The story of The Bloodline has been a key part of WWE ever since Roman Reigns captured the Universal Championship at Payback in August 2020.
While the group is a dominant unit in the company and the members seem to be on the same page for now, that wasn’t always the case. The first person Reigns recruited was his cousin, Jey Uso, but to say he was reluctant is an understatement.
The Head of the Table spent weeks at the end of 2020 tormenting Jey, including by brutalising him in two main event matches with the Universal Title on the line. In the first at Clash of Champions, Reigns beat Jey so badly that his brother Jimmy threw in the towel before acknowledging him as The Tribal Chief.
In the second, a Hell In A Cell ‘I Quit’ bout, Reigns once again asserted his dominance but Jey refused to give up despite being barely able to move. In the end, Reigns attacked Jimmy instead, resulting in Jey quitting to stop the assault. On the following SmackDown, Jey fell in line with his cousin and The Bloodline was born.
Since then, Jey Uso has continued to impress many with his performances, especially recently with his conflicted emotions about the ejection of Sami Zayn from the group.
One man who believes Jey has come so far as to become the “most complete superstar” in the company today is Corey Graves.
Speaking on After The Bell, Graves explained that Uso has “captivated” him as the linchpin of the entire Bloodline story.
“Jey Uso may be the best, most complete superstar in the game right now .There are very few people who have ever captivated me as deeply as Jey Uso has.
“Let’s be honest: Jey has been the linchpin in this entire Bloodline story from the beginning. … Jey Uso is doing the Lord’s work, man.
“His facial expressions, his emotions, his promos — when Jey Uso speaks right now, there is nobody in the world who can disagree with what Jey says because Jey believes it with every fibre of his being.
“Jey Uso is truly living up to the moniker of ‘Main Event Jey’ recently.”
Sami Zayn confronted Jey Uso on WWE SmackDown
On the latest episode of SmackDown, Sami Zayn demanded an explanation for why he attacked him the previous week. Jey kept saying he had no choice but Sami didn’t buy it. Sami said that Jey wasn’t mad at Sami for hitting Reigns with a chair; he was mad he couldn’t hit Reigns with it first.
This led to Jey attacking Zayn again, this time with help from Jimmy. However, Kevin Owens came in for the save and chased off The Usos before he and Zayn finally hugged in the ring.
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