Wyatt, real name Windham Rotunda, came from a dynasty of grapplers but found fame leading cult faction The Wyatt Family, winning titles including the WWE Championship.
The shocking news came as a thunderbolt, with no cause of death yet given for the athlete in his prime. Wyatt recently took time off but seemed poised for a comeback before this tragedy struck.
Fellow wrestlers expressed utter devastation, with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson describing Wyatt’s “tremendous respect and love” while still processing the emotional blow.
Ric Flair lamented “not taking any second for granted” after losing Wyatt and Terry Funk in two short days. Former rival Alexa Bliss mourned Windham as an “amazing friend” with one of the most “creative minds.”
Wyatt leaves behind a legacy as one of wrestling’s spookiest stars, weaving horror elements into his complex on-screen persona. But behind the frights he touched countless lives with his big heart.
The entire wrestling world has been left reeling by Wyatt’s shock demise. As fans join his WWE family in mourning, they’ll never forget the magic this true legend brought to every show.