During the December 30th 2022 edition of WWE Smackdown, there was an in-ring confrontation between Bray Wyatt and LA Knight. After Wyatt accepted a match against Knight for the 2023 Royal Rumble PLE, Uncle Howdy made an appearance in the ring. Howdy stood between them but then stood next to Wyatt. However, Howdy ended up laying out Wyatt with a Sister Abigail and Knight wasn’t sure what to make of it.
Wyatt vs. Knight was later confirmed to be a “Pitch Black” match at the Rumble.
— WWE (@WWE) December 31, 2022