It’s hard to dispute that 2020 has been the best year in the career of Jey Uso. Things looked grim when Jimmy Uso was taken out due to injury, but WWE decided to not simply shelve Jey until Jimmy was back. He’d get a few fleeting chances as a singles star, but nothing solid.
That was until the September 4th episode of Smackdown Live. On that night, he would defeat King Corbin, Sheamus & Matt Riddle to become the new number one contender for the Universal Championship. He’d go on to have an emotional main event match with Roman Reigns at Clash of Champions, and truly show he can be a top level performer. Is he ready for a singles title run?
Jey Uso Has Shined In Big Matches Lately
Even ignoring the two PPV matches with Roman Reigns, Jey Uso has been on a roll lately. He’s beaten the likes of AJ Styles, Daniel Bryan, and Kevin Owens, and even was able to hang with former WWE Champion Drew McIntyre. Uso is on the Smackdown Live Team for Survivor Series, and with how strong he’s been booked lately, he might even end up being the sole survivor of that match.
This has all proven something that fans never suspected, that Jey Uso is a big match player outside of tag team matches. We’ve known for years that alongside Jimmy, Jey is one of the best tag wrestlers in the company, but he’s just been good overall for years.
Bringing More Gold To The Bloodline
In storyline right now, Jey Uso is indebted to his cousin and the reigning Universal Champion, Roman Reigns. He controls what Jey Uso does, and when he does it, after Jey lost their I Quit match in Hell in a Cell. However, bringing more gold into their family is a net gain for Roman Reigns. If they want control, they need all the gold they can get their hands on.
By sending Jey Uso after Sami Zayn for the Intercontinental Championship, they could achieve this. Zayn has been crafty lately, but with Roman Reigns stalking around at ringside, his tricks might start to run out, and we could see a new champion.
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