Backstage Update On Bo Dallas/Uncle Howdy's WWE Future

Latest on Bo Dallas/Uncle Howdy's WWE status following Bray Wyatt's passing.

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Bo Dallas is likely done with WWE following the tragic passing of his brother, Bray Wyatt.

Dave Meltzer reported as much on Wrestling Observer Radio. Dallas, he stated, was specifically brought back to the company to play the Uncle Howdy character alongside his sibling. His usage was "a favor to Bray," in Meltzer's words. While WWE could conceivably use Bo again, it isn't expected.

Dallas was initially released by WWE following a long period of inactivity in April 2021. The promotion ended up bringing him back as Uncle Howdy shortly after Wyatt's own comeback in October 2022, with Dallas playing a prominent role in Bray's storylines - even hitting an elbow drop from a lighting rig during Royal Rumble 2023's Pitch Black match with LA Knight.


WWE had not booked Dallas in a match during his stint as Uncle Howdy, meaning he has not stepped between the ropes himself since November 2019.

Bray Wyatt was just 36 years old when he passed away on 24 August. WWE's Chief Content Officer, Paul 'Triple H' Levesque, announced the tragic news following a phone call with Wyatt and Dallas' father, Mike Rotunda.

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