Wrestling World Mourns the ‘Sudden’ Demise of WWE Celebrity Bray Wyatt
Windham Rotunda, known to WWE fans as Bray Wyatt, has died at 36.WWE Chief Content Officer Paul “Triple H” Levesque made the announcement on X, formerly Twitter, following a call from Wyatt’s father. Levesque called Wyatt’s passing “unexpected.”Just received a call from WWE Hall of Famer Mike Rotunda who informed us of the tragic news
Windham Rotunda, recognized to WWE followers as Bray Wyatt, has died at 36.
WWE Chief Content material Officer Paul “Triple H” Levesque made the announcement on X, previously Twitter, following a name from Wyatt’s father. Levesque known as Wyatt’s passing “surprising.”
Wyatt is survived by his companion Jojo Offerman and 4 youngsters. No explanation for demise was introduced.
Wyatt had not been seen on WWE tv since January. No official announcement had been made concerning the explanation for his absence. Many business shops reported an undisclosed damage, and a current report from Fightful Choose acknowledged that he was nonetheless not medically cleared.
Wyatt’s household is well-known within the business. His father, uncles and grandfather had been all skilled wrestlers. His brother Taylor, higher recognized to WWE followers as Bo Dallas, former NXT champion and WWE tag workforce champion. His companion Jojo beforehand labored for WWE as a hoop announcer.
Wyatt was a multi-time world champion in WWE and recognized for his deep creativity. He shared the ring with a number of the business’s greatest names. Lots of his associates and colleagues took to X to recollect Wyatt.
Sixteen-time world champion John Cena shared the ring with Wyatt on dozens of events. Their work collectively dates all the best way again to 2010 and Wyatt’s first character in WWE, Husky Harris. Memorably, the 2 carried out their final match collectively at Wrestlemania 36 in a Firefly Funhouse Match.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson remembered Wyatt for his “very distinctive, cool and uncommon character.”
Alexa Bliss, who labored carefully with Wyatt when he portrayed his character “The Fiend” could not discover phrases on X.
She later posted on her official Instagram web page: “What I can say is what a tremendous human being Windham is. Wonderful good friend & one of the crucial artistic minds to ever stroll this earth. Windham, you have introduced a lot pleasure and happiness to everybody round you. It is going to take me a while to actually course of this. Sending my like to the Rotunda Household & Jojo. We love you Windham.”
Wyatt was shut with the late professional wrestler John Huber, higher recognized to followers as Brodie Lee and Luke Harper, who died in December 2020 after a lung sickness. The 2 had been a part of “The Wyatt Household,” together with wrestlers Braun Strowman and Erick Rowan. Lee’s widow, Amanda Huber, additionally struggled to seek out phrases.
Wyatt labored carefully with present AEW wrestler Matt Hardy. Wyatt and Hardy labored as a tag workforce in WWE, capturing the tag workforce championships collectively.
Mick Foley’s signature transfer as a competitor was the “Mandible Claw”, a transfer Wyatt later started to make use of in tribute to Foley. Foley in flip paid tribute to Wyatt following the information of his demise.
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Mike “The Miz” Mizanin shared the ring as a tag workforce companion and an opponent of Wyatt. The 2 competed for Wyatt’s WWE championship in early 2020. The Miz remembered Wyatt “a power.”
AEW wrestler Saraya, also referred to as Paige throughout her time with WWE, remembered assembly Wyatt when she moved to America and shared a photograph of Wyatt and his late good friend Brodie Lee.
WWE Celebrity Mustafa Ali paid tribute to Wyatt with one of many late wrestler’s signature catch phrases.
WWE Tag Crew Champions Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens’ careers overlapped with Wyatt’s courting again to their time in NXT. Zayn shared his appreciation for his or her time collectively whereas Owens remembered his time with Wyatt and Brodie Lee.
WWE Celebrity Ron Killings, generally known as R-Fact, remembered his good friend.
Radio host and former wrestler Tommy Dreamer, nonetheless mourning the lack of his mentor Terry Funk, remembered Wyatt as artistic and gifted.
Former wrestler and present All Elite Wrestling commentator Taz remembered him as “extraordinarily gifted and inventive.”
Radio host and podcaster Peter Rosenberg, who works with WWE on premium stay occasion protection, needed followers to know there was extra to Wyatt than what was seen within the ring.
Ric Aptitude mirrored on dropping Wyatt the day following the demise of his good friend Terry Funk.