Jey Uso is set to take on Roman Reigns at SummerSlam for the Universal Title. That match could be an epic encounter at Detroit’s Ford Field on August 5th,
On WWE SmackDown, the Trial of the Tribal Chief took center stage. This captivating segment unfolded for nearly 40 minutes, ultimately leading to Jey Uso issuing a challenge for a match against Reigns.
WWE was actually nervous about how long that segment was set to run. In the end, they are very happy about how things went down.
Fans are now looking forward to a showdown between Jey Uso and Roman Reigns at SummerSlam on August 5th. It wouldn’t surprise anyone to see that match main event the whole night.
During a discussion on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer highlighted that the focus of the storyline seems to be on Solo and Jey, rather than solely on the clash between Reigns and Jey.
“The other thing was that Jey, the one who’s getting the next title shot at Summerslam, which is a major show, but for the long-term story, I mean, they had Solo throw around Jey over the table, you know, destroy him and everything like that.”
“Now, Jey did get revenge at the end of the show with the 10-chair shots. But the point is, this was not just, you know, like usually when they have, when you got your championship match at SummerSlam or WrestleMania or whatever, I mean, that’s the focus, the laser focus on building this match. And this one, they’re confident enough that they’re hot enough that they don’t have to focus everything on Roman and Jey. And Jey is the big part. It is the big one, but they’re focusing so much on Solo, just telling you because I think they won an even bigger peak when they come to Roman and Solo and maybe Jey and Solo.”
“At some point, you could do that stemming from everything. Well, I think the obvious thing is, you know, that Jey’s losing to Roman. And so Jey and Solo can have a big feud afterward, and Jey can get a big win over Solo with something that Roman does to cost Solo the match, which builds up the split between Solo and Roman, right? And then you’ve got the direction there and leading into whatever you’re doing for WrestleMania. So, I mean, it’s a very simple, basic booking. I mean, there’s nothing, there’s no, you know, swerves being thrown in.”
“They don’t make any sense. I mean, you don’t know exactly where it’s going, but you kind of have an idea where it’s going, and it is going in that direction. But I mean, here’s the thing. Everything that they’ve done, from Sammy Zayn and Kevin Owens to The Uso, from the start. If you’ve watched it, you know it’s all coming. This has not been one of those things where, you know, it’s not like it’s coming outta nowhere.”
WWE has confidence in the storyline and believes it’s compelling enough to allow for a shift in focus towards Solo versus Jey. Only time will tell how it all pans out in the end.
Roman Reigns is still Universal Champion, despite suffering a legit pinfall loss at Money in the Bank to Jey Uso. Obviously, Jey Usos pinning the Tribal Chief at SummerSlam would have much larger ramifications.
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