A new report has shed light on Jimmy Uso and his recent DUI arrest with WWE making no statement on the situation and Uso’s status in the company seemingly unchanged.
Having recently closed out SmackDown by brawling with Edge as part of the main event scene on the blue brand, Uso – real name Jonathan Fatu – has gone from being prominently featured on WWE television to behind bars as TMZ reported that Uso was arrested on Monday evening at 10:35 pm.
Jimmy Uso was booked for DUI in July 2019, before being found not guilty by a jury, as well as being arrested shortly beforehand in 2019 when he was allegedly involved in an altercation with police in Detroit.
TMZ reports that Uso was driving in Pensacola, Florida, and was arrested after running a red light having been driving at 50mph in a 35mph zone. Having been pulled over, Uso was reportedly asked to exit his Dodge Charger with the police officers saying the WWE star smelled of alcohol.The SmackDown star’s sobriety tests returned a BAC of .202 and .205 – well above the legal limit of .08 – according to police documents. The report says Uso had told police he had consumed “multiple” beers before getting behind the wheel.Now Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer has reported in his latest newsletter the reasons he believes that the arrest has largely been ignored – at least on-screen – by WWE. Meltzer notes that Jimmy Uso’s storyline is a “major part” of WrestleMania in 2022.The goal for WWE, Meltzer says, is to have The Rock and Roman Reigns facing off at the event in Dallas, Texas. One idea is that if adjustments need to be made regarding injury fears and The Rock’s movie commitments, that the match could be turned into a tag team affair with The Usos on opposite teams.
The Rock still keeps himself in great physical condition but at his last big match at WrestleMania 29 he tore his abdomen and adductor muscles that apparently put paid to the Hollywood star beginning a program with Brock Lesnar the next night that would have led to those two megastars facing off at WrestleMania 30.
Credit: Wrestling Observer Newsletter