August 26, 2023 | 2:53 p.m
A few WWE stars found their own way to honor Bray Wyatt in perpetuity.
Wyatt, born Wyndham Rotunda, died unexpectedly on Thursday aged 36 of a heart attack after complications from Covid-19.
Several of his peers chose to tattoo Wyatt’s “Firefly” logo before Friday night’s “SmackDown.”
Rob Fee — WWE’s longtime chief creative officer — along with wrestlers Braun Strowman, Karian Cross and Shots can all be seen on Cross’s wife Scarlett’s Instagram stories at the Indiana tattoo parlor, making Wyatt’s memory and identity a permanent fixture.
Strowman was a member of the star’s legendary Wyatt Family stable and Fee worked closely with Wyatt in the build-up to his return to WWE last year.
WWE paid tribute to Wyatt and the legendary Terry Funk on an emotional SmackDown from Louisville, Kentucky.
Wyatt’s famous rocking chair was left alone on stage in the spotlight surrounded by the wrestler to open the show, and it closed with his signature lantern ring.
The son of wrestling legend Mike Rotunda, Wyatt was a three-time world champion in WWE and was considered one of the most innovative creative minds in the business, pushing the use of storytelling and visual effects.
He signed with the company in development in 2009 and has been a permanent fixture on the main roster since 2012, when he was released midway through his run in 2021 with roles in “Firefly Funhouse” and The Fiend.
Wyatt used a month-long “white rabbit” structure filled with clues and QR codes to build up to Extreme Rules last October.
He wrestled only one televised match at the Royal Rumble in January, before being out with WWE in February due to an undisclosed illness.