The Usos are regarded as one of the greatest tag teams of all time and no one can despite that fact. That said, Jey Uso broke out as a singles star back in 2020 in a big way. Now it appears Jimmy Usi admitted it was difficult for him to watch his brother as a singles star.

Jey Uso was booked as ‘Main event’ Jey Uso in 2020 during the early stages of the Bloodline story in the Thunderdome era. His feud with Roman Reigns truly made him a terrific singles star.

All this took place while Jimmy Uso was out of action with an injury, as Jimmy Uso returned later to further the Bloodline storyline. Some fans believed The Usos reuniting was a bad thing for Jey Uso.

While speaking with Ariel Helwani of BT Sport, Jimmy Uso was asked if it was hard seeing his brother rise to the top of the card as a singles star while he was sat at home injured. Jimmy Uso admitted that was the case for many reasons.


“It was more difficult than I thought it was going to be. Actually sitting at home, getting injured, sitting still for the first time in my career and watching brother accelerate was something very new to me. To watch him develop as a singles character inspired me. We’re the Usos, but there is Jey and there is Jimmy. We got to see Jey develop. Being home and watching it go down, I got goosebumps because of that.

I remember sitting at home with the brace on and watching this unfold. To sit there on the other side of the world as a fan, at home and watching the television and seeing him, seeing Roman, during the time when the world shut down and these brothers leveled up the game and has shown what can be done. At the ThunderDome at the time, the whole business changed drastically. You went from feeling that live energy to zoning in and being direct and feeling these emotions and these brothers brought it out of each other.

To witness that and to add to it, this became a bigger thing. We’re having the most fun we’ve had in our careers. We’ve tapped into something different, something that revamped us. We leveled up. To come in off of injury and be added to what’s going on and make it the best thing in wrestling is an honor.”

WWE also has plans for Jey Uso to square off against Roman Reigns at WWE SummerSlam this year. We’ll have to wait and see how WWE will continue to book their feud in the coming weeks.

What’s your view on this story? Are you glad to see Jey Uso becoming a singles star again? Let us know in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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