24th August will go down as one of the saddest days in pro wrestling history as WWE superstar Bray Wyatt died last night. He passed away at the tender age of 36. The creative visionary who brought forth the remarkable characters of Bray Wyatt and The Fiend has wrote his final chapters in WWE folklore.

Condolences started pouring in from everywhere and even WWE’s rival AEW put out a heartfelt message, remembering Bray Wyatt.

Wyatt family members to reunite in heaven


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Bray Wyatt made his NXT debut in 2009 and by 2012 the superstar underwent a repackaging as he started a powerful faction called The Wyatt Family. That’s when he introduced Brodie Lee as one of the family members and also started their longstanding friendship. Later Lee left WWE in 2019 and joined rival AEW. But sadly, he passed away in 2020 due to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. And now fans believe that Lee and Wyatt will be together in wrestling heaven after the latter’s sad demise last night.

Going back to AEW, wrestling promotions never talk about their rivals’ activities as it will give them unnecessary publicity. Even when it comes to the demise of one of their stars. But Bray Wyatt’s death did the unthinkable and brought the two promotions together in these regretful times. Never ever has AEW in the past shared condolences for a WWE star’s death but they did so tonight.


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They said, “AEW joins the entire wrestling world in mourning the loss of Windham Rotunda, aka Bray Wyatt.  A third-generation wrestler, Windham proudly carried on his family’s legacy by forging his own incredible path to superstardom. Windham’s unique style and persona showcased his passion for the industry and desire for innovation. AEW sends its deepest condolences to Windham’s family, friends and fans. We are forever grateful for all his incredible contributions to the industry”.

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But not just AEW, all pro wrestling fans expressed their sorrow on receiving the regretful news.

Fans now have an added respect for AEW after their heartfelt gesture

Bray Wyatt was so adored by not just the WWE Universe but by pro wrestling fans and superstars alike. So much so that even ‘The Phenom’ The Undertaker passed on the torch to Wyatt in January during an LA Knight promo just like he did with Roman Reigns. His loss has definitely left a void in the WWE Universe and no one felt that pain more than the fans themselves.


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Fans expressed their grief on social media and more so commended AEW for respectfully keeping its differences aside in such sad times. One fan said out of respect, “Good Job AEW” thus praising the brand for its gesture. Another fan added to that thought by saying, We all need to come together and support each other truly. Support all wrestling. Rip Bray”. One tearful fan just couldn’t hold back his emotions and said, “all the men cried today 😢”. While another praised AEW again, “Respect that y’all posted this. All fans of wrestling are hurting by this”.

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Wyatt even received messages from major superstars who praised him for his contribution to the sport. To create such a lasting impression on WWE Legends in such a short span of time is really commendable. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Rotunda family and we pray that Bray Wyatt’s soul Rests In Peace.

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