This could well be the biggest weekend in the career of Jey Uso.
When you consider the achievements, championships and high profile matches that have littered the tag team specialist’s glittering WWE tenure, that’s saying something.
On Saturday, Uso will be the focus of the latest WWE Chronicle documentary before challenging cousin Roman Reigns for the Universal Title at Clash of Champions the following evening.
Jey caught up with Inside the Ropes’ special contributor Alex McCarthy – in an interview first published via TalkSPORT – to discuss his emotions going into the match.
“I know there’s a lot of disbelievers and a lot of the fans that think I’m not the guy to dethrone the ‘tribal chief’. But I’m letting y’all know, Joe – not Roman – knows what kind of person I am. I’m going to bring the fight, I’m not scared of him.”
“He knows what it is. My whole childhood had been trying to up him and my brother. There’s something behind me, in my mind as Josh and in my heart, not as a wrestler. I want to go out there and outperform him”.
When pressed on what the future might be for his tag team with brother Jimmy, who is currently rehabbing a knee injury, Jey seemingly had no plans to leave the division.
“By January, February, we’re going to get back to ‘Uso crazy’! PSA to the tag teams: the party don’t stop with this Universal Championship – I’m going to go out there and try to get that but my number one goal is still to try and be the best tag team in wrestling.”
You can watch the full interview below where Jey Uso gives Alex some insight into the Uso’s pivotal 2016 heel turn, his thoughts on Big E and why a bloodline stable with Reigns might not be out of the question.