The touching unseen tribute that Bray Wyatt paid to his late friend Brodie Lee at WrestleMania 37 has now been revealed.
After signing with WWE in early 2012, Brodie Lee was paired up with Bray Wyatt as his “first son” in The Wyatt Family. Performing as Luke Harper, Lee remained with the faction for two years before being ‘liberated’ in late 2014.
The group eventually reunited a year later, remaining at least loosely affiliated until April 2017. While the group were a family on-screen Wyatt, Lee and Erick Rowan were also a family off it.
Although Brodie Lee departed WWE in December 2019, eventually winding up in AEW he remained close with Bray Wyatt, real name Windham Rotunda. After Lee sadly passed away on December 26th 2020, Wyatt only wrestled one more time, facing Randy Orton at WrestleMania 37.
During the match Wyatt paid tribute to his late friend copying his signature catchphrases, something picked up on by fans around the world. However, the man who designed a number of outfits for Wyatt has now revealed that there was another tribute that the crowd never got to see, at least in person.
Posting on Twitter, Jason Baker explained that Wyatt paid tribute to Lee with his ‘Burned Fiend Jacket’ which was seen during his transformation video. The jacket featured the mask Lee wore as Luke Harper while part of the Bludgeon Brothers, as well as his signature flannel pattern.
Trivia fact: @Windham6 and I worked several tributes to @ThisBrodieLee into the Burned Fiend jacket that was unfortunately never truly seen outside of @WrestleMania transformation video. Tributes included: His Bludgeon brothers mask, his @WWENXT flannel pattern, and more. pic.twitter.com/HOWVCA7gmf
— Jason Baker (@bakingjason) December 4, 2021
Bray Wyatt was released by WWE on July 31st 2021, and despite being linked with promotions such as IMPACT Wrestling and AEW, he has yet to return to the squared circle. However, it has been confirmed that the star will be at WrestleCon in 2022.
It has also been reported that the former Universal Champion is heading to Hollywood with long-time collaborator Baker.