Bray Wyatt, a third-generation pro wrestler and one of the most creative minds in the biz, died unexpectedly on Thursday, WWE Chief Content Officer Paul “Triple H” Levesque announced on Twitter/X. He was 36. He leaves behind four children, two from a previous marriage.
Wrestling insider Sean Ross Sapp reported that
. Sapp reported that Rotunda was out of action because of illness. Sapp stated it was COVID-19.
Rotunda began his career as Husky Harris, a WWE developmental territory called Florida Championship Wrestling. This was later rebranded NXT. Rotunda was a main roster wrestler who held the WWE title once, the WWE Universal belt twice and won both the Raw and Smackdown tag titles with Matt Hardy, Luke Harper and Randy Orton (defending under Freebird Rules). the cause of death was a heart attackOn the main roster, Rotunda held the WWE title once, the WWE Universal belt twice, and won both the Raw and Smackdown tag titles with Matt Hardy, and Luke Harper and Randy Orton (defending under Freebird Rules), respectively.
As our Sam Fels wrote
, no one was more themselves than Bray Wyatt.
“What will be remembered about Wyatt more than anything was that in a company like WWE, where a good portion of the time everything feels the same and formulaic, he always stood out as something completely different,” Fels wrote.