The Usos are undoubtedly one of the most accomplished tag teams in the history of WWE. They have broken records and ensure they are future WWE Hall of Famers. That said, it appears that Vince McMahon once significantly cut short a major TV segment for the Usos.
The Usos hold the record for the longest tag team championship reign in WWE history, but they did not have an easy time during the early days of their career in Vince McMahon’s company.
Freddie Prinze Jr. is a former WWE writer who was part of the company from 2008-2010. The Hollywood star made sure to give it his all for every WWE Superstar he was assigned to work with and that included even The Usos.
While speaking on Wrestling with Freddie, the former writer recalled writing a TV segment during the Usos’ early days. He recalled how the angle got rejected and he had a long argument with Vince McMahon regarding the segment. In the end, the segment was cut significantly.
“I had a segment with them when I worked in the company, just one… I had written them a little bit to see if they could act, and they did great. It wasn’t a lot but it was enough. I submitted the video for approval and it got denied.
So I went to talk to Vince and he was like, ‘They’re not doing good on the mic.’ I was like, ‘They did better than everyone else. I thought they did great, it felt real.’ Then he goes, ‘They weren’t big enough.’ And I go like, ‘Man don’t let them be big, let them, be real. They’re looking out for their cousin. Let this be legit.’ Then he goes, ‘Alright, they can have one line each.’ So it went from this cool little speech that Jey had and Jimmy finished to two lines.”
The Usos are now part of The Bloodline, but Jimmy Uso has been kicked out of the faction after Smackdown last week. We will have to wait and see how The Bloodline’s story will progress in the coming weeks.
What’s your view on this story? Are you surprised Vince McMahon cut a major TV segment for The Usos? Let us know in the comments!