Football and wrestling worlds collided this weekend as a touching tribute was paid to the late Bray Wyatt during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Fulham.
The unexpected gesture showcased the far-reaching impact and influence of the wrestling superstar.
Bray Wyatt: A Heartfelt Gesture at the Emirates Stadium
During the half-time break at the Arsenal vs Fulham match, attendees at the Emirates Stadium were treated to a poignant moment.
The stadium’s sound system played Bray Wyatt’s iconic WWE entrance theme, a gesture that resonated deeply with fans of both football and wrestling.
This act of remembrance was not only a nod to Wyatt’s immense popularity but also a testament to the universal appeal of the wrestling world.
The Tragic Passing of Bray Wyatt
Bray Wyatt, whose real name was Windham Rotunda, tragically passed away at the age of 36 on Thursday, August 24th.
Reports from Fightful suggest that earlier in the year, Wyatt had contracted COVID, which exacerbated existing heart issues.
Despite showing positive progress towards recovery, he unfortunately suffered a heart attack and passed away. The wrestling community and fans worldwide have been mourning the loss of this iconic figure.
WWE’s Tribute and Support
The Premier League tribute wasn’t the only one Wyatt received. The previous night’s episode of SmackDown was filled with tributes to the late wrestler.
In a touching gesture of solidarity, several WWE stars even got matching tattoos of Wyatt’s logo.
Moreover, WWE has taken a step further to support Wyatt’s family. They announced that all net proceeds from Bray Wyatt’s merchandise sales on the WWE Shop website would be donated to support JoJo Offerman, Wyatt’s partner, and their children.