The wrestler had been dealing with a health issue that was not disclosed to the public, keeping him away from the ring since February. However, his family was shocked by the sudden news of his passing.
WWE’s content officer, Triple H, shared the news on social media, revealing that the real name of the wrestler was Windham Rotunda. He described Bray Wyatt’s passing as unexpected.
Dwayne Johnson, also known as The Rock, paid his respects to the late star. On social media platform X (formerly Twitter), Johnson expressed his deep sorrow and shared his immense respect and affection for Wyatt. He praised Wyatt’s charisma, his engaging speeches, his performances in the wrestling ring, and his strong connection with the WWE fanbase. Johnson noted that Wyatt had a unique, cool, and rare character, a true standout in the world of professional wrestling.
Bray Wyatt, one of the most popular and charismatic wrestlers in WWE history, has passed away at the age of 36. Wyatt, whose real name was Windham Rotunda, was found dead in his home on Friday morning, according to a statement from WWE.
Bray Wyatt had a remarkable career in WWE, where he debuted in 2010 as part of the Nexus faction. He later formed the Wyatt Family, a cult-like group that terrorized the roster with their eerie vignettes and brutal attacks. Wyatt’s character evolved over the years, from a backwoods preacher to a twisted children’s show host to a demonic fiend. He won several championships, including the WWE Championship and the Universal Championship, and had memorable feuds with stars like John Cena, Randy Orton, Daniel Bryan, and The Undertaker.
Wyatt was widely praised for his creativity and versatility, as well as his ability to captivate audiences with his promos and storytelling. He was also beloved by his peers and fans, who admired his passion and kindness. Many wrestlers and celebrities have expressed their condolences and tributes on social media, using the hashtag #ThankYouBray.
The cause of Wyatt’s death has not been revealed yet, but sources say that he had been struggling with mental health issues for a long time. He had been released by WWE in July, which shocked many fans and insiders. Wyatt had not appeared on WWE programming since April when he lost to Randy Orton at WrestleMania 37.
Wyatt is survived by his wife JoJo Offerman, a former WWE ring announcer, and their two children. He also leaves behind his brother Bo Dallas, who is also a wrestler, and his father Mike Rotunda, who wrestled as IRS in WWE.
Wyatt’s legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of millions of fans around the world, who will always remember him as one of the most unique and entertaining performers in wrestling history. Rest in peace, Bray Wyatt. You will be missed.