyatt suffering his first loss in WWE. The feud continued after WrestleMania based on the story that Wyatt was capturing Cena's fanbase, which was exemplified by Wyatt leading a children's choir to the ring on the April 28 episode of Raw, with the children later putting on sheep masks. At Extreme Rules, Wyatt defeated Cena in a Steel Cage match, after repeated interference from the rest of The Wyatt Family and a demonic child. Cena's feud with Wyatt continued with a Last Man Standing match being set up for Payback. At the pay-per-view, after interference from the rest of The Wyatt Family and The Usos, Cena went on to bury Wyatt under multiple equipment cases to win the match.
Feud with The Usos and Chris Jericho
On the June 2 episode of Raw, Harper and Rowan took on The Usos in a tag team match; Bray Wyatt did not appear during the match, but his rocking chair still sat beside the ring. Wyatt then went on to win his match against Dean Ambrose to qualify for Money in the Bank, due to a distraction by Seth Rollins. At Money in the Bank, all three members of The Wyatt Family failed to win the titles. The Wyatt Family came up winless at Battleground as The Usos successfully defended their WWE Tag Team Championship against Harper and Rowan 
On the June 30 episode of Raw, The Wyatt Family interrupted Chris Jericho's return and beat him down. During Battleground, Jericho defeated Bray Wyatt in a singles match. Wyatt continued his feud with Jericho into SummerSlam. On the August 1 episode of SmackDown, Jericho defeated Rowan to ban him from being at ringside for Wyatt's match at SummerSlam. On the August 4 episode of Raw, Wyatt attacked Jericho in Harper's match against Jericho, causing Harper to be also banned from Wyatt's SummerSlam match. At SummerSlam, Wyatt defeated Jericho in a rematch. Before and after SummerSlam, Harper and Rowan suffered multiple singles and tag losses to the team of Big Show and Mark Henry. On the August 25 episode of Raw, Wyatt faced John Cena. Harper and Rowan caused a disqualification, leading to a six-man tag pitting The Wyatt Family against Cena, Show and Henry, in which Cena submitted Harper to win. On the September 8 episode of Raw, Wyatt defeated Jericho in a Steel Cage match.
From late September, videos were shown of Harper and Rowan being "set free".
^Namako, Jason. "WWE NXT RESULTS – 5/16/13 (BIG E VS. SANDOW)". WrestleView. Retrieved June 9, 2013. "Wyatt says that ... This is not the face of a human being, this is the face of a MONSTER!! This is the face of the eater of worlds. Everytime from now on that you gaze into my face, I don't care who you are, how BAD you think you are, you can never hurt me because I am already dead."
^Chiverton, George. "CHIVERTON'S NXT WEEKLY RANKINGS & EVALUATION 7/11: Latest evaluation of new NXT talent". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved June 9, 2013. "Bray Wyatt has been a source of great excitement for me in his run-up to this debut with fantastic video packages and promos creating a mysterious atmosphere around the preacher-based character. He's evil, scary but not over the top. He comes across as having genuinely done something evil like murder, but justifies it through the faith he follows (which faith we aren't told)."