Roman Reigns Didn’t Want To “Beat Jey Uso Into The Bloodline”

Roman Reigns stands over Jey Uso and his brother Jimmy at Clash of Champions 2020

Over the last three years in WWE, there has been no one more dominant and undeniable as the Head of Table, the Tribal Chief, the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns.

His incredible success began at SummerSlam 2020 when he returned to WWE and then defeated the Fiend and Braun Strowman to win the Universal title at Payback.

Following his title win he began a path of dominance not seen in WWE for decades. His first opponent was his cousin Jey Uso. Reigns using a mob boss mentality, manipulated, berated, and humiliated Jey on multiple occasions.

The rivalry between the two eventually saw Reigns beat his cousin into submission and into joining him by his side. The partnership resulted in the creation of the Bloodline, which over time also added Jimmy Uso and Solo Sikoa into its ranks while becoming one of the most successful factions in company history.

Yet, despite this success, the Head of the Table was initially unconvinced of the way Jey was initiated into the group.

Speaking to AP News Reigns admitted he initially didn’t like the idea of facing Jey “and beating him into The Bloodline,” but the more he thought about it, the more it made sense.

“When these ideas in real-time started happening, it became a chain reaction, a domino effect,” Reigns said. “It’s been like an onion, peeling open, left and right, these awesome opportunities and different rabbit holes to dive down with these different characters we’ve involved.”

Roman Reigns Defends His Unified WWE Universal Championship At WrestleMania 39

At WrestleMania 39 Reigns faces Cody Rhodes on Sunday in the main event at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. The title bout is a momentous occasion as it will be his 944th day as champion, the sixth-longest title reign in WWE history, something that the Tribal Chief is very proud of.

“You set goals and have visions of where you view yourself and what you’d like to accomplish. But, I couldn’t have written the past three years any better.

It feels good to come from a wrestling family that has been performers for a long time. To represent such a prestigious title reign at the tippity top of the mountain, there’s no comparison.”

H/T AP News