Bray Wyatt, the former leader of the Wyatt Family faction and The Fiend in the WWE has passed away.
He was 36-years-old.
HHH broke the news on X earlier today:
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
The cause of Wyatt’s death is unknown but there have been rumors that he may have been dealing with some kind of serious medical issue for quite some time.
Windham Rotunda is the son of wrestling legend Mike Rotunda (IRS in WWE) and the brother of Bo Dallas.
Wyatt began his career in 2009 for Florida Championship Wrestling. He joined the WWE as a member of NXT’s Nexus (Husky Harris) and became Bray Wyatt, the leader of the Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan and Luke Harper) in NXT. He and the family would later debut on the main roster in 2015. Wyatt would go on his own as a singles wrestler transforming into The Fiend and appearing on the Firefly Fun House segments.
Wyatt’s last big pay-per-view match was a Mountain Dew Pitch Black match against LA Knight at the Royal Rumble earlier this year. After being pulled from a feud with Bobby Lashley which was supposed to result in a match at WrestleMania 39 Wyatt and his Uncle Howdy counterpart haven’t been seen on WWE since then.
In the WWE, Wyatt won the WWE Championship once defeating John Cena at the Elimination Chamber in 2017, the WWE Universal Championship twice beating Seth Rollins and then Braun Strowman. He won the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship once with Matt Hardy and the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship once with Randy Orton and Luke Harper.
Rotunda has two daughters with his ex-wife Samantha and a son, daughter with his partner WWE announcer JoJo.
TOP PHOTO: Bray Wyatt, Bo Dallas and their father, Mike Rotunda, at the Legends of the Ring fan fest on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at the Apa Hotel, Iselin, NJ. Photo by George Tahinos, https://georgetahinos.smugmug.com