The wrestling world is still in shock over the passing of former WWE Universal Champion Bray Wyatt back on August 24.
Wyatt’s last televised match took place back at the Royal Rumble when he defeated LA Knight in the Mountain Dew Pitch Black match.
Wyatt’s final opponent Knight paid tribute to Bray on the August 25 episode of SmackDown in the form of a promo, before defeating Finn Balor in the main event.
He said (transcription via Fightful):
“That was the last televised match. We did a series of matches for three weeks to a month after that. That’s essentially where I cut my teeth on SmackDown, in that whole feud. It goes back to what I said on SmackDown, sometimes your biggest foes can be your biggest helpers. In a lot of ways, that whole interaction and whole story helped get me visibility and get me to where I am now.
It’s tough to take pride in the fact that I was his last match because I wish I wasn’t. I don’t know how to think about that one, other than the fact that I can look at it in a way that I made the most of that opportunity, I’m grateful for the opportunity I had to make that work, and it’s one of the big reasons why I’m doing what I’m doing right now.”
Wyatt, real name Windham Rotunda, passed away aged 36 on Thursday, August 24.