Bray Wyatt had been on the path to recovery and was expected to make his return to WWE. But, now it won't happen.
Wrestling fans around the world are mourning the loss of Windham Rotunda, known by his ring name Bray Wyatt, after reports surfaced that he passed away due to a heart attack following a prolonged struggle with COVID-19 symptoms. The news was brought to light by Sean Ross Sapp at Fightful, shedding light on the challenging circumstances surrounding his passing.
“I was given permission to reveal that earlier this year Windham Rotunda (Bray Wyatt) got COVID that exacerbated a heart issue,” Sapp disclosed. He further mentioned that despite positive progress towards recovery, Wyatt tragically suffered a heart attack leading to his untimely demise. Wyatt’s family sought to share this information while also urging privacy for their grieving process.
Wyatt had been on the path to recovery and was expected to make his return to WWE, a sentiment echoed by his father, Mike Rotunda, also known as Irwin R. Schyster in his wrestling persona. At Wrestlecon, Rotunda expressed his optimism, “Bray Wyatt…I’m sure he will return to WWE, hopefully shortly, and we’ll go from there.”
Triple H, the former wrestler and current head of creative at WWE, was among the first to announce Wyatt’s passing. “Our thoughts are with his family and we ask that everyone respect their privacy at this time,” he wrote in a heartfelt message. Wyatt’s death has reverberated across the wrestling community, with numerous figures expressing their grief.
Alexa Bliss, a fellow WWE superstar, shared a poignant behind-the-scenes photo of herself with Wyatt donning his Fiend costume. She accompanied it with heartfelt words, underscoring their connection. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson also paid tribute, expressing his heartbreak. “Very unique, cool and rare character, which is hard to create in our crazy world of pro wrestling,” Johnson wrote, reflecting on Wyatt’s singular presence in the industry.
As the wrestling world mourns the loss of Bray Wyatt, his legacy as a captivating performer, a loving family member, and a beloved figure in the hearts of fans will continue to endure.
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