WWE pays tribute to Bray Wyatt and Terry Funk to kick off the 8/25/23 edition of Smackdown

The August 25th 2023 edition of WWE Smackdown opened with Michael Cole announcing the deaths of Bray Wyatt and Terry Funk. There was a 10-bell salute with the active roster on the stage along with the injured Braun Strowman and former WWE star Erick Rowan.

WWE aired a video package in tribute to Wyatt. There was a closing shot of Wyatt’s rocking chair as the show went to commercial.

Later during the show, Cody Rhodes put over Funk and the following video package aired…