Windham Lawrence Rotunda is an American professional wrestler who is best known for his work with WWE as Bray Wyatt and The Fiend. Rotunda is a former WWE and Universal Champion. He is currently a free agent.
Windham Rotunda aka Bray Wyatt was born on 23th May, 1987 in Brooksville, Florida. He went to Hernando High School. He won various football and wrestling tournaments throughout his childhood. He graduated in 2005. He earned a football scholarship from Troy University where he played football for two years.
Bray Wyatt and Samantha Rotunda got married in 2012. They both got divorced in 2017. Later, Bray Wyatt started dating Jojo Offerman. The couple announced their engagement on 28th April, 2022.
Professional Wrestling Career
Early Years and The Nexus (2009-2012)
Rotunda signed a developmental deal with WWE. He was sent to FCW and began training with his brother. The duo won the FCW Tag Team Championship. In November, the brothers lost the title to Dude Busters.
Rotunda joined NXT as a rookie under Cody Rhodes. He lasted a few weeks before getting eliminated from the show. He returned to FCW, where he wrestled for a few months before returning to the main roster.
At Hell in a Cell, he and Michael McGillicutty appeared and attacked John Cena, which led to Cena joining the group. He became part of the group and faced Cena and Orton. They took him off television after Orton punted him.
The Wyatt Family (2013-2017)
Rotunda was sent to NXT and was repackaged as Bray Wyatt. He formed a stable called the Wyatt Family. The stable comprises Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, and Eric Rowan. Harper and Rowan captured the NXT Tag Team Championship from Adrian Neville and Oliver Grey. On NXT, they lost the titles to Neville and Graves.
The stable made their main roster debut and attacked Kane. At SummerSlam, Rotunda faced Kane in a Ring of Fire match, which he won. At TLC, The Wyatt Family defeated Daniel Bryan, which led to Bryan joining the stable. A few weeks later, Bryan turned on the stable. At Royal Rumble, Bray Wyatt defeated Daniel Bryan. At the same night, Wyatt attacked Cena and cost him the title.
The Wyatt Family's biggest obstacle came as The Shield. The trios battled each other at the Elimination Chamber event, where The Wyatt Family emerged victorious. At the same event, Wyatt furthered his feud with Cena. At WrestleMania XXX, John Cena defeated Bray Wyatt. The rivalry ended with a Last Man Standing match, where Cena won.
Rotunda and the stable spent the year facing Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns. Rotunda was victorious over Ambrose but lost to Reigns. At Royal Rumble, Rotunda entered the match but lost. At Fastlane, he challenged the Undertaker to a match. At WrestleMania 31, he faced the Undertaker and lost.
After losing to the Undertaker, Wyatt once again targeted Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns. Wyatt added a new member to the family, Braun Strowman. The stable went on defeating the likes of Chris Jericho, Ryback, Dean Ambrose, and Roman Reigns. After losing to Roman Reigns at Hell in a Cell, Wyatt returned and attacked the Undertaker. At Survivor Series, The Wyatt Family lost to the Brothers of Destruction.
At Royal Rumble, The Wyatt Family attacked Brock Lesnar and eliminated him. It set up a feud between Wyatt and Lesnar but it never happened. At WrestleMania 32, John Cena and The Rock took out The Wyatt Family.
On RAW, the stable began feuding with The New Day. At Battleground, The Wyatt Family defeated The New Day. After being drafted to SmackDown, Wyatt began his feud with Randy Orton. After exchanging victories over each other, Randy Orton joined The Wyatt Family. After winning the traditional survivor series match with Orton, the duo won the SmackDown Tag Team Championship at TLC.
At Royal Rumble, Randy Orton won the match and teased a feud with Wyatt. At Elimination Chamber, Wyatt won the WWE Championship inside Elimination Chamber. On SmackDown, Orton burned the Wyatt Family compound and started their feud. At WrestleMania 33, Randy Orton won the WWE Championship by defeating Wyatt.
Various Feuds and Deleters of The World (2017-2019)
After being drafted to RAW, Wyatt began his feud with Seth Rollins. At Great Balls of Fire, he defeated Seth Rollins. Over the summer, Wyatt began his feud with Finn Balor. At SummerSlam, Demon Balor defeated Bray Wyatt. In November, Wyatt began feuding with Matt Hardy. Wyatt scored several pinfall victories over Hardy, which led to Hardy being broken.
In an Ultimate Deletion match, Hardy defeated Wyatt. At WrestleMania 34, Wyatt reappeared and assisted Hardy to win the battle royal. After Mania, Hardy and Wyatt formed a team called Deleters of the World. At Greatest Royal Rumble, Deleters of the World won the RAW Tag Team Championship. The team lost the title at Extreme Rules to B-Team.
The Fiend (2019-2021)
After a year off, Wyatt returned on RAW with a new character called The Fiend. At SummerSlam, The Fiend defeated Finn Balor. Over the next several weeks, Wyatt, as The Fiend, attacked several WWE legends. At Hell in a Cell, The Fiend challenged Seth Rollins for the Universal Championship. However, the match ended in a no-contest. At Crown Jewel, The Fiend won the Universal Championship.
Wyatt was drafted to SmackDown. After the draft, Wyatt had several matches with The Miz and Daniel Bryan and defended his championship successfully. At Super Showdown, Goldberg ended The Fiend's title reign. At WrestleMania 36, The Fiend defeated John Cena in a Firefly Fun House match.
After WrestleMania, The Fiend began a rivalry with his former stablemate, Braun Strowman. The rivalry concluded at SummerSlam where The Fiend won the Universal Championship. After the match, Roman Reigns attacked both the competitors. A week later at Payback, Roman Reigns won the Universal Championship from The Fiend.
At Draft, they drafted The Fiend and Alexa Bliss to RAW. On RAW, The Fiend began his rivalry with Randy Orton, which went on till WrestleMania 37. At TLC, Randy Orton burned The Fiend alive in a match. After months of absence, The Fiend returned at Fastlane to help Alexa Bliss. At WrestleMania 37, The Fiend lost to Randy Orton after Alexa Bliss turned on him. In July, Rotunda was released and ended a 12-year tenure with the company. He is yet to sign with another company.
Return to WWE in 2022
Bray Wyatt made his return to the company at the 2022 Extreme Rules. After months of teasing and speculations, Wyatt was finally revealed as the White Rabbit at the end of the Premium Live Event. On the recent SmackDown, Wyatt delivered an emotional promo, followed by a White Rabbit segment.
During the promo on 21st October edition of SmackDown, Bray Wyatt said that he confessed that he will not regret his action and that Wyatt's a servant and will go wherever the circle takes him. On the next SmackDown, Bray Wyatt was cutting a promo and suddenly lights went off. Then, on the big screen, Uncle Howdy made his appearence and warned Bray that he cannot run far away and that he is a liar.
At the Crown Jewel PLE, Wyatt made his way to the ring and delivered an emotional speech. Bray said that in order to become one of the best, he became a monster and felt unsatisfactory. He continued by saying that he will rewrite the ending to the story. Once again, Uncle Howdy interrupted and said that Wyatt's a liar and told that he should never remove his mask.
Bray Wyatt's Championships and Accomplishments
Number of Times
WWE Universal Champion
WWE RAW Tag Team Champion
WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champion
FCW Florida Tag Team Championship
FAQs on Bray Wyatt
Q. What is XYZ’s real name?
Bray Wyatt's real name is Windham Rotunda.
Q. How much does XYZ earn in WWE?
Bray Wyatt earns $4 Million in WWE.
Q. Who has created XYZ’s theme song?
Bray Wyatt's theme song Shatter is created by Code Orange.
Q. When did Bray Wyatt return?
Bray Wyatt made his return to WWE at the 2022 Extreme Rules.
Q. Is Bray Wyatt the White Rabbit?
Bray Wyatt revealed himself as the White Rabbit the 2022 Extreme Rules.