Bray Wyatt, whose real name is Windham Lawrence Rotunda, is a former professional wrestler who was active in the WWE from 2009 to 2021.
He was born on May 23, 1987, in Brooksville, Florida, and is the son of former wrestler Mike Rotunda.
Bray Wyatt began his wrestling career in 2009, when he signed with WWE and was assigned to its developmental territory, Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW).
He initially used the ring name Husky Harris and was part of a group called The Nexus, which included other wrestlers from FCW.
In 2012, Bray Wyatt was repackaged as Bray Wyatt, a character who initially associated himself with Eli Cottonwood in FCW.
When WWE rebranded FCW into NXT Wrestling, he debuted on the July 11, 2012 episode of the rebooted NXT taped at Full Sail University, where he defeated Aiden English.
From 2013 to 2018, Bray Wyatt’s character was a villainous cult leader who believed himself to be the nagging conscience of an immoral world.
As the leader of The Wyatt Family, he had main subordinates in Luke Harper and Erick Rowan, as well as Braun Strowman for a brief time.
He used a lantern to light the way in the dark arena during entrances, with entrance music by Mark Crozer.
In 2019, Bray Wyatt unveiled a new persona called “The Fiend,” which was a masked character with supernatural powers.
The Fiend was portrayed as a dark and twisted version of Bray Wyatt, and he had a unique entrance and finishing moves.
In 2021, he was released from his WWE contract and announced his retirement from professional wrestling.
The reasons for his release and retirement are unclear, but it is believed to be related to creative differences with WWE management.
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
Bray Wyatt cause of death
Bray Wyatt died on August 24, 2023, at the age of 36.
The cause of his death has not been officially announced by the WWE or his family, and there is no information available on his cause of death from the search results.
However, some sources suggest that he had been battling a life-threatening illness.
Bray Wyatt was known for his unique character and wrestling style, and he was a former WWE champion.
His death has been widely mourned by fans and fellow wrestlers, who have taken to social media to express their condolences and pay tribute to him.
Bray Wyatt WWE career
Bray Wyatt had a successful career in the WWE, where he was known for his unique character and wrestling style.
He won the WWE Championship in 2017 and the Universal Championship twice (first in 2019 and then in 2020).
Bray Wyatt was the leader of the Wyatt Family stable, which feuded with The New Day and Randy Orton.
He won the SmackDown Tag Team Championship with Randy Orton, and has feuded with Seth Rollins, Finn Balor and Matt Hardy.
Bray Wyatt was known for his character as The Fiend, who terrorized everyone in his sight since emerging in July 2019, all the way to capturing the Universal Championship on two separate occasions against formidable opponents in Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman.
He had several matches with The Miz and Daniel Bryan and defended his championship successfully.
Bray Wyatt was defeated by Goldberg, which ended The Fiend’s title reign and defeated John Cena at WrestleMania 36.
Bray Wyatt Wins the WWE Champion.
Elimination Chamber 2017 pic.twitter.com/gMmUg2u8da
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