WWE Announcer Cried After Uncle Howdy’s Brutal Return

Uncle Howdy and Wyatt Sicks in silhouette

WWE announcer Corey Graves had an emotional reaction to seeing the return of Uncle Howdy with the Wyatt Sicks.

Following the main event of the June 17th edition of Raw, Uncle Howdy made a statement when he returned with the debuting Wyatt Sicks. After Nikki Cross made her way to the stage in the guise of Sister Abigail, the camera moved backstage where there was a scene of devastation. Bodies were piled everywhere and Erick Rowan, Joe Gacy, and Dexter Lumis stood among the chaos.

The group were wearing masks representing the characters from Bray Wyatt’s Firefly Fun House, and when the camera finally reached Uncle Howdy, he led them into the arena before picking up a lantern and blowing it out in the style of Wyatt, saying simply, “We’re here” to end the show.

Corey Graves was watching the scenes at home, and recently spoke about his reaction on Over The Top with Peter Rosenberg

“There Was Something Magical Happening” – Corey Graves On Uncle Howdy’s Return

Graves admitted that he cried when he first watched the debut, and explained how much Bray Wyatt meant to him and others in WWE.

“I cried. I sobbed. I sat in my bed, I was in bed, my wife [Carmella] was asleep, so I had the volume turned very low. I assumed it was going to happen at the end of the show, and I wasn’t sure what to expect because it’s such a touchy subject.

“Bray [Windham Rotunda] meant so many things to so many different people. He was such a unique character, a unique presentation, I don’t think it could have been done any better than it was Monday night. When you walked into Gorilla with the camera and saw Gorilla in shambles, which is striking even to me, to watch and see, having been there for years and years and it looks exactly the same. To see it completely destroyed and sparks flying, it was unbelievable. There is nothing I can say that would do it any more justice.”

Graves believes the segment was a “home run,” living up to Wyatt’s own perfectionism.

“I was watching it in bed, and when Uncle Howdy was revealed, and he started walking toward the camera, I’m telling you, I know the man behind Uncle Howdy [Bo Dallas] as well as I knew the man behind Bray Wyatt. There was something magical happening when Howdy started walking and hearing the crowd understand what was happening, I got emotional.

“Bray was so important to so many of us, and everything he created and took so much care of and so much pride in, it would have been a disservice to do anything less than perfection. It was a home run. I got out of bed, went downstairs to my living room, and watched it two more times in a row. Each time, I noticed new things, I saw it a little differently. I couldn’t get any more excited than I am about how it was done.”

H/T to Fightful for the above transcription.