Former WWE Champion Bray Wyatt unfortunately passed away at the age of 36 earlier today.
He had been off WWE programming since February due to an unknown illness. Wyatt was rumored to face Bobby Lashley at WrestleMania 39, but the plans got canceled due to his health deteriorating.
His former Wyatt Family teammate, Braun Strowman, took to Instagram to share a heartfelt message about the news of his demise.
“I really don’t even know how or where to start. This is just what i can muster up right now.
8 Years ago today I joined you as your black sheep. If I knew only an 8 short years later I would have to say good bye I sure as hell wouldn’t have taken so much for granted.
You were my best friend, my mentor, my big little brother, my brother of destruction. You were there for all my highs and my lows as I was for yours. You taught me so many things in the business that we shared and loved and you taught me so much in life. You truly made me a better person.
I was so honored the day I found out you were having Knash boy and you asked me to be his Godfather. Windham you were one of a kind with a great mind and even better soul. The world lost such an amazing man.
My heart is with the Rotunda family, JoJo and all the babies know i love you all so much. I’ll see you down the road my friend.
Slap Brodie on the a$$ for me when you see him. I know this isn’t bye forever.
I LOVE YOU HOOT!!!”
Strowman and Wyatt (as The Fiend) main evented SummerSlam 2020, where The Fiend defeated Strowman to win the Universal Championship for the second time in his career.