The wrestling world is in mourning and paying tribute to Bray Wyatt after the former WWE Champion passed away at the age of 36.
“I am heartbroken at the news of Bray Wyatt’s passing. I have always had immense respect and love for him and the Rotunda family. I loved his presence, his promos, in the ring and his connection to (the) WWE Universe,” Johnson wrote. “A very unique, cool and rare character, hard to create in our crazy world of pro wrestling. Still losing the goat, Terry Funk yesterday and now Bray today. My love, my light, my strength and my mana to the Rotunda family and the Funk family during this difficult and heartbreaking time.
I am heartbroken at the news of Bray Wyatt’s passing. I have always had immense respect and love for him and the Rotunda family. I loved his presence, his promos, his work in the ring and his connection to the @wwe universe. Very unique, cool and rare character, hard to create in our crazy… pic.twitter.com/i9zlbJIOL3
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) August 24, 2023
Check out more tributes to Bray Wyatt from the wrestling world below:
Heartbroken is an understatement for my feelings at the time about this news. Windham was a consummate professional, an ultimate teammate, and a wonderful father, husband, brother, friend, and son. Always brought smiles. My family and I send our condolences and support❤️?? https://t.co/osbvNqvUkJ
— Titus O’Neil (@TitusONeilWWE) August 24, 2023
I am at a loss for words… I am grateful to have witnessed his greatness and to have been around his gentle spirit, always so kind and kind, and ready to help. My prayers to all his family?? https://t.co/FVTLoVbiul
— Daria/Sonya Deville (@SonyaDevilleWWE) August 24, 2023
Thoughts and prayers are with the Rotunda family. Bray Wyatt left us far too soon.
— Eric Bischoff (@EBischoff) August 24, 2023
Absolutely devastated to hear that my friend Windham Rotunda has passed away. It’s devastating to think that he left us at only 36 years old. My condolences go out to his family, wife and children. I’m really sorry, my colleague. I already miss you. pic.twitter.com/AVNuOTjdsx
— MATT HARDY (@MATTHARDYBRAND) August 24, 2023
Horrible. It’s so sad to hear the news about Bray. It’s really awful. Praying for you Mike, Stephanie, Mika and Taylor. I love you guys. So sad. #RIPBray
— Dustin Rhodes (@dustinrhodes) August 24, 2023
The hardest part of this industry…is when you connect with people…. and then that link is broken unexpectedly. RIP brudda. I supported you just like you did for me. I’ve missed you before… but this… it hurts. Bon voyage my man.
— Excellent Lee (@RealKeithLee) August 24, 2023
I can’t believe I’m writing this. But RIP Windham. I knew you the first day you moved to America, you were the greatest lover and you were loved by everyone who met you. I’m in shock…sending all my love to the Rotunda family. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/GYSJCsLMil
— SARAYA (@Saraya) August 24, 2023
Just in shock. Really at a loss for words right now.
— Lexi (Kaufman) Cabrera (@AlexaBliss_WWE) August 24, 2023
Devastated to learn 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
Dude… the first guy who took me under his wing when I signed in 2009. We spent a lot of our adult life together. I pray for Jojo. Pray for his children. I will miss your laughter and your childish charm, my friend. Goodbye, Windham.
— Ettore “Big E” Ewen (@WWEBigE) August 24, 2023
RIP Bray-You will be greatly missed my friend. You always made the locker room laugh. I’m grateful for so many special moments we shared in my ring last year. I can’t believe this. The world has seen only a glimpse of your creativity. This loss is immeasurable.
— TJ Wilson (@TJWilson) August 24, 2023