Bray Wyatt’s passing profoundly impacted the entire professional wrestling industry. Similar to every significant occurrence, it also appears to have united the community, if only temporarily.
Wrestlers from various promotions paid tribute to Wyatt, and both WWE and AEW featured segments that ensured Bray Wyatt’s memory stayed alive in the thoughts and hearts of everyone.
In the most recent episode of the “Extreme Life of Matt Hardy” podcast, Matt Hardy addressed his late great friend and future WWE Hall of Famer, Bray Wyatt. Matt mentioned that they held the funeral service this week after a delay caused by last week’s hurricane that hit Florida.
Matt Hardy Said “We (Matt and Rebecca) got up and we ended up going to the service. I’m so happy we’re able to make it. It was postponed because of the hurricane stuff a little later, but I was really, really happy we got to make it, and man, it was tough”. (Via-WrestlingNewsSource).
— The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy (@matthardypod) September 1, 2023
Hardy shared his experience, expressing, “It was sad. It was strange. It was weird. My heart is shattered for his family. Some of them spoke and I can’t imagine the grief that they’re going through. It’s just so hard to understand how someone 36 years old dies, you know, someone that you know and who you assumed was very, very healthy. It’s just hard to understand“.
Bray Wyatt has four kids. That’s especially heart-wrenching for Hardy as two of them are very young. He can’t even begin to imagine how the younger ones, who likely don’t fully comprehend it, will be affected as they grow older. All of this is simply overwhelming.
Tony Khan offered a private jet to AEW talent attending Bray Wyatt’s funeral
Bray Wyatt’s death at the age of 36 stunned both fans and the pro wrestling world. People still struggle to come to terms with the fact that Wyatt has departed from this life.
Speaking on the ‘Extreme Life of Matt Hardy’ pod, Matt Hardy revealed that Tony Khan provided a jet for all the AEW talents that wanted to attend Bray Wyatt’s funeral & took care of everyone real good 🙏
“Also a big shout out to Tony. He took care of everybody really good. He… pic.twitter.com/Vu01VqIzHU
— Wrestle Ops (@WrestleOps) September 8, 2023
AEW President Tony Khan granted the roster time off to attend Bray Wyatt’s funeral. During his appearance on the Extreme Life of Matt Hardy podcast, Matt Hardy discussed Bray’s passing and disclosed that Tony Khan had provided a private jet to facilitate AEW talent in traveling to Wyatt’s funeral. A fan posted “I don’t know how can someone hate Tony Khan. The guy always takes care of his wrestler”.
Matt Hardy Stated “Also a big shout out to Tony (Khan). He took care of everybody really good. He sent a jet down there and carried all the AEW talents up to TV in Indianapolis, and I was very grateful for that and definitely appreciated him. Once again, just showing how good hearted of a human being he is. He really made it work out so that everyone that wanted to attend could attend”.
— Cam (@SportsInsider54) August 29, 2023
Bray Wyatt will be forever missed by the pro wrestling world, as his presence touched the lives of fans, family, and peers alike. Regardless of the circumstances, Wyatt will always be considered one of the finest individuals in the industry.