Sami Zayn was finally accepted as the Honorary Uce on the September 23rd episode of Friday Night SmackDown.
The most recent episode of SmackDown found the blue brand rolling into Salt Lake City, Utah. The show opened with a Bloodline Acknowledgment Ceremony.
After Roman Reigns ordered that the crowd acknowledge him, Paul Heyman got to work hyping up the group and their achievements. The Wise Man also revealed that Solo Sikoa was set to The Bloodline by the elders of the Samoan Dynasty, as much as others might like to take credit. He gave a heavy nod to Sami Zayn as he explained.
Reigns responded by saying that while Solo might have been sent by the elders, he answers to him now. This led to Sikoa acknowledging his Tribal Chief before the pair embraced.
As Reigns’ music hit, Sami Zayn grabbed the mic and said he would also like to acknowledge him. However, far from being impressed, Reigns questioned by the former Intercontinental Champion was even talking, ordering him to remove his Bloodline shirt. When Zayn didn’t, Jey Uso ripped it off him, looking overjoyed that Zayn was finally getting some comeuppance.
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But there was one more twist to come. Reigns said he didn’t want to see Zayn in that shirt again, before revealing that it was because he was to wear a new shirt that read “Honorary Uce.” Zayn’s frown turned upside down, Jey Uso looked disgusted and the crowd chanted for the ultimate underdog.
After acknowledging his Tribal Chief Zayn grabbed Reigns for a hug that the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion neither wanted, or seemed to particularly enjoy.