On the most recent episode of WWE SmackDown, viewers had their first view of Bray Wyatt’s Uncle Howdy.
The horrific, Nightmare on Elm Street like monster figure will possibly actively take part in the development of the Wyatt 6 faction.
Many people think that Uncle Howdy is Bray Wyatt’s inner devil or alter ego. There are times when Wyatt is entirely controlled by a wicked ego that is rooted deeply inside him.
— Saturday Night Drive Podcast (@satnytdrv) October 29, 2022
This was demonstrated on WWE SmackDown when Bray was delivering his promo. The lights turned off and a strange figure called out Bray Wyatt for masking his true personality.
“Who am I? I am just a ghost of the man who cured the world of course. You are a fool. You cured the world. You sent him away. And now, the reason why you are just a shell of who you once were.”
“I will teach you to revel in what you are. But you sir, you are a liar. You claim not to wear a mask, but we both know that’s not true don’t we? You will never be able to hide from me,” said Uncle Howdy. [H/T Comicbook]
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Wyatt’s internal conflicts between the good and the evil appear to be being highlighted by the company. The embodiment of the evil is Uncle Howdy.
The Former World Champion is presenting two sides of himself, just like he did before; one urges him to accept his evil part and become The Fiend, while the other urges him to be humble and sympathetic.
During the most recent WWE SmackDown promo, The Master of the Wyatt Family provided further information regarding his predicament.
He took the microphone before Uncle Howdy arrived and spoke about his struggles and remembered being in a “dark place.”
“I don’t experience emotions the way others do. I’m not always in charge. They may occasionally take me to a really dark place. Sometimes I simply have no feelings at all. A part of me enjoys how eager I am to do some very horrible things.”
Another hypothesis holds that Uncle Howdy is a totally different person. He is the root of Bray Wyatt’s superhuman abilities and berates him for not displaying his violent side while urging him to return to his satanic persona.
Uncle Howdy looks an awful lot like Bray's uncle Barry Windham pic.twitter.com/ZypUyBviBm
— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) October 29, 2022
According to rumours, The Fiend is a member of the Wyatt 6 faction, and if the group ever becomes the part of programming, Bray will naturally fit into that gimmick.