The wrestling community continues to mourn the untimely loss of former WWE Universal Champion Bray Wyatt. In the midst of collective grief, a poignant moment surfaced as WWE Superstar Luke Gallows opened up about a heart-wrenching call he received from JoJo Offerman, former WWE ring announcer and Total Divas star. The tragic news of Wyatt’s passing at the age of 36, attributed to a reported heart attack, has left a profound impact on those who knew him personally and professionally.
Gallows, known for his tenure in The O.C., offered an intimate glimpse into his emotional response to JoJo’s call during a recent video shared on WWE’s official YouTube channel. He recounted the call as a moment that “dropped him to his knees,” emphasizing the depth of his emotions and connection to Wyatt’s family. Wyatt and JoJo had been in a romantic relationship since 2017 and were parents to two children. The couple’s engagement was announced last year, marking a chapter in their shared journey that was cut short by this tragic loss.
“I love those kids man. Love those kids. JoJo called us [him and Karl Anderson] yesterday, we were shooting something for the net for .com I guess. Well, you [camerman] were there behind the camera. It dropped us to our knees and we had to walk out of the shoot and not finish what we were supposed to do because it felt so surreal him not being here today. Seeing the things they’re gonna do for the tribute tonight, we were talking about it out in the stands, you just, we wish it was a rib. I wish he’d pop out and say, ‘I got you guys.’ I just wanted to see what the reaction would be. But it’s life, I guess,” he said.
In the video, Gallows reflected on the overwhelming nature of the news and its impact on their immediate surroundings. He recalled a moment when he and Karl Anderson were filming content for WWE, only to have their world suddenly shift. The weight of Wyatt’s absence from the present moment became palpable, compelling them to step away from the shoot. The surreal feeling of Wyatt’s absence echoed as they contemplated the tributes that were being prepared in his honor.
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Gallows conveyed the profound sense of disbelief that has enveloped the wrestling community, revealing a desire for the news to be a jest, an unreal scenario that would eventually culminate in Wyatt’s triumphant return. He shared the sentiment of yearning to witness Wyatt emerge with a playful proclamation of “I got you guys,” a sentiment that mirrors the complex blend of humor and camaraderie that defined Wyatt’s presence.
In the same video, Karl Anderson echoed the sentiments of his tag team partner, celebrating Wyatt’s illustrious WWE career. He acknowledged Wyatt’s status as one of the most significant talents in wrestling history, attesting to the impact Wyatt made both in the ring and behind the scenes.
“Windham, dude, we love you and I can’t believe we had to do this,” he said.
As the wrestling fraternity grapples with the void left by Bray Wyatt’s passing, the emotional revelations from Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson reflect the profound connections and bonds that transcend the squared circle. The tribute to Wyatt, both through shared memories and ongoing reflections, underscores the legacy of an individual who profoundly touched the lives of those who had the privilege of knowing him.