Jey Uso has seen organic growth as a WWE Superstar ever since he became involved with Roman Reigns. His initial feud with Reigns last year established him as a singles star.
While being interviewed by BT Sport, Paul Heyman discussed Jey Uso’s meteoric rise as a singles competitor in WWE, recounting Uso’s journey as a WWE Superstar.
Heyman addressed Jey Uso as a ”main event” Superstar and stated that Uso has ”outperformed every single Superstar on SmackDown,” crediting him for the recently improved ratings for WWE Smackdown.
“I don’t think it was fractured. I think these were the necessary growing pains for Jey Uso – part of the best tag team of the past 20 years – to become ‘Main Event’ Jey Uso. I mean, Jey Uso is a singles star now. When Jey Uso stepped up into the spotlight it was a very interesting moment, and he said that when he would go to an airport, you know, five a clock in the morning and all the autograph seekers were there, they’d say “Which one are you?” Now, everybody knows who he is. Now everybody knows ‘Main Event’ Jey Uso. SmackDown ratings are on the rise, and they’re on a spectacular rise. Why are they on a spectacular rise? Think about it… Who has been in the main event more since September than any other performer on SmackDown? Anybody? Anybody! Jey Uso. ‘Main Event’ Jey Uso. ‘Main Event’ Jey Uso has out-performed Daniel Bryan. ‘Main Event’ Jey Uso has out-performed Big E. ‘Main Event’ Jey Uso has out-performed every single Superstar on SmackDown. How? Because he’s ‘Main Event’ Jey Uso and he had to go through those trials and tribulations in public, in front of everybody, for the audience to see him grow. From a magnificent, spectacular tag team wrestler, to ‘Main Event’ Jey Uso. I’m so proud of him.”
Jey Uso continues to work under Roman Reigns and it is likely he will be assisting Reigns during his WWE Universal Championship match against Kevin Owens at the Royal Rumble.