Seth Rollins Remembers Bray Wyatt – “Always Full Of Joy”

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Seth Rollins has spoken openly about the loss of his good friend and WWE colleague, Bray Wyatt.

The careers of current WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins and the late, great former WWE & Universal Champion Bray Wyatt will forever be linked. The two men were both signed by WWE in their early 20s, they were both fathers in their mid-30s and they became main event players and are clearly among the greatest superstars in WWE history.

There were clashes between Seth’s group The Shield and Bray’s Wyatt Family including a memorable match at Elimination Chamber 2014, which many fans felt was the best WWE match of that year.

As singles stars, Seth Rollins and Bray Wyatt clashed on numerous occasions whether there was a title on the line or in some cases when the Universal Title was up for grabs. At Crown Jewel 2019, Bray Wyatt beat Seth Rollins to become the WWE Universal Champion for the second time.

Seth Rollins Remembers The Kind of Person Bray Wyatt Was

Since Bray Wyatt (Windham Rotunda) passed away unexpectedly at the age of 36 last Thursday, his friends in WWE have been talking about his death as a way to try to deal with the fact that their friend is no longer with us.

While speaking on WWE’s After The Bell podcast with Corey Graves & Kevin Patrick, an emotional Seth Rollins spoke about the kind of man that Bray Wyatt was.

“He was just, he was the life of any room he was in. I mean, it didn’t matter what was going on or how you were feeling. The minute you saw him, didn’t matter how long it had been in between visits with Windham or anything like that, like, the moment you saw him, there was a handshake or a little finger shake sometimes, or whatever it was that you had with him. And it was always followed with a warm embrace, a laugh and a smile.”

“And just this joy, you know, that was the first thing that came to my mind was joy, he was just always full of joy. And that’s not to say Windham wasn’t a super thoughtful dude, because he was, he was deep and he was complex. But he was a simple guy at heart, he didn’t take a lot to pop him, didn’t take a lot to make him a happy man.”

“He was a tremendous conversation, he was just a best dad, a great friend. I mean, I’m still really just trying to wrap my head around the whole thing. It’s hard, you know, the weekend was really nice for me, I get that one out of the gate, it was a very much therapeutic experience.”

“I wasn’t there on Friday, for Smackdown. And so Saturday and Cape Girardeau at our live event was like my Friday, you know, being around other people who were going through the same feeling of loss and having them to hold and to talk to and to remember, and all those things. And then being out there in front of, the audience. And, you know, I did a couple of his things. And it just felt like I felt the spirit of him, you know, and that was really nice. And, it stinks that it takes tragedy to get us to see sometimes how special what we have in this wrestling bubble is, but here we are.”

“And that’s like the one positive that I’m taking out of it is just how much I do cherish everybody from our audience, to all the boys and girls in the back. Anybody who’s ever made anything that we get to do possible in any small way. And the people that we share our lives with every single week, in some capacity. You know, there’s just so much gratitude that I have for that. And I felt all of that this past weekend. And it was really special all the way through Monday.”

“It’s just been a whirlwind still trying to wrap my head around it but yeah, man, I love him. I know you know and me, we spend a lot of time with him. We’ll miss him. I just can’t believe he’s gone. I really can’t.”

After his death last week, Seth Rollins posted this emotional video about Bray Wyatt as well.

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