Quick Facts Of Bray Wyatt
Celebrated Name Bray Wyatt Age 32 Years Nick Name Bray Wyatt Birth Name Windham Lawrence Rotunda Birth Date 1987-05-23 Gender Male Profession Wrestler
Bray Wyatt, popular by his ring name The Fiend is an American professional wrestler. He is currently signed to WWE and performs on the Raw brand. He made his wrestling debut in April 2009. He held the FCW Florida Tag Team Championship twice with his brother Bo Dallas. He also held SmackDown Tag Team Championship once, the WWE Championship once, and the Raw Tag Team Championship once. He took a hiatus from wrestling in mid-2018 and returned to WWE in April 2019.
What is Bray Wyatt Famous For?
- FCW Florida Tag Team Champion with Bo Rotundo in 2009 and 2012.
- WWE Champion in 2017.
- WWE Raw Tag Team Champion with Matt Hardy in 2018.
- WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champion with Luke Harper and Randy Orton in 2016.
Where was Bray Wyatt Born?
Bray Wyatt was born on 23 May 1987. His birth name is Windham Lawrence Rotunda. His birth place is in Brooksville, Florida in the United States.
He was born to a father, Mike Rotunda, and a mother, Stephanie Rotunda. His father is a retired professional, whereas his uncles, Barry Windham, and Kendall Windham, are also retired professional wrestlers. His grandfather, Blackjack Mulligan was also a professional wrestler. He has a brother, Taylor Rotunda.
He attended Hernando High School. He won a state wrestling championship at 275 pounds at highs school in 2005. After high school, he attended College of the Sequoias, where he played college football as a defensive tackle and guard. He earned honors such as a sophomore offensive guard and second-team All-American at the Sequoias. He received a football scholarship from Troy University. He left Troy 27 credit hours short of earning a bachelor’s degree to become a wrestler.
He made his professional debut in
Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) in April 2009.
He debuted under the name Alex Rotundo.
He later changed his name to Duke Rotundo.
He began teaming with his brother Bo.
The Rotunda Brothers defeated Justin Angel and Kris Logan to become the FCW Tag Team Championship in July 2009.
The brothers defended the championships until November 2009, where they were defeated by the Dude Busters.
He joined NXT under the name Husky Harris in June 2010.
He made his NXT debut in a tag team match with Cody Rhodes against Montel Vontavious Porter and Percy Watson.
While on NXT, he continued wrestling in FCW.
He was eliminated from NXT in September 2010.
He failed to earn membership in the Nexus in October episode of Raw when he lost a tag team match with Michael McGillicutty against John Cena and Randy Orton.
However, they were inducted into The Nexus in the same month.
Return to FCW
Rotunda returned to FCW after Randy Orton punted him in the head.
He adopted the gimmick of the hockey mask-wearing Axel Mulligan.
However, his character never made it to FCW TV.
The Rotunda brother won the FCW Florida Tag team Championship for the second time when they defeated Brad Maddox and Eli Cottonwood in February 2012.
The Wyatt Family
He debuted a new character, Bray Wyatt in April 2012.
WWE rebranded FCW into NXT Wrestling.
He suffered a torn pectoral muscle in July 2012.
He continued to appear on NXT, founding a faction known as The Wyatt Family in November 2012.
Luke Harper became his first “son” and Erick Rowan as his second.
Harper and Rowan became the NXT Tag Team Champion in May 2013.
The Wyatt Family made their Raw debut in July 2013 by assaulting Kane.
Daniel Bryan joined The Wyatt Family in 2013.
Bryan left The Wyatt Family after attacking the group’s member in January episode of Raw.
The Wyatt Family cost John Cena his WWE World Heavyweight Championship match against Randy Orton when The Wyatt Family attacked Cena.
Cena defeated Wyatt at WrestleMania XXX. It was Wyatt’s first pinfall loss on WWE’s main roster.
Cena won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in June 2014 in a Money in the Bank ladder match against Wyatt.
Wyatt began a series of cryptic promos, referring to himself as “The New Face of Feat”, where he emerged from a casket.
The Wyatt family reunited in July 2015 when Harper helped Wyatt to defeated Roman Reigns at Battleground.
