Fans are aware that the Uncle Howdy character was an integral part of Bray Wyatt’s story following his WWE return last year. On the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer noted that WWE had plans to have Wyatt battle Howdy at WrestleMania 39. Alexa Bliss was also set to bring back her old gimmick from the time when she was involved with Wyatt on WWE TV, but her pregnancy squashed those plans.
“Taylor Rotundo had returned to WWE as Uncle Howdy. At first the idea was for Wyatt to build to a match with Howdy at WrestleMania, but that plans ended up changing and Howdy was not being pushed at that level and the character dropped. Alexa Bliss, who was associated with Wyatt years earlier in doing a female monster gimmick, was about to go back to the gimmick when he became ill. She later got pregnant so the plans never developed.” [H/T WOR]