The wrestling world has lost one of the most creative minds it has ever seen. Windham Rotunda, more commonly known under his ring name, Bray Wyatt suddenly passed away early Thursday. The WWE Chief Content Officer announced on social media:
The death was unexpected and the cause has now been revealed. Rotunda got COVID earlier this year, which exacerbated a heart issue. The progress was trending in the right direction until Windham Rotunda had a heart attack.
Wyatt has not wrestled since he defeated LA Knight at the Royal Rumble in January. He’s been away from the ring since February. Since then, he has been sidelined with a “career-and-life threatening” illness, according to reporting by Fightful Select (h/t Wrestling Inc.).
Wyatt followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, Blackjack Mulligan. He became a three-time WWE world champion.
Windham Rotunda began his WWE career in 2009. He began his career with a run under the name Husky Harris and as a member of the Nexus. He then brought the Bray Wyatt character to life on WWE NXT as the leader of the Wyatt Family, a group composed of Luke Harper, Erick Rowan and later Braun Strowman. In the latter stages of his career, he introduced The Fiend, which he referred to as Wyatt’s alter-ego.
This is breaking news and will be updated with more information.
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