The Wyatt Family recruited Braun Strowman as their new member in August 2015.
The Brothers of Destruction attacked The Wyatt Family in November 2015. Wyatt and Harper lost to The Brothers of Destruction in Raw in the same month.
Wyatt and Rowan were drafted to SmackDown in the 2016 WWE draft. Strowman was drafted to Raw.
Orton joined The Wyatt Family in October 2016.
Wyatt and Orton defeated Heath Slater and Rhyno at Tables, Ladders & Chairs match in December 2016 to become the SmackDown Tag Team Champion. It was Wyatt’s first title win in WWE.
Harper was exiled from the group in January 2017.
He won his first singles title in February 2017 when he won the WWE Championship defeating Cena, AJ Styles, The Miz, Dean Ambrose, and Baron Corbin in an Elimination Chamber match.
Orton ended Wyatt’s title reign at 49 days.
Wyatt was moved to Raw as a part of the Superstar Shake-Up, where defeated Orton after being helped by Jinder Mahal.
Wyatt defeated Matt Hardy on the 25th Anniversary of Raw in January 2018.
He later helped Matt Hardy to win the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 34 in April 2018.
The duo formed a team and won the vacant Raw Tag Team Championship in April 2018 at Greatest Royal Rumble, where they defeated Cesaro and Sheamus.
The group disbanded after Hardy decided to take time off to heal his injuries.
Wyatt challenged The Undertaker for a match at WrestleMania 31. Undertaker defeated Wyatt.
Return to WWE
Wyatt returned to WWE in April 2019 sporting differed hair and shorter beard with a leaner physique, with a gimmick as an eerie children’s entertainer hosting pre-taped segments called, Firefly Fun House with the aforementioned sinister buzzard puppets, Mercy the Buzzard, and Abby the Witch. Ramblin’ Rabbit and Huskus the Pig were introduced later.
Wyatt appeared in more sinister clothing and an evil-looking mask. He called his persona “The Fiend”.
The puppets began making cameo appearances backstage during the broadcasts of Raw and SmackDown Live.
He returned as “The Fiend” in July episode of Raw and performed a Sister Abigail on Finn Balor.
Wyatt attacked Mick Foley on Raw Union in July 2019.
He defeated Balor in a match at SummerSlam.
Pro Wrestling Illustrated
Feud of the Year (2010) – The Nexus vs. WWE
Match of the Year (2014) vs. John Cena in a Last Man Standing match at Payback
Most Hated Wrestler of the Year (2010) – as part of The Nexus
Ranked No. 6 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2014
Wrestling Observer Newsletter
Best Gimmick (2013) as part of The Wyatt Family
Worst Gimmick (2017) as Sister Abigail
Worst Worked Match of the Year (2014) vs. John Cena at Extreme Rules on May 4
Worst Match of the Year (2017) vs. Randy Orton at WrestleMania 33 on April 2
Worst Feud of the Year (2017) vs. Randy Orton
Who is Bray Wyatt Married to?
He married his high school friend Samantha. They got married in 2012. The couple has two children together. The couple split in June 2017. Samantha had previously filed for divorce in March 2017 after she discovered Wyatt’s affair with WWE ring announcer JoJo Offerman. Wyatt made his affair with Offerman public in September 2018. The couple welcomed their first child in May 2019. He lives with Samantha and their child in Miami, Florida.
How tall is Bray Wyatt?
Bray Wyatt stands at a height of 1.91 m i.e. 6 feet and 3 inches tall. He has a body weight of 285 lbs i.e. 129 kg. He has a muscular body build.
What is Bray Wyatt Net Worth?
Bray Wyatt earns from his professional wrestling career. He is currently signed to WWE. His net worth is estimated at $1 million.
Did You Know?
- He is the third-generation professional wrestler in his family.
- His brother is also a professional wrestler popular by the ring name Bo Dallas.
- He previously wrestled in WWE under the ring name Husky Harris.
- His ring names are Alex Rotundo, Axel Mulligan, Bray Wyatt, Duke Rotundo, Husky Harris, Levi Wyatt, The Fiend, and Windham Rotunda.
- He was a prolific offensive guard at college.
- He has a playable character in WWE video game series.