Former WWE champion Bray Wyatt has dies at the age of 36, Wyatt, whose real name was Windham Rotunda.
Chief Content Officer Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque announced on social media. Wyatt was taken off WWE TV in February, and been missing in action ever since due to what’s believed to be a life- hanging illness.
Before his woeful end, recent reports claimed he was getting near to his in- ring return.
Levesque wrote on Twitter ” Just received a call from WWE Hall of Famer Mike Rotunda who informed us of the tragic news that our WWE family member for life Windham Rotunda – also known as Bray Wyatt – unexpectedly passed earlier today. Our thoughts are with his family and we ask that everyone respect their privacy at this time. ”
Just received a call from WWE Hall of Famer Mike Rotunda who informed us of the tragic news that our WWE family member for life Windham Rotunda – also known as Bray Wyatt – unexpectedly passed earlier today. Our thoughts are with his family and we ask that everyone respect their…
— Triple H (@TripleH) August 24, 2023
Windham Rotunda inked on with the company in 2009 under its experimental gift and made it to the main canon in 2010 as part of the stable known as’ The Nexus’ under the ring name’ Husky Harris’.
The gimmick was believed to be the’ coming Undertaker’ as his dark and crooked persona was a breath of fresh air.
The lights would go out and he’d enter the arena holding a lantern and accompanied by an earie music. He created the catchphrases’ Follow the vampires’ and’ He is got the whole world in his hands’ that really showed his capability to control the crowd geste – a particularity veritably many wrestlers have learned.
In 2019, Rotunda debuted’ The Fiend’, a supernatural character wearing a horror mask. The Fiend came one of the most polarizing numbers on WWE TV indeed as a mellowed’ Bray Wyatt’ hosted the sprat-friendly squib called The Firefly Funhouse.
WWE is saddened to learn that Windham Rotunda, also known as Bray Wyatt, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 24, at age 36.
WWE extends its condolences to Rotunda’s family, friends and fans. pic.twitter.com/pabVuaKlnP
— WWE (@WWE) August 24, 2023
After a time down from the company, Rotunda was reinstated in 2022 to important fanfare from the public and he emotionally addressed the WWE crowd in his alternate appearance on return. He’d a couple of matches as the angle saw him being visited by the mysterious’ Uncle Howdy’.
The plot still, ended suddenly when Rotunda faded, leading to a match between himself and Bobby Lashley at WrestleMania 39 getting scrapped. Reports of him being diagnosed with a serious illness also started to do the rounds around the same time. He was inactive for the once six months before the woeful news surfaced.
Known to be one of the most creative and innovative minds in professional wrestling, Rotunda was a third- generation athlete of family with rich wrestling background. His forefather Robert Windham scuffled as’ Blackjack Mulligan’ in the 1980s while his Hall of Fame father Mike was a prominent figure in the 1990s as Irwin R Schyster.
Indeed his uncles, Barry and Kendall Windham were all wrestlers. His family Taylor Michael Rotunda, aka Bo Dallas, was too with the WWE from 2008 to 2021. Rotunda is survived by his woman and former WWE ring blazoned Jojo Offerman, whom he has two kiddies with. He also has 2 children from his former marriage to Samantha Rotunda from 2012 to 2017.