Uncle Howdy was introduced back in October 2022 on Friday Night Smackdown. Howdy made frequent appearances on WWE television, and it further increased the intrigue for the storyline with Bray Wyatt. However, Howdy has been absent for a long time now and it appears fans compared Michael Hayes to Uncle Howdy during Smackdown this week.

As Ringside News exclusively reported, Bray Wyatt is still dealing with “a health issue,” and has not been cleared for a return to the squared circle anytime soon. Even then, fans have been holding onto hope Wyat will return soon.

As seen on this week’s episode of Friday Night Smackdown, Night 1 of the WWE Draft took place and it featured several big picks for each brand. The likes of Bianca Belair and Indi Hartwell getting drawn to different brands certainly intrigued fans.

Both RVD and Michael Hayes were presenting the WWE Draft, as they picked out the names for each brand. Interestingly enough, fans on Twitter compared Michael Hayes to Uncle Howdy.


As previously reported, Bray Wyatt is excited to make his in-ring return when Wyatt recovers from his illness. We will have to wait and see when Wyatt will return, as fans can expect Uncle Howdy’s return along with him.

What’s your take on Michael Hayes? Do you think he looks like Uncle Howdy? Sound off in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet, a professional wrestling fan for over 20+ years, found his passion during the Monday Night Wars. With expertise honed over decades and a broad spectrum of interests including TV, movies, anime, novels, and music, he offers insightful analysis and coverage. Respected in the industry, Subhojeet keeps fans informed and engaged with his knowledge and perspective.

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