Bray Wyatt is a scary name in WWE, and his gimmick has presented him as one dangerous human who can hypnotize anyone and manipulate them.
Bray Wyatt came into the limelight on the first day of his debut. He was introduced as the head of the Wyatt Family.
But very few of you might know that Bray made his WWE debut before he debuted as the Wyatt family member. He was also a part of NXT, the season where Daniel Brayan won.
It was just that he was not recognized by anyone before, but taking the character of Bray Wyatt has been a good career choice for him.
Without further delay, let us dive deep into the life of Bray Wyatt. Apart from his career, we will also discuss his early life, education, net worth, and many more here.
But before anything, let us have an instant glance at the quick facts.
|Full Name||Windham Lawrence Rotunda|
|Birth Date||May 23, 1987|
|Birth Place||Brooksville, Florida, U.S.|
|Father’s Name||Mike Rotunda|
|Mother’s Name||Stephanie Rotunda|
|Siblings||Taylor Rotunda (Bo Dallas)|
|Height||6 feet 3 inches (191 cm)|
|Weight||285 lbs (129 kg)|
|Trained by||Barry Windham, Florida Championship Wrestling, NXT|
|Merch||Bray Wyatt Wrestling Action Figure|
|Last Update||December, 2022|
Bray Wyatt: Early Life and Education
Wrestling has always been in Bray’s genes as he is the third generation of his family who has been active as a wrestler.
Now, let us start from the beginning; the birth name of Bray is Windham Lawrence Rotunda. He was born on May 23, 1987, in Brooksville, Florida, United States.
Bray’s grandfather Blackjack Mulligan, his Father, Mike Rotunda, uncles Barry and Kendall, and now his brother Taylor Rotauda ( Bo Dallas), have been professional wrestlers.
The love for wrestling started in him before he knew anything. When he was in school, he even won the state wrestling championship. Besides, after he graduated from Hernando High School, he joined the College of the Sequoias, where he played football as a defensive tackle and guard.
Bray was really good in football; he even was awarded All-American honors. Likewise, Troy University also gave him a scholarship in football, and he played college football in Troy for two years.
He ditched Troy 27 credit hours short of completing a bachelor’s degree to pursue wrestling.
If not a wrestler, Bray would have been a great footballer. But fate had something else destined for him. Bray chose wrestling over football and started training for wrestling.
Bray Wyatt: Career
In 2009, Bray made his professional debut in Florida Championship Wrestling as Alex Rotunda. However, he later changed his name to Alex Rotauda and teamed up with his brother on tag teams.
The Rotunda brother also won the FCW tag team championship but could not keep it for long and again lost it to The Dude Busters.
Later, in 2010 he debuted in NXT as Husky harris; NXT is a branch of WWE that gives a chance to young talents. His coach was Cody Rhodes in NXT.
In the first poll, he was ranked seventh among the eight rookies, which was not a good result for Bray. However, in the initial days of NXT, he did not do much except for having a feud with MVP.
But eventually, he improved his matches, and later, he was ranked fourth among six rookies. But everything changed after he made his debut in WWE.
In his debut, he helped Wade win a match against John Cena, and as a result, John forcefully had to be part of Nexus.
But Wade later flipped and refused to make Wyatt a full-time member of Nexus. And Wyatt failed to be a part of Nexus after losing a match against Cena and Randy Orton.
But later, as CM Punk became the leader of Nexus, he made Wyatt the first member of the new Nexus. At that time, there was a rivalry between Wyatt and Randy; as a result, Randy punted Wyatt on his head, and Wyatt’s journey as Harry ended after that in WWE.
He returned to FCW and became a Hockey Mask man, but that character could never make it to the television, so he started playing as Harris again.
However, nothing much was accomplished by Wyatt at FCW except for the tag team title with his brother.
The Wyatt Family
From this point, Bray Wyatt’s life took a complete turn, as his gimmick ad Bray Wyatt gave him success he had never experienced.
He made his debut as Bray Wyatt in 2012 as the head of the Wyatt Family. However, WWE initially formed the Wyatt Family in NXT. But after some time, RAW started airing some vintage clips of the Wyatt Family, making audiences curious about their entry into the main event.
Finally, on July 8, The Wyatt Family made their main event debut and attacked Kane. However, they didn’t stop there and kept assaulting other superstars like R-Truth, Justin Gabriel, Drew McIntyre, Heath Slater, and Jinder Mahal.
Moreover, they were constantly sending messages to Kane to be a part of their family and surrender in front of them.
Later, Kane challenged Wyatt, but unfortunately, Kane lost. After that, many such incidents started happening in WWE, and The Wyatt Family would assault the superstars and manipulate them, from Kofi Kingston to John Cena to Randy Orton.
But what created the most hype was the feud between Bray and Cena. After multiple assaults from Wyatt Family, Cena finally won the match against them by burying Wyatt and ending the feud.
In 2014, Bray started playing alone and set Harper and Rowan free, ending the legacy of The Wyatt Family.
Further, Bray alone was losing match after match, so WWE again decided to bring the Wyatt Family together in 2015.
This time WWE highlighted the feud between the Wyatt brothers and the brothers of destruction (Kane and the Undertaker). But the brothers of destruction won the feud.
In 2017, Bray won the WWE championship after winning the Elimination Chamber for the first time. But this title was only with him for 49 days as he lost it to Randy Orton.
After Brock Lesner vacated the Universal championship, everybody tried to become Universal Champion, and Bray was also one of its contenders. And he, in his entire career, became Universal champion twice.
Later, Bray changed the character and returned as Fiend; in 2019, everyone liked the texture and appreciated Bray for the gimmick.
But in 2020, audiences considered Fiend’s character the worst gimmick as it was no longer interesting to watch for the audience. So finally, after some unsuccessful final matches, Wyatt decided to end his twelve years of WWE career in 2021.
Therefore, it is not Bray’s end, as he still has a long way to go. Nonetheless, he is on a new path of searching for himself, and as soon as we get further updates about Bray Wyatt, we will update you soon.
Bray Wyatt: Net Worth
Bray has been actively working since 2009, so it is evident that he has earned quite a good amount of money.
It is expected that Bray has a net worth of about $850,000. And every year, WWE pays him $1 million as a salary.
Apart from that, he also earns some money from his WWE merchandise. In addition, he lives a lavish life with his kids.
Bray lives in a lavish House worth $205,00,0, and its area is 2500 sq. ft in his hometown Brooklyn.
He even owns the House of horrors, as shown on WWE Payback. And like its name, it is located in a silent place and is scary. House of horror is located in Missouri, and in 2017 the owner listed this House for sale at a meager price of $36,000.
Bray Wyatt: Body Measurements
Wyatt has maintained his body, and he is fit and toned. However, Wyatt is in the business and must be physically and mentally strong.
He stands at six feet three inches and weighs around 129 kg.
His brown eyes and brown hair complement his looks. At the same time, in WWE, he has such an aura that makes him scary; I must say, he has adapted his character very well.
In 2018 Bray Wyatt was cited for driving the car carelessly and causing an accident.
Per reports, Wyatt failed to operate the car carefully and was inattentive.
However, Bray was hospitalized and had some severe injuries. Thankfully he recovered soon, but he could not appear in his tag team match. As a result, Matt Hardy had to fight with Curtis Axel of the B team alone.
Bray Wyatt: Personal Life
Bray Wyatt is in a relationship with Jojo Offerman. Their togetherness was criticized by many, but Bray and Jojo didn’t care what others thought, and they still were together.
In 2017, Wyatt was accused of cheating on his wife, Samantha Rotunda, and she filed a divorce. In addition, everyone criticized Jojo and Bray’s relationship for being an extramarital affair.
Jojo was an announcer in WWE who debuted from NXT in 2013. But with the release of Wyatt from WWE in 2021, she also left WWE.
Jojo and Bray have been blessed with two kids; their son Knash was born in 2019, and Knash’s godfather is Braun Strowman. And in 2020, their daughter Hyrie was born.
Similarly, Samantha and Wyatt have two daughters together, and they co-parent their two daughters pretty well. However, Jojo also supports Wyatt and loves his two daughters, Samantha.
Wyatt doesn’t like public attention and tries to keep his life private, but as he is a public figure, everything about him becomes news.
Social Media Presence
Bray is active on Instagram. Undoubtedly, he has many fans who follow him from all over the world.
He keeps posting videos mostly related to his work on his Instagram. And, apart from that, he keeps posting pictures of his kids and girlfriend.
Therefore, if you want to know more about Bray, there are many articles on him all over the internet.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Are Bray Wyatt and the Wyatt family related?
No, they are not. Bray, Harper, and Rowan met in WWE, and it was part of WWE’s gimmick to present them as brothers.
Why did Bray Wyatt leave WWE?
Bray Wyatt left WWE as his contract with them ended. But as per sources, Vince McMahon, the owner of WWE, did not like Wyatt, so he didn’t force him to stay or extend his contract with WWE.