The Bloodline in WWE has been one of the prime examples of storytelling in modern wrestling. From Roman Reigns‘ long-awaited heel turn in 2020 to the addition of the Honorary Uce, Sami Zayn, this story has seen an evolution that is unprecedented in pro wrestling. However, the one constant throughout its run, except for Roman Reigns, has been Jey Uso.
The Usos, especially Jey, have never been more dominant than they are in the Bloodline. This is why the second loudest pop this Saturday, after Sami Zayn’s chair shot to Roman Reigns, was received by Jey Uso as he walked out of the ring. It was only the previous week that Jey defended Sami Zayn in the ‘Tribal Court’ on Raw 30. Hence, the betrayal of the honorary UCE left the “Main Event” Jey in conflict, and he refused to be part of the beatdown.
It is very evident that Jey doesn’t always agree with his Tribal Chief and has been the voice of reason. This could be the reason that Jey finally saw through the manipulation of Roman Reigns and decided to side with Zayn at the Royal Rumble. And if fans had any confusion, he posted a photo on Instagram with the caption, “I’m Out” after the event. While the fans didn’t get any follow-up on Raw, WWE has advertised that the Bloodline will be on SmackDown. As it is very evident that Sami Zayn is not a part of the group any longer, the question is: Is Jey really done for good this time? Or will the Head of the Table make him fall in line once again?
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The history of Jey Uso and Roman Reigns
While The Usos and Roman Reigns were acknowledged as cousins on TV, it was not until 2020 that they became one of the main-event acts in WWE. After finally turning heel, Roman Reigns won the Universal Championship at Payback 2020. The returning superstar would go on to feud with his brother Jey Uso for the title in the following months. This was the first time that the former tag team champion was getting a singles title push, and he made the most of it.
The cousins would have one of the most emotionally engaging encounters at the Clash of Champions where Reigns refused to pin Jey until the latter acknowledged the champion as the Tribal Chief. This prompted Jimmy Uso to come out and throw in the towel for his brother. However, it wasn’t enough to satiate the ego of Reigns. This led to the rematch in the first-ever “I Quit” Hell in a Cell match.
At Hell in a Cell, the Champion showed what he could do to his own blood when he locked his other brother Jimmy into the guillotine. This forced Jey to quit the match. This was the official beginning of the Bloodline, which would go on to dominate the industry for three years. As a result, it was “Main Event” Jey, who was the first to oppose Tribal Chief Roman Reigns, and has he now regained his lost courage and senses? The fans will have to wait and see on SmackDown what’s next for Jey Uso.
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