UPDATE 3: UPDATE: WWE has confirmed tonight’s SmackDown will pay tribute to Bray Wyatt and Terry Funk – more at this link.
UPDATE 2: WWE.com has removed its preview for a Jimmy Uso return segment on tonight’s SmackDown.
UPDATE: PWInsider is reporting that WWE is bringing in Braun Strowman and Cody Rhodes for tonight’s SmackDown – for more details click here.
Rob Fee, who is WWE’s director of long-term creative and worked very closely with Bray Wyatt, has commented ahead of tonight’s SmackDown.
Wyatt, real name Windham Rotunda, passed away aged 36 yesterday, August 24.
As of this writing, WWE hasn’t announced any particular plans related to Wyatt’s passing for tonight’s SmackDown, but Fee has shared a message on Twitter.
He simply wrote:
Tonight is gonna be really special ❤
As it stands, WWE’s website is still advertising the following matches for SmackDown – Grayson Waller vs Rey Mysterio, and IYO SKY defending the WWE Women’s Championship against Zelina Vega.
The return of Jimmy Uso is also being advertised.
We’ll let you know if there are any further announcements or news regarding tonight’s SmackDown plans the day after Wyatt’s passing.
WWE has added the following note to the item descriptions for Wyatt merch on the WWE Shop website:
In the wake of Bray Wyatt’s death, WWE will donate all net proceeds to support JoJo Offerman and his children.
You can find said merch at this link.
Yesterday, Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful reported:
I was given permission to reveal that earlier this year Windham Rotunda (Bray Wyatt) got COVID that exacerbated a heart issues.
There was a lot of positive progress towards a return and his recovery. Unfortunately today he suffered a heart attack and passed away.
Our thoughts and condolences continue to be with Windham Rotunda’s family, friends, and everyone affected by his passing.
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