This week’s edition of Friday Night Smackdown marked the end of an era. The end of one of the most dominant factions in the modern era of WWE Wrestling. After weeks of suspense, Jey Uso finally broke his silence and chose a side in the ongoing strife between the Tribal Chief and Jimmy Uso.
The Bloodline, for the second week in a row, closed out Friday Night Smackdown. Last week, Jey Uso faced off against Austin Theory for the United States Championship. Things ultimately took a turn when Jimmy Uso came down to defend his brother against the interference of Pretty Deadly, only to then be attacked by his younger brother Solo Sikoa. The altercation resulted in Jimmy Uso accidentally hitting Jey with a super kick. Jey left the ring, seemingly annoyed by all parties involved.
This week, everything finally came to a head. After much back-and-forth, and a huge tease that it may go the other way, Jey made his decision.
He’s sticking with his brother Jimmy, and they’re OUT of The Bloodline. Roman eats a pair of superkicks from the Usos, and he sold it beautifully. After the show went off the air, WWE posted an exclusive on Twitter. It showed the twins standing in Unison, while roman was being hit with “You deserve it” chants from fans still in attendance. His facial expressions were on point, as reality was finally setting in. It was the end.
The end of one of the most dominant factions in recent memory. Who would’ve thought that Roman Reigns – a superstar that was constantly getting booed by fans for being an “overrated” babyface –could provide this level of cinematic storytelling?
There’s been rumors and speculations that the upcoming Money In The Bank PPV will feature The Usos vs Roman Reigns & Solo Sikoa. That seems more likely to be case, and it should prove to be the most watched match of the whole card if true. So far this year, crowds outside of the U.S. have been electric, so it stands to reason that the same will be said of the London, England fans.
— WWE (@WWE) June 17, 2023