Seth Rollins Continues to Mourn the Loss of Bray Wyatt in Emotional Interview.
Seth Rollins is still deeply affected by the passing of WWE star Bray Wyatt.
In an exclusive preview of an upcoming episode of Mythical Kitchen’s Last Meals, Rollins opens up about the August death of Bray Wyatt at the age of 36, revealing that the loss “still doesn’t feel real sometimes.”
Rollins, the 37-year-old WWE superstar, discusses his emotional journey with Mythical Chef Josh Scherer, highlighting how the wrestling world is like a tight-knit family.
He reflects, “Our little world that we live in is so small in a lot of regards, it really does feel like a family often. And Windham [Rotunda, Wyatt’s real name] was someone that I loved and worked with very closely for many years. We came up in the business together, and I was very close with him. It was a huge shock that he had passed, and it still doesn’t feel real sometimes.”
Rollins shares that while many in the Smackdown crew found some collective relief in the wake of Wyatt’s passing, it took him longer to fully process the loss.
He expresses, “I’ve had friends in the business who have passed, and that’s always tough. I remember wanting to do something for him in the ring.”
It wasn’t until Wyatt’s spirit seemed to “grab” Rollins that he felt the urge to honor his late colleague with a heartfelt tribute.
“I did way more than I expected to,” he admits. “I popped up in his spider thing, I ended up in the corner upside down, I even did his mandible claw that he shoved down my throat all the time.”
Rollins goes on to say, “It was a very cathartic experience for me, the beginning of the grieving process to let all of that out. I had that talk with the crowd afterwards, and then cried a lot as you would, and it was crazy. It still doesn’t entirely feel real to me.”
In August, WWE officially confirmed Wyatt’s death, and a source shared with PEOPLE that the wrestler had passed away in his sleep due to a heart attack, after having seen a doctor earlier in the day about an ongoing heart condition.
Bray Wyatt is survived by his fiancée Joseann Offerman, known as “JoJo” during her WWE career. They share two children, while Wyatt also had two children from his previous marriage to Samantha Rotunda.