Every Time Bray Wyatt Wrestled in Bangor
The wrestling world was struck with somber news as Windham Rotunda, better known to fans as the charismatic and enigmatic Bray Wyatt, passed away at the age of 36. The news broke on Thursday night, leaving fans and fellow wrestlers alike in shock and mourning. WWE executive Paul "Triple H" Levesque conveyed the sad news via his social media.
Bray Wyatt had become an integral part of the world of professional wrestling. His various personas, ranging from the unsettling "The Fiend" to his earlier days as "Husky Harris," have left a lasting mark on the industry. After making a captivating comeback in late 2022, Wyatt continued to enthrall audiences. However, he mysteriously disappeared from WWE programs just weeks before their biggest show of the year, WrestleMania, in April.
Rotunda had traveled extensively with WWE, wrestling on various continents and in venues of all sizes. This includes the Cross Insurance Center here in Bangor.
It's rather surprising that Rotunda's visits to the Queen City of the East were limited to just two. Wrestling fans in Bangor had the opportunity to witness Bray Wyatt in action during a WWE Live Event on June 28th, 2014. On that night, the main event featured a Street Fight between John Cena and Wyatt, with Cena emerging victorious.
Fast forward to October 3rd, 2015, when the Cross Insurance Center was once again filled with cheers and excitement for another main event. This time, Bray Wyatt faced off against Roman Reigns in a No Disqualification Match, which Roman Reigns won.
As the news of Rotunda's untimely passing reverberated, WWE began its programming with poignant tributes that paid homage not only to Bray Wyatt but also to the legendary Terry Funk, who had passed away earlier in the week. Fans tuning in on Friday night were met with touching moments that celebrated the impact these wrestling icons had on the sport and its devoted community. The heartfelt remembrances continued on Monday night, underscoring the deep connection that binds wrestling stars and fans.