Erick Rowan On “Real Life Bond” With Bray Wyatt & Brodie Lee

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Erick Rowan has reflected on his relationship with Bray Wyatt and Brodie Lee.

Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, and Erick Rowan took WWE by storm when The Wyatt Family debuted in NXT back in late 2012. Just a few months later the group was part of the main roster as they continued to make their mark in the company.

Braun Strowman eventually joined the group bolstering its strength but all of the Wyatt Family’s achievements will always now be tinged with tragedy as two of the members are no longer with us.

Luke Harper became Brodie Lee once again when he joined AEW in March 2020 and the wrestling world was stunned when Lee passed away in December of that year following a short battle with a lung illness. More grief was to come when Windham Rotunda (Bray Wyatt) passed away at the age of just 36 on the 24th of August 2023 following a heart attack.

Erick Rowan pays tribute to Bray Wyatt

Taking to social media, Erick Rowan paid an emotional tribute to both of his late Wyatt Family brothers:

“Writing this down makes my soul foggy and my heart ache. Over 12 years ago from the island of FCW we would talk of our mutual love of horror movies and music before embarking on this crazy journey that brought us around the world with Jon. In the process something happened, this family we portrayed weekly in the wrestling world became a real life bond.

“We spent more time together over the next few years than we would our own families. Strengthening our bond as we dealt with life trials and tribulations together. Eventually this family grew with the introduction of Adam. As did our love for one another. Life is sometimes unfair, I want to pick up the phone and talk to my brothers. For when I think of Windham It makes me think of Jon then the reality of the crazy truth that they are no longer with us.

“Though I know they are always listening and smiling. With their sudden passings I can not state enough how much they loved their families. My heart hurts for their kids, for Jojo for Amanda for their brothers and sisters or anyone lucky enough to call them a friend. I love you both so much. This is only Goodbye for Now, I will see you down the road.”

Wrestling stars such as The Rock, Becky Lynch, and countless others have also paid tribute to Windham Rotunda in the wake of his untimely death.