There is no easy way to put this. For the second time in a week, the wrestling world has lost another star. Following the passing of Terry Funk on Wednesday, Bray Wyatt passed away on Thursday at the age of 36. Wyatt was still under contract to WWE and wrestled there earlier this year. His time in the wrestling world made an impact and that was on display in a series of tributes.
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Following Wyatt’s passing, the wrestling world paid tribute to him throughout social media. Wrestlers, wrestling promotions and wrestling personalities spoke about Wyatt and offered condolences, both to Wyatt and his family. This includes WWE itself as well as some of Wyatt’s former associates. Here are some of the tributes, though this is far from an exhaustive list.
My heart goes out to my good friend & tag-team partner @irsmikerotunda at the loss of his son, Windham. I can’t imagine losing one of my children. Thoughts & prayers go out to the Rotunda family. May God’s peace comfort you in this horrible time of loss.
Love you, my brother. pic.twitter.com/PSYNvGkAOD
— Ted DiBiase (@MDMTedDiBiase) August 25, 2023
My heart breaks for Windham and his family. You were always so nice to us, Windham. Ever since we were kids, going trick or treating together, following our dad’s footsteps. You were always relatable, kind and humble. We will always be so grateful for your presence in our lives. https://t.co/SCrCDT7xbd
— Nattie (@NatbyNature) August 25, 2023
No words. Just stunned!
If your a person of prayer please join me in praying for the Rotunda family.
— Lex Luger (@GenuineLexLuger) August 25, 2023
The world lost a good one today. Bray Wyatt’s story telling ability along with his unique creativity in the ring was a force that kept your eyes glued to the television screen. Windham Rotunda’s fun-loving, free spirit paired with his infectious laugh is what I will truly miss… pic.twitter.com/tV3NJCeVpY
— The Miz (@mikethemiz) August 25, 2023
RIP BRAY WYATT. This is awful news, just terribly sad for his family, friends and fans. I thought so highly of Bray Wyatt, and was so flattered when he started using the mandible claw for his finisher. He was a true visionary; one of the most compelling presences that wrestling… pic.twitter.com/gSuDQ1Z12I
— Mick Foley (@foleyispod) August 25, 2023
I have a hard time accepting death. Denial is strong. I am just shocked and I really can’t believe it.
RIP Windham Rotunda, I’m grateful to have shared some good times with you.
— Sami Zayn (@SamiZayn) August 25, 2023
RIP Windham Rotunda pic.twitter.com/qGhcqAPBei
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) August 25, 2023
Power and endless love to your family
Rest Cowboy pic.twitter.com/URY6zvZqBq
— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) August 24, 2023
Man…the first dude that took me under his wing when I got signed in 2009. We spent so much of our adult lives together. Praying for Jojo. Praying for his kids. I will miss your laugh & your boyish charm, my friend. Goodbye, Windham.
— Ettore “Big E” Ewen (@WWEBigE) August 24, 2023
When Your Great Friend And Someone Your Son’s Age Dies Within 2 Days, It Really Makes Me Reflect & Think About Life! Don’t Take Any Second For Granted! Rest In Peace Terry Funk & Bray Wyatt! pic.twitter.com/U2FpzeibmY
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) August 24, 2023
Absolutely shattered to learn that my friend, Windham Rotunda, has passed away. It’s devastating to think he left us at only 36 years young. My condolences go out to his family, wife & children. I’m so sorry, my compeer. Miss you already. pic.twitter.com/AVNuOTjdsx
— MATT HARDY (@MATTHARDYBRAND) August 24, 2023
Lost for words. ? RIP
— RheaRipley_WWE (@RheaRipley_WWE) August 24, 2023
I don’t understand any of this. ??
— Hurricane Helms (@ShaneHelmsCom) August 24, 2023
Heartbroken is an understatement to my feelings at the moment about this news. Windham was the consummate professional, the Ultimate Teammate and a Wonderful Father, Husband, Brother, Friend and son. Always brought smiles. Me and my Family send our Condolences & Support???? https://t.co/osbvNqvUkJ
— Titus O'Neil (@TitusONeilWWE) August 24, 2023
Devastated to hear of the passing of Windham Rotunda, Bray Wyatt. My deepest condolences to Mike, Bo, Barry and all his family. Rest well my friend.x
— William Regal (@RealKingRegal) August 24, 2023
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Wyatt had some amazing times in WWE. Check out some of them:
Opinion: What are you supposed to say about this? Wyatt was reportedly getting ready for his comeback to WWE and here we are instead. He really did feel like one of the most creative stars in WWE history and there is nothing good about something like this. Hopefully his family can find a way through this, as I can’t imagine how bad things are going for them with this tragedy.
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