Jimmy Uso’s impact on the SmackDown scene

Roman Reigns, WWE SmackDown (photo courtesy of WWE)
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WWE stated that this week’s SmackDown is a throwback episode, but let’s be clear here, there was nothing that resonated with the word. Roman Reigns opened the show with his usual colleagues, Paul Heyman and Jey Uso.  After berating his former opponent in Daniel Bryan, he brought out his “replacement” who was none other than Jimmy Uso, finally back in action.

Jimmy Uso has been out of action for more than a year, with his last match occurring back in March of 2020. Now that he’s back, his addition to the Roman Reigns angle makes him an interesting new wrinkle that may not play out exactly how everyone expects. Still, his return creates multiple opportunities of impact within the SmackDown brand, and here are some of those that stand out.

Roman Reigns versus The Usos Family Feud edition

Jey has been a henchman for The Tribal chief for a long time now, but we know that The Usos like to fly and dream big. Jimmy, Jey, and Roman Reigns are part of one family, and this difference of opinion between family members opens avenues of a fight between cousins. Think back to when Roman used an injured Jimmy to force Jey to submit. Those memories can lead to the twins turning on the “Head of the Table.”

A feud with Jey turning on his cousin will add more value to his character. Jey instantly became a fan favorite as this storyline saw a new wrinkle to his character that many didn’t know he possessed. Since then, it seems as if his character is slowly becoming stale as a second to Reigns. It can change if Jey decides to step out of the shadow of his cousin with assistance from his twin brother.