Special effects / make-up artist Jason Baker recently sat down with the Gimme A Hull Yeah podcast, where he spoke about working with various wrestlers such as Bray Wyatt and the level of creative freedom they got.
“WWE did give Bray and I a lot of creative freedom but also, a lot of times, everything had to be approved. There were little tweaks and changes and things like that. At the end of the day, whoever is footing the bill is the one who gets (final say). If we’re working for WWE and creating a mask for them, it’s safety first. The big thing we have to do it make sure that it’s comfortable, durable, and they can see out of it. If they can’t see, they can miss a move and it can end badly where they hurt themselves, someone else, or worse. They are professionals at what they do and they do high-risk maneuvers. I would hate to be that person where ‘I couldn’t see what I was doing and now I’m paralyzed because you didn’t do your job right.’”
Baker was asked who was his favorite wrestler to work with.
“Everybody I’ve worked with at WWE has been amazing. Triple H, Rowan, Bray, even the RETRIBUTION guys were really cool. I got to do a lot of stuff with Brodie Lee. Kalisto. I think Triple H’s gold crown at WrestleMania 30 always stands out because it was the first thing I did with WWE and Tom [Savini].”
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