WWE Mourns Bray Wyatt: The Creative Force Who Passed Away at 36

by beefdaily.com

The wrestling world is in shock and mourning after the sudden death of Bray Wyatt, one of the most innovative and creative stars in WWE history. Wyatt, whose real name was Windham Rotunda, died of a heart attack on August 24, 2023, at the age of 36 .

Wyatt was a third-generation wrestler, following in the footsteps of his grandfather Blackjack Mulligan, his father Mike Rotunda, and his uncles Barry and Kendall Windham. His younger brother Taylor Rotunda is also a wrestler, known as Bo Dallas.

Wyatt made his professional debut in 2009 and wrestled under various names such as Husky Harris, Alex Rotunda, Duke Rotundo and The Fiend. He rose to fame as Bray Wyatt, the charismatic and sinister leader of The Wyatt Family, a cult-like faction that terrorized WWE for years.

Wyatt was known for his captivating promos, his eerie entrance music, his signature moves such as Sister Abigail and the Mandible Claw, and his unforgettable feuds with stars like John Cena, Randy Orton, Daniel Bryan, Roman Reigns and The Undertaker.

Wyatt was also a three-time world champion in WWE, holding the WWE Championship once and the Universal Championship twice. He also won the Raw Tag Team Championship with Matt Hardy and the SmackDown Tag Team Championship with Luke Harper and Randy Orton.

Wyatt was not afraid to experiment with his character and reinvent himself. He introduced a new persona in 2019 called The Fiend, a demonic and monstrous alter ego that emerged from Wyatt’s dark side. He also hosted a twisted children’s show called Firefly Fun House, where he interacted with puppets representing different aspects of his personality.

Wyatt’s last appearance in WWE was at WrestleMania 37 in April 2021, where he lost to Randy Orton after being distracted by Alexa Bliss. He was released by WWE in July 2021 due to budget cuts, which shocked and angered many fans and wrestlers.

Wyatt had been dealing with an undisclosed health issue that had kept him out of action for months, but he was reportedly close to returning to wrestling before his death . He had been teasing a new character on social media, posting cryptic messages and images.

Wyatt’s death has devastated his family, friends, colleagues and fans, who have been paying tribute to him on social media. His widow Vanessa Bryant thanked everyone for their love and support and asked for privacy during this difficult time. She also shared a video of Wyatt playing with their two children .

Many wrestling legends have expressed their grief and admiration for Wyatt, including John Cena, Dwayne Johnson, Mick Foley, Triple H, Stephanie McMahon and Vince McMahon. They praised Wyatt for his talent, creativity, passion and kindness .

Wyatt will be remembered as one of the most original and influential wrestlers of all time. He left an indelible mark on the industry and inspired countless fans around the world. He was a visionary, a storyteller and an entertainer. He was Bray Wyatt.

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