The path to “Main Event” Jey Uso’s return is ripe for the taking


Fans have long wanted to see Jey Uso return to the main event to complete his own story and now is the time for it to happen. 

Roman Reigns walked out of WrestleMania 39 as the WWE Undisputed Universal Champion. He needed some help, but he was able to defeat Cody Rhodes, an outcome that many expected to go the other way. While debates continue to rage around that topic, there is an outcome that would make that speed bump worth it. And that is if Jey Uso is the one to finally defeat Reigns. The story is there and the pieces seem to be falling into place for Jey to complete what would be one of the most important story arcs in recent professional wrestling.

The wrinkles of Jey’s story continue to weave in and out of everything Bloodline. His refusal to accept Sami Zayn, Zayn’s betrayal, Jey’s struggle, and his decision to side with his brother Jimmy, to the current situation that is seemingly set to pit him against his younger brother Solo. All these moments seem almost counterintuitive to the type of content WWE puts on for its fans. Yet here every one is nearly two years later, hanging onto the hope that Jey finally gives Roman what he’s deserved since his time away during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

What is going to be interesting to see is if WWE pulls the trigger. This promotion has long toyed with the emotions of fans, often pushing back on those that fans want to see on top, booking disappointment after disappointment. If they did so in this instance with Jey as the main character, it would be a massive display of promotional malpractice.

The path for a return of “Main Event” Jey Uso seemingly goes through both Jimmy and Solo. That is what makes this story so compelling. Do Jey’s blood brothers side with him against their cousin, or is Roman truly acknowledged as the most important man in that historic family?

If Cody Rhodes