It’s been a dark couple days for the wrestling world, as less than 24 hours after the world learned of hardcore legend Terry Funk’s passing, the fan base was shocked yet again by the unexpected loss of WWE superstar Bray Wyatt (Windham Lawrence Rotunda) at 36 years old. News of his death was completely unexpected, as he’d been pushing for a return to the ring, but was ultimately confirmed by WWE Chief Content Officer Paul “Triple H” Levesque.
Tributes have continually poured in for the fallen wrestler since news of his passing broke, with Pittsburgh-based metalcore outfit Code Orange offering a heartfelt message of their own. Having been the band to write and perform the wrestler’s intro music, they had a uniquely close connection to Wyatt. included in their tweet was a screenshot of a text message with the wrestler, who told the band that he shared their vision and that he trusted them to help convey his character’s image.
Long considered a visionary in professional wrestling for his unique style and penchant for macabre and creepy promos, Wyatt’s overall aesthetic fit in perfectly with Code Orange’s. Despite being released from the company back in 2021, he returned to the fold with a lot of hype around him. He was a former WWE Champion.
His condition was bad for a while, though at the time fans only were aware that he was battling a “career and life-threatening illness” earlier this month, according to Fightful. He is survived by his two daughters, a son, and his fiancé, former WWE ring announcer JoJo Offerman.
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