A former College of the Sequoias football player is the new World Wrestling Entertainment champion.
Bray Wyatt, born Windham Rotunda, captured the title Sunday when he pinned A.J. Styles at WWE’s Elimination Chamber pay-per-view at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix.
Wyatt will likely defend his title against Randy Orton on April 2 at WrestleMania 33 in Orlando, Fla.
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Wyatt played football at COS for two seasons, where he earned second-team All-America honors at offensive guard. He transferred to Troy University before going into professional wrestling.
Before playing football with the Giants, Wyatt won a Florida state title in high school wrestling. His father, Mike Rotunda, wrestled professionally for several years.
While he never made it to the NFL, Wyatt does have a favorite team: the Oakland Raiders.