WWE Star Had ‘Heart Issues’ Before Sudden Firing

Fans were saddened when Bray Wyatt passed away at the age of 36. Wyatt’s sudden passing has shocked the entire pro wrestling world with tributes pouring in for the beloved Superstar. The news of Wyatt’s passing away was earlier shared by Triple H on Twitter after he got a call from Rotunda’s father, Mike Rotunda (IRS in WWE).



Wyatt had been dealing with health issues earlier this year and he was also released in 2021. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter recently reported the reason for Bray Wyatt’s release.

“The next year, Fiend was in a feud with Orton for WrestleMania where the indestructible character lost clean to an RKO in just a few minutes and the character was killed off. Everyone expected a return in some form, but on July 31, 2021, he was released.”

“It was kept secret from almost everyone as to the reason, but he had heart issues already. Multiple sources told us that off the record, noting that few were aware of it.”

He was expected to compete at WrestleMania 39 in April against Bobby Lashley. However, the plan was scrapped due to “physical issues.”

The outlet also noted that, concerning Bray Wyatt’s match against Bobby Lashley at WrestleMania 39, that he had to leave that program due to a “serious case of COVID.” The expectation at the time was that he would be back.

“We reported it as a health issue, although we were told off the record it was a serious case of COVID, but the expectation was he’d be back. However, the COVID was serious enough that it caused even more damage to his heart.”

Dr. Alex Patel, who is a Canadian medical professional, provided insights into the impact of COVID-19 on the heart. It was noted that COVID has been known to cause “severe heart inflammation.”

“COVID has been known to cause severe heart inflammation that we call myocarditis. The condition is similar to what a lot of people are linking with the vaccine but it’s magnitude more common with Covid itself. When you get inflammation of the heart, it can cause heart damage called cardiomyopathy. Cardiomyopathy 1 if it doesn’t recover can cause heart failure and leave you prone to arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death that can eventually result in death.”

Barry Russell
Barry Russell
A dedicated pro wrestling follower for more than a decade

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