Bray Wyatt Dead: Former WWE Champion Windham Rotunda Dies Aged 36

Bray Wyatt Dies at 36: Former WWE Champion Windham Rotunda

The wrestling world has lost another special person not long after WWE Hall of Famer Terry Funk left us. Bray Wyatt, who used to be called Windham Rotunda and was a former WWE champion, passed away on August 24th when he was 36 years old.

The news about his passing was shared by ‘Triple H,’ who has won the world championship 14 times and is also in charge of content. Wyatt passed away because of a heart attack, as mentioned by wrestling reporter Sean Ross Sapp in a message on X.

Paul Michael Levesque wrote on X, formerly known as 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,”

WWE also released an official statement.

“WWE is saddened to learn that Windham Rotunda, also known as Bray Wyatt, passed away on Thursday, August 24, at age 36. WWE extends its condolences to Rotunda’s family, friends and fans”

Dwayne Johnson, the former wrestler and actor widely recognized as ‘The Rock,’ expressed his deep sadness upon learning about the passing of Wyatt. He shared his feelings in his post, saying

” Im heartbroken over the news of Bray Wyatt’s passing. Always had tremendous respect and love for him and the Rotunda family. Loved his presence, promos, in ring work and connection with @wwe universe. Very unique, cool and rare character, which is hard to create in our crazy world of pro wrestling. Still processing losing the goat, Terry Funk yesterday and now Bray today. My love, light, strength & mana to the Rotunda family and Funk family during this tough, heartbreaking time. As always, ‘thank you for the house’

Ric Flair also wrote

“When Your Great Friend And Someone Your Son’s Age Dies Within 2 Days, It Really Makes Me Reflect & Think About Life! Don’t Take Any Second For Granted! Rest In Peace Terry Funk & Bray Wyatt!”

Bray Wyatt – Life and Achievements

Bray Wyatt was a really creative and innovative person in the world of wrestling. He came from a family that was super into wrestling. His name was actually Windham Lawrence Rotunda. His family’s wrestling story goes back a long way. His grandpa, Robert Windham, was famous as ‘Blackjack Mulligan’ in the 1980s for wrestling.

Bray’s dad, Mike Rotunda, and his uncles Barry and Kendall Windham were also big in WWE, which is a wrestling organization. Even his brother, Taylor Michael Rotunda (or Bo Dallas), was in WWE from 2008 to 2021.

Besides wrestling, Wyatt’s family also had an interest in sports. His grandpa Robert Windham even played college football and tried out for the New York Jets.

Bray’s personal life mixed with his wrestling story. He was going to get married to Joseann Offerman, who people know as JoJo. They had two kids together, showing that he was good at both wrestling and being a family person.

In WWE, Bray won the biggest championship three times. One time, he won the WWE Championship, and two times, he won the Universal Championship. But people noticed he wasn’t on TV after February 2023. Some say he might be hurt, which is why he’s not wrestling.

Even with this, Bray’s wrestling family legacy and his own creative style keep him important in the wrestling world.

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