Windham Rotunda, a former World Wrestling Leisure champion and a third-generation skilled wrestler often known as Bray Wyatt, died on Thursday on the age of 36, the corporate introduced.
Mr. Rotunda’s demise was introduced by WWE’s chief content material officer Paul Levesque, the previous wrestler often known as Triple H, on X, previously often known as Twitter. WWE additionally confirmed the demise in an announcement on its web site.
“Identified for his charming performances and unbelievable in-ring presence, Wyatt was a defining Celebrity of his technology and achieved many feats in WWE, together with turning into WWE Champion in 2017,” the assertion mentioned.
Tributes from followers and wrestling colleagues flooded social media on Thursday night.
Dwayne Johnson, the actor and former WWE wrestler who carried out as “The Rock,” mentioned on social media that Mr. Wyatt had a “very distinctive, cool and uncommon character, which is tough to create in our loopy world of professional wrestling.”
Mr. Rotunda is survived by his associate, Joseann Offerman, a former WWE announcer, and his kids, Chris Legentil, a WWE spokesman, mentioned.