For many of us who have found joy in wrestling, one person who can be entertaining, even to those who aren’t his fans, is Bray Wyatt. Wyatt is an American professional wrestler who was formerly known as Husky Harris.
While he may not be Rey Mysterio, he also has his interesting and rather mysterious side and that makes him very interesting to a lot of people.
Bray Wyatt Bio – Age
It was as Windham Lawrence Rotunda that the wrestler was born on May 23, 1987 in Brooksville, Florida. He was raised in Florida and as he was raised alongside his two siblings, the dominant thing in their lives was wrestling. This is because their family was into sports too much.
For his education, Wyatt who would grow up as the third generation wrestler in his family attended Hernando High School. While there he was already into amateur wrestling and in 2005 he won a state wrestling championship. Shortly after graduating, he went to Troy University, where he got a football scholarship. Nonetheless, he later quit to fully pursue his career as a professional wrestler.
Professionally, he started out as Husky Harris before he later changed his name to Bray Wyatt. Before the transition, he was a member of the Nexus which had the likes of Wade Barrett and John Cena before it was disbanded afterwards. He then founded the Wyatt family, of which Erick Rowan and Luke Harper were the original members. Nevertheless, other fighters who later became a part are Daniel Wyatt, Braun Strowman and Randy Orton.
During his wrestling career, Wyatt became popular for things like his rocking chair, spider walk, and lamp. He has won a number of championships, including a WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship (with the Wyatt Family) and a WWE Championship.
His family, his father, his sister and his brother
Windham Lawrence Rotunda was born into a family that was very much into struggle. What makes him even more interesting is that aside from his immediate family, his mother’s side, including his grandfather, was also into sports.
His father Mike Rotunda was a professional wrestler who was in the ring from 1981 to 2007. Mike who started his wrestling by becoming the heavyweight champion won various championships during his time in the ring including a heavyweight championship of the NWA in Florida.
Bray Wyatt’s brother, Taylor Michael Rotunda, is also a more popular wrestler than Bo Dallas. Just as the whole family finds themselves in the world of wrestling, so does Mika Rotunda, Wyatt’s sister. She works as a member of the production team for WrestleMania 33 after starting out as a ring announcer.
Bray Wyatt’s wife
Bray Wyatt has been married since 2012 to Samantha Rotunda. The two met and started dating in college when they were both students at Troy University in Alabama. Their marriage was blessed with two daughters, Kendyl and Cadyn.
In April 2017, Samantha Rotunda filed for divorce against her bearded husband claiming that the relationship was irretrievably broken. In her divorce filing, Samantha accused Bray Wyatt of adultery and mischief even as the wrestler denied any wrongdoing.
Nonetheless, Samantha went on to claim that Wyatt had an affair with WWE announcer JoJo Offerman. Even after the divorce, it circulated that the wrestler was still reaching out to the advertiser who was on her side in a relationship with fellow wrestler, Jesse White who she had been dating since 2013.
After the separation, Samantha Rotunda filed for custody of their children, home, child support and alimony. Alongside the house, she also received a temporary payment of $14,735 from her ex-husband and a payment of $50,000 to take care of her legal expenses. Nonetheless, they are still locked in more battles over paying the monthly fee, as Bray Wyatt was content with only paying $6,000.
Since the divorce, it has been reported that while Windham Lawrence Rotunda lived primarily with JoJo Offerman, his wife and children now occupy the family home. This can easily confirm that Offerman and Wyatt are dating.
A dominant figure in the ring, Bray Wyatt has everything for his size and everything that helps him succeed as a wrestler. Here are his body stats:
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 285 lbs (129 kg)