Since returning to WWE at Extreme Rules on October 8th, Bray Wyatt has been hounded by a mysterious masked figure known only as ‘Uncle Howdy’. He first made himself known on the October 28th edition of SmackDown where he interrupted a heartfelt promo by Wyatt.
Uncle Howdy continued to interrupt the star with cryptic messages on multiple editions of SmackDown as well as at Crown Jewel, alluding to Bray Wyatt’s past personas and “inner demons”.
As well as his issues with the eerie figure, Wyatt has been engaged in a rivalry with LA Knight. The two stories came together during the latest edition of SmackDown when it was revealed that Knight had been kidnapped and gagged by an unknown figure the previous week in the latest of several backstage attacks on the former NXT star.
Knight made his way to the ring and accused Bray Wyatt, claiming he and Uncle Howdy were one and the same. Wyatt came to the ring to deny the accusation and was interrupted by Howdy on the big screen, who addressed LA Knight and told him wanted to show him something “really scary”.
At this, Uncle Howdy made his entrance at the top of the ramp, tipping his hat to Knight while laughter filled the arena. Panicking, Knight then fled the ring.
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Surprising name produced Bray Wyatt SmackDown segment
According to Fightful Select, the segment was produced by Road Dogg. This is notable as the WWE Hall of Famer is currently serving as the Senior Vice President Of Live Events and wouldn’t normally work as a Producer for the show.
Prior to his current position, however, Road Dogg has been heavily involved in the creative side of WWE, having previously been the Head Writer for TV.
During his entrance for the segment, Bray Wyatt paid tribute to his former Wyatt Family teammate, the late Brodie Lee by yelling out his “YEAH! YEAH! YEAH!” catchphrase.