The wrestling universe was recently left in shock with the untimely passing of the iconic WWE Superstar Bray Wyatt, also known in real life as Windham Rotunda, at the age of 36 due to a sudden heart attack in August 2023.
However, before this tragic event, Wyatt's unwavering spirit and professionalism were notably highlighted during his sensational return. After being released from the Stamford-headquartered WWE in 2021, under Triple H's management, Wyatt staged a powerful comeback at Extreme Rules 2022.
This culminated in a landmark victory against LA Knight at Royal Rumble 2023, where he took the title in the inaugural Pitch Black match. Despite his professional crescendo, Wyatt faced a brief intermission after the event.
Known as 'The Eater of Worlds', he went on a sabbatical only to never return.
Bray Wyatt Emotional Dilemma
Recently, Wyatt's confidant and collaborator, Jason Baker, who was instrumental in designing the eerie Firefly Fun House puppets and the spine-chilling mask for Wyatt, engaged in a heartfelt conversation with Metro.co.uk.
During their talk, Baker reminisced on how the former Universal Champion contemplated delaying his grand WWE re-entry in light of the death of Baker's grandmother right before Extreme Rules. Baker recounted, "Moments after I had seen Windham off at the airport, I was informed about my grandmother.
I promptly informed him, to which, with immense empathy, he immediately responded, 'Do you wish to postpone this?'" Furthermore, Baker elucidated the meticulous preparations leading up to Wyatt's return at Extreme Rules.
Not wanting his friend to potentially jeopardize his WWE homecoming, Baker and his dedicated team at Callosum Studios pulled all-nighters for four days ensuring everything was impeccable. "Hints of Wyatt's impending return had been dropped for avid fans through the White Rabbit QR codes," Baker mentioned.
"And on the day, with Wyatt's enigmatic mask and the resurrection of his Firefly Fun House puppets, the atmosphere was electric and shrouded in secrecy." Lastly, Baker poignantly emphasized Wyatt's genuine humanity, describing him as more than an exceptional wrestler; he was a compassionate friend.
Baker concluded, "While Bray was prepared to sideline his Extreme Rules return for my sake, hearing the roar of the fans made the moment invaluable."