According to Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful Select, Dallas is set to be backstage at the show, and there has been speculation that he’s performing as Uncle Howdy. In a previous report, Sapp noted that the person under the Uncle Howdy outfit doesn’t reveal their identity before getting in or out of it backstage.
Fans have been speculating that Dallas, Bray Wyatt’s brother, is the man under the Uncle Howdy mask, but this has not been confirmed. However, on Monday night, Alexa Bliss is set to explain why she attacked Bianca Belair last week. On the January 2 episode, Bliss clearly snapped during her match with Belair after she saw someone wearing an Uncle Howdy mask in the crowd.
WWE released Dallas, a former RAW Tag Team Champion and NXT Champion, on April 15, 2020. He previously stated that he was planning on returning to the ring. In October 2022, Bryan Alvarez of the Wrestling Observer reported that Dallas was expected to return to WWE.
Wyatt returned to WWE at the Extreme Rules premium live event on October 8, and he has been feuding with the mysterious Uncle Howdy ever since. He is also locked in a heated rivalry with LA Knight, and the two foes will clash in the Mountain Dew Pitch Black Match at the Royal Rumble.
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