At the 2023 Royal Rumble, Bray Wyatt had his first televised match since returning to WWE in October. At the event, he took on LA Knight in the Mountain Dew Pitch Black Match.
Wyatt came out on top in the bizarre bout which saw the arena cloaked in darkness while the ring ropes, weapons, and Wyatt himself were covered in neon paint.
Things didn’t end when The Eater Of Worlds pinned Knight after a Sister Abigail though, as he took his opponent up the ramp and laid him on the stage. Uncle Howdy then appeared on a platform above and leapt onto Knight as flames shot up all around the men.
Although this was Wyatt’s first official match back, he actually took part in several untelevised bouts at the end of 2022 during WWE’s Holiday Tour. One of those took place in Miami, Florida where he defeated Jinder Mahal.
After the match, Wyatt took pictures with fans and revealed to them that he had broken his finger.
Bray Wyatt provides graphic update on finger injury
Bray Wyatt isn’t the only man to damage his finger in recent weeks, as Dijak showed off his own unnaturally bent digit on social media following his barnstorming performance against Wes Lee in the opening match of NXT Vengeance Day.
Wyatt responded to the picture with one of his own, showing that his finger is still completely bent out of shape.
Same here man pic.twitter.com/BPrtIhFTHK
— WYATT 6 (@Windham6) February 5, 2023
On the latest episode of SmackDown, Wyatt and Uncle Howdy seemed to make their alliance official. While the former Universal Champion was sitting on his rocking chair backstage, Howdy appeared beside him and stared into the camera.
This was seemingly to show there was no longer any animosity between the pair after Howdy spent weeks trying to push Wyatt back to his dark side, a mission he appears to have now accomplished.