Professional wrestler Windham Lawrence Rotunda is from the United States. His current contract with WWE allows him to perform on their SmackDown brand as Bray Wyatt.
Following in the footsteps of his father Mike Rotunda, his grandfather Blackjack Mulligan, and two of his uncles, Barry and Kendall Windham, Rotunda is a third-generation professional wrestler. His younger brother Taylor Rotunda, better known as Bo Dallas, is also a professional wrestler.
He competed in Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), then a WWE development territory, with his brother twice holding the FCW Florida Tag Team Championship. He did this between 2008 and 2012. Between 2010 and 2011, he competed as Husky Harris on WWE’s main roster, most notably with The Nexus.
Rotunda was rebranded as Bray Wyatt, the evil cult leader of The Wyatt Family, after returning to WWE’s developmental territories, and the group eventually made its main roster debut in 2013.
He held the WWE Championship once and the Universal Championship twice before becoming a three-time global champion in the WWE. Additionally, he has held the Raw Tag Team Championship with Matt Hardy and the SmackDown Tag Team Championship with Luke Harper and Randy Orton under the Freebird Rule.
|D.O.B.||May 23, 1987|
|Net Worth||$2 million|
Bray Wyatt Early Life
Windham Lawrence Rotunda was born on May 23, 1987, in Brooksville, Florida. He went to Hernando High School, where in 2005, at 275 pounds (125 kg), he won the state wrestling title. In 2005, he went to college. He also played defensive tackle and guard in football.
Rotunda played football at the College of the Sequoias for two years. As a sophomore offensive guard, he was named to the second team of All-Americans. He went to Troy University on a football scholarship and played college football there for two years. After deciding to become a pro wrestler, he left Troy 27 credit hours short of a bachelor’s degree.
Bray Wyatt Wife
In 2012, Rotunda married Samantha. They have two daughters together. In 2017, she asked for a divorce, saying he was cheating on her with WWE ring announcer JoJo Offerman. He got an injunction by saying that Samantha had said bad things about him to hurt his reputation.
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During the divorce proceedings, she asked him to pay her $15,000 per month for child support and alimony. They were eventually forced to go to mediation at a Tampa, Florida, family practice.
Later, it came out that Rotunda and Offerman are dating and have two kids: a son named Knash, who was born on May 18, 2019, and whose godfather is wrestler Braun Strowman, and a daughter named Hyrie (born May 28, 2020). On April 28, 2022, Rotunda and Offerman said “I do.”
Bray Wyatt Divorce
It was announced this week that Samantha Rotunda, who is married to the former WWE champion Bray Wyatt, has filed for divorce. Wyatt is the latest unhappy member of a group that includes other top stars, living legends, and WWE Hall of Famers who has also divorced their spouses.
Details of Wyatt’s divorce are still being revealed, but all signs point to an ugly split with allegations of adultery coming from Wyatt’s estranged wife, specifically with Raw ring announcer JoJo Offerman.
Details of Wyatt’s divorce are still being revealed, but all signs point to an ugly split with allegations of adultery. These charges have been referred to by Wyatt’s lawyers as “defamatory statements against the spouse to various persons in the community in an effort to damage his reputation.” Wyatt’s lawyers made this statement on his behalf.
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