Seth Rollins and Bray Wyatt's lives and careers were intertwined for much of their WWE careers, both in front of and behind the cameras, making Wyatt's passing at age 36 last week especially hard for the WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
Rollins paid tribute to his friend during a house show this weekend, but he continued the homage on television on Raw Monday night.
Like many other superstars, Rollins wore a black armband, with his reading "Windham." Fans hip to Seth's connection to Wyatt lit up the fireflies during the blacked-out sing-along portion of his entrance. And Rollins opened his promo by exclaiming, "Yowie wowie! Welcome to Monday Night Rollins!", channeling the Firefly Funhouse host's catchphrase.
But there was yet another tribute to Bray that fans might have missed if they weren't watching closely:
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Yep, the right side plate on Rollins' World Heavyweight Championship was the Fiend's plate, a simple, fitting tribute to the former three-time world champion and a unique way for the Visionary to call out his friend. (It was Rollins who the Fiend defeated for the WWE Universal Championship in 2019.)
There undoubtedly will be other tributes paid to Wyatt on WWE programming in the future, whether it's slipping catchphrases into promos or borrowing some of his signature moves. His sudden death has shaken the entire wrestling world, and many will be looking to keep his memory alive.