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WWE star dead at 36

 August 25, 2023

Bray Wyatt, a prominent superstar in the ranks of the WWE, has tragically passed away at the age of 36.

The wrestling community is in mourning after the sudden death of Wyatt, whose real name is Windham Rotunda.

The news was confirmed by WWE Chief Content Officer Paul "Triple H" Levesque on social media. He expressed the company's deep sorrow and requested privacy for Wyatt's family during this difficult time, the Fox News reported.

Bray Wyatt's health struggles and potential return

Wyatt's passing comes as a shock, especially since reports earlier this month suggested he was on the verge of making a comeback to the wrestling ring.

He had been battling a severe, undisclosed illness that was described as "life-threatening."

Wyatt's wrestling career had seen its share of ups and downs.

In October, he made a mysterious return to WWE, marked by enigmatic hints like a white rabbit and QR codes appearing on WWE programs. This was 15 months after his release in July 2021.

Wyatt's significant impact on WWE

Wyatt's "Fiend" character was a standout in recent WWE storylines.

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, WWE successfully showcased this character in memorable feuds with other wrestling icons like John Cena and Randy Orton.

Earlier in his career, Wyatt's cult-leader persona, introduced in 2013, was also well-received. However, his journey with WWE ended on July 31, 2021, concluding a 12-year association with the company.

Heartfelt message to fans

Upon his return during a premium live event, Wyatt delivered an emotional speech, expressing gratitude to his fans. He acknowledged their unwavering support during his challenging times post-release. He said:

I am incredibly grateful. I’m really, really nervous to be here. I never thought this would happen. This right here, this is just me OK? This is a version of me I never got to introduce to you guys before. This is just me being me — genuine me — for the first time.

Wyatt went on to share the personal losses and challenges he faced over the past year.

He spoke about losing his career, self-confidence, and close friends. He also expressed how he felt that his contributions seemed meaningless until he realized the impact he had on his fans.

Fans' unwavering support for Wyatt

Wyatt recounted touching interactions with fans who thanked him for his words and inspiration during their tough times.

He was deeply moved by fans who credited him for saving their lives. Reflecting on these interactions, Wyatt said:

The truth is, I don’t think about stuff like that. And the thing about that is, is that I can sit here right now today, and I can look all of you in the eyes, and I can say you were there when I was weak, when I was vulnerable, when I was down, and I just wanted to say, ‘Thank you, you all saved my life.’

Wyatt's future plans and sudden demise

Before his untimely death, Wyatt was involved in a feud with LA Knight, culminating in a Pitch Black match at Royal Rumble.

He was also gearing up for a program with Bobby Lashley. Reports from Fightful Select indicated that Wyatt was planning a return in September.

Wyatt leaves behind two daughters from his previous marriage and a son with his fiancée. His father, Mike Rotunda, was a familiar face in WWE, known as Irwin R. Schyster (IRS).

Conclusion

  • Bray Wyatt, a key WWE figure, has passed away at 36.
  • Wyatt was reportedly battling a severe illness before his death.
  • He made significant contributions to WWE with characters like "The Fiend."
  • Wyatt expressed deep gratitude to fans for their support during challenging times.
  • He was planning a return to the ring in September.
  • Wyatt's legacy in WWE and his connection with fans will be remembered.