For the second time in a week, a WWE superstar is missing time due to a non-wrestling-related injury
Bray Wyatt, whose real name is Windham Rotunda, suffered injuries in a head-on collision when his vehicle struck another in Tampa, Fla. last Friday.
Wyatt, who is one half of the WWE Raw tag team champions alongside Matt Hardy, was traveling to the airport prior to scheduled appearances at the weekend’s live shows and “Monday Night Raw.” Due to the injuries he sustained in the accident, Wyatt was forced to miss those events.
“Due to the injuries sustained, Wyatt did not compete at this weekend’s WWE Live Events and will not be present at [Monday’s] Raw,” WWE wrote on its website.
Due to injuries sustained in a car accident Friday, Bray Wyatt did not compete at this weekend’s WWE Live Events and will not be present at tonight’s Raw. https://t.co/VOCcsH6aY0
— WWE (@WWE) July 2, 2018
According to TMZ, Wyatt’s car was totaled and he was treated at Tampa General Hospital.
Despite the incident and being forced to miss shows, Wyatt seemed to be in good spirits.
“I’m moving around,” Wyatt told TMZ. “I’m going to live through it because I can’t die.”
On WWE programming, Wyatt and Hardy have been involved in an ongoing feud with the “B-Team” – which includes Wyatt’s real-life brother Taylor Rotunda – and are scheduled to defend their championship at the next pay-per-view event, “Extreme Rules,” on July 15.
During Hardy’s match against Curtis Axel on “Monday Night Raw,” WWE announcer Michael Cole referenced Wyatt’s absence and injuries, but left out exactly how he sustained them.
Wyatt’s injuries come just days after fellow WWE star Shinsuke Nakamura was reportedly bitten by a police dog in Bakersfield, Calif. and pulled from his United States title match on “Smackdown Live” last week.