Former WWE Champion, Bray Wyatt, Dies at 36
Bray Wyatt, the former WWE champion also recognized as Windham Rotunda, passed away at 36. The company confirmed the news of his death on Thursday.
Hailing from a wrestling lineage, Bray Wyatt, with family ties including father Mike Rotunda, grandfather Blackjack Mulligan, and brother Bo Dallas, joined WWE in 2009.
Initially debuting as Husky Harris in 2010, he later returned in 2013 to lead the Wyatt Family after a brief departure from the main roster.
After a brief break in August 2018, he resurfaced in the subsequent year with a fresh persona called The Fiend, serving as Wyatt's darker alter ego.
Rotunda's final bout took place at the Royal Rumble event in January, where he faced emerging WWE talent LA Knight in a unique "Mountain Dew Pitch Black Match."
During his time in WWE, he was a three-time world champion, including one WWE Championship and two Universal Championships.
“Our thoughts are with his family and we ask that everyone respect their privacy at this time,” Paul “Triple H” Levesque, WWE’s chief content officer, said on social media.