Windham Lawrence Rotunda is a wrestler who is popularly known by his professional stage name, Bray Wyatt. He comes from a family with impressive wrestling records as his father is a retired wrestler who played professionally in the 1980s and 1990s under multiple stage names including Mike Rotunda. His brother, Bo Dallas is also a professional wrestler.
Wyatt began his career in World Wrestling Entertainment’s developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) in 2009 under the stage name of Alex Rotunda and went on to claim two Florida Tag Team Championships in FCW along with his brother, Bo Dallas. He also became a fellow of The Nexus wrestling team as Husky Harris before he adopted his current stage name, Bray Wyatt when he signed to World Wrestling Entertainment. He moved on to form a vicious wrestling team known as The Wyatt Family with the likes of Luke Harper and Eric Rowan.
Bray Wyatt has gone ahead to achieve a thriving career in wrestling as he has emerged as the winner of several wrestling matches for which he has claimed many championship belts to his name and they include SmackDown Tag Team Championship, fighting alongside Randy Orton and Luke Harper, World Wrestling Entertainment Championship and others.
The World Wrestling Entertainment Champion made his arrival into the family of Mike and Stephanie Rotunda on 23rd May 1987 in Brooksville, Florida. He has two siblings, a younger brother called Taylor Rotunda and a younger sister, Mika Rotunda. Wyatt’s father is a former champion wrestler that gained popularity in the 1980s and 1990s. During his career, he earned two Tag Team Championships and one NWA World Television Championship.
Bray Wyatt completed his basic education from Hernando High School where he became a state champion in 2005 at the 275 pounds State Wrestling Championship. He later gained a football scholarship to Troy University after playing football for two seasons at the College of the Sequoias. While in the university, he continued with his college football career for two years before he left the university without obtaining any degree as his academic record was 27 credit hours short.
In 2009, Wyatt began his wrestling career in the developmental territory of the World Wrestling Entertainment Florida Championship Wrestling where he formed a team with Bo Dallas, his brother and they went on to claim victory over Justin Angel and Kris Logan in FCW. They reclaimed the championship by defeating Dylan Klein, Heath Slater, among others.
By 2010, Bray Wyatt began wrestling under the stage name of Husky Harris in NXT. In an attempt to join The Nexus, Wyatt disrupted a match between the then Nexus leader, Wade Barret and John Cena, thereby helping Barret to have an edge over Cena. Similarly, he interrupted another match between John Cena and The Miz which led to Cena being defeated. As a result of this, Wyatt ignited a feud with John Cena and at the same time was added to The Nexus team. He later rebranded himself to Bray Wyatt when the Florida Championship Wrestling was changed to NXT by World Wrestling Entertainment in 2012. He further became the leader of the vicious wrestling team, The Wyatt Family during that time.
Following Bray Wyatt’s feud with John Cena, The Wyatt Family interfered in the World Wrestling Entertainment Championship match between John Cena and Randy Orton which led to the defeat of Cena. Afterward, John Cena challenged The Wyatt family to a fight on a Wrestle Mania Match for which they lost to him. The Wyatt family was later joined by Braun Strowman as they emerged as the winner of a six-man tag team match against Roman Reigns, Chris Jericho and Dean Ambrose. Bray Wyatt encountered his greatest career success in 2017 when he became a World Wrestling Entertainment Champion as he defeated AJ Styles, John Cena, Baron Corbin, among others in an Elimination Chamber match.
Bray Wyatt’s Family – His Brother, Sister
As mentioned earlier, Bray Wyatt has a younger brother named Taylor Rotunda who goes by his professional name, Bo Dallas. While in the World Wrestling Entertainment Florida Championship Wrestling and NXT, Dallas is a two-time Tag Team Champion in FCW and the youngest NXT champion in the history of World Wrestling Entertainment which he became at the age of 22. Wyatt’s sister, on the other hand, Mika Rotunda works as a fitness enthusiast and World Wrestling Entertainment’s backstage worker as she aids in the production of WrestleMania 33.
Wife and Divorce
Regarding his personal relationship, Bray Wyatt sealed his union to Samantha Rotunda, his high school beau with a nuptial bond in 2012. The marriage produced two kids before Samantha processed for a marriage annulment in 2017 on the basis of her husband’s extramarital affair with Jojo Offerman, a World Wrestling Entertainment ring announcer. In the following year, Bray Wyatt made his love affair with Offerman public as the two have gone ahead to welcome a child together in May 2019. They are currently residing in Miami, Florida.