WWE NXT has been building a ton of young talent since rebranding last year. Bron Breakker has emerged as a major singles star. Solo Sikoa has gained traction as an up-and-coming star. Both men have major ties to WWE history.
Breakker is the son of Rick Steiner and the nephew of Scott Steiner. Rick even showed up after the television broadcast when Bron Breakker won the NXT Championship at New Year’s Evil. The commentary team has mostly downplayed the connection.
Solo Sikoa is the brother of Jimmy and Jey Uso. Sikoa would be a perfect fit as an eventual Bloodline member. The NXT audience knows it and has taken to chanting the Uso name when Solo is in the arena. Dave Meltzer discussed this on the latest Wrestling Observer Radio. It was pointed out that the announcers aren’t allowed to acknowledge the relation.
“The fans there were very d the whole show, but they were chanting, ‘Uso! Uso! Uso!’ at him, which is another one of those things of like, where the announcers are not allowed to acknowledge…
I mean, it’s so weird. I mean, Bron Breakker.. And it wasn’t even Bron Breakker, it was Escobar, I should take that back. It’s like, you never tell us who the uncle and father are. Even though everyone knows! It’s the craziest thing. And then Solo Sikoa, you know, who’s the brother of Jimmy and Jey Uso. And the fans are chanting ‘Uso!’ at him. And the announcers… Not blaming them, they’re not allowed to say what they’re not allowed to say, but why are you not allowed to say it? It’s just so weird!”
WWE is known to implement various seemingly odd rules. Their famous list of banned words gets tossed around in various circles frequently. We’ll see if NXT eventually allows the commentary to acknowledge these wrester’s connections to some major WWE superstars.
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