Bray Wyatt had a lot of expectations to live up to after returning to WWE last year at Extreme Rules. Sadly, these will never be met as he shockingly passed away on August 24th. Now it appears AEW President Tony Khan even offered a private jet in order to help AEW talent travel for Wyatt’s funeral.

Bray Wyatt passed away at the age of 36, shocking fans and the pro wrestling world alike as people still cannot seem to accept the fact that Wyatt is no longer among the living.

AEW President Tony Khan had given the roster time off in order to attend Bray Wyatt’s funeral. While speaking on the Extreme Life of Matt Hardy podcast, Matt Hardy talked about Bray Wyatt’s passing and revealed that Tony Khan offered a private jet in order to help AEW talent travel for Wyatt’s funeral.

“We (Matt and Rebecca) got up and we ended up going to the service. I’m so happy we’re able to make it. It was postponed because of the hurricane stuff a little later, but I was really, really happy we got to make it, and man, it was tough.”


“It was sad. It was strange. It was weird. My heart is shattered for his family. Some of them spoke and I can’t imagine the grief that they’re going through. It’s just so hard to understand how someone 36 years old dies, you know, someone that you know and who you assumed was very, very healthy. It’s just hard to understand. I feel like it would be easier if it was more understandable in some ways. He leaves behind four kids, two very, very young, which is just heartbreaking as well, especially having four kids myself, I just can’t even imagine because the younger ones, I’m sure they don’t comprehend it and how they’re going to be affected by it as they get older. All that is just so heartbreaking.”

“One of the weirdest things is that there were several AEW guys that attended the service, but just like almost the whole WWE was there and it was so crazy to see everybody, like, this gathering and to get everybody in one room and to like, exchange pleasantries with everybody. It’s just so sad that we were like, reunited, everybody in those circumstances. It was very, very weird.

But it was an important moment to let him know, as not only my friend, but someone I worked with, and my tag team partner, someone I really, really liked a lot, someone I had lots and lots of love for to be there and let him know I was there for his ceremony, that when he passed away and just to honor him and celebrate his life. That’s what it was all about today. There was a massive turnout for this which really speaks volumes about Windham’s character and how much he was loved. So yeah, it was nice. It’s just unfortunate that it was those circumstances.

Also a big shout out to Tony (Khan). He took care of everybody really good. He sent a jet down there and carried all the AEW talents up to TV in Indianapolis, and I was very grateful for that and definitely appreciated him. Once again, just showing how good hearted of a human being he is. He really made it work out so that everyone that wanted to attend could attend.”

The pro wrestling world will miss Bray Wyatt forever, as he touched the lives of fans, family and peers alike with his presence. No matter what, Wyatt will forever be regarded as one of the best human beings in the business.

What is your opinion on Tony Khan’s kind gesture? Are you glad Bray Wyatt was loved by so many? Let us know in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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