Windham Rotunda, a former Global Wrestling Leisure champion and a third-generation skilled wrestler referred to as Bray Wyatt, died on Thursday on the age of 36, the corporate introduced.
Mr. Rotunda’s dying was once introduced by means of WWE’s leader content material officer Paul Levesque, the previous wrestler referred to as Triple H, on X, previously referred to as Twitter. WWE additionally showed the dying in a observation on its website online.
“Recognized for his fascinating performances and fantastic in-ring presence, Wyatt was once a defining Famous person of his technology and completed many feats in WWE, together with changing into WWE Champion in 2017,” the observation mentioned.
Mr. Rotunda was once the brother of Taylor Rotunda, referred to as Bo Dallas; a son of the Corridor of Reputation wrestler Mike Rotunda; and a grandson of Robert Windham, referred to as Blackjack Mulligan.
Tributes from enthusiasts and wrestling colleagues flooded social media on Thursday night.
Dwayne Johnson, the actor and previous WWE wrestler who carried out as “The Rock,” mentioned on social media that Mr. Wyatt had a “very distinctive, cool and uncommon persona, which is tricky to create in our loopy global of professional wrestling.”
Mr. Rotunda is survived by means of his spouse, Joseann Offerman, a former WWE announcer, and his youngsters, Chris Legentil, a WWE spokesman, mentioned.