The Deadman surprised the world on the 30th anniversary of RAW by bringing back his old persona. For the first time in 20 years, he arrived as “The American Badass” in full form with his custom-made American chopper. He accepted LA Knight’s open invitation to face him and arrived in his old biker gimmick riding the motorcycle. “American Bad Ass” by Kid Rock was blasting through the arena as he circled the ring.
Contrary to his previous attitude, Knight wanted nothing to do with his challenger. He bailed and retreated down the ramp. As he was doing that, the lights went out and Bray Wyatt’s theme “Shatter” started playing. Wyatt himself appeared behind him with his signature lamp in hand. Knight ran back to the ring to escape him but Undertaker was waiting there for him. Taker set him up for his signature Chokeslam but passed him over to Wyatt instead. Bray hit his Royal Rumble opponent with a Sister Abigail. The American Badass then whispered something into Bray’s ear before leaving the ring.
This segment between the two was viewed by all as a “passing the torch” moment. What did the Legend whisper is still unknown and is left to the imagination. WWE even officially asked the fans’ opinion on this on twitter. Both these superstars have similar dark menacing auras and have appreciated each other on social media.
Respect is earned! https://t.co/TW7db49Uqq
— Undertaker (@undertaker) January 25, 2023Advertisement
The two had faced each other at WrestleMania 31 in 2015, a match that The Undertaker won. Wyatt has certainly won the veteran’s respect since then. He will face LA Knight in a first time ever Pitch Black match sponsored by Mountain Dew.
— LA Knight (@RealLAKnight) January 20, 2023Advertisement
This unique match is taking place at the Royal Rumble this Saturday January 28th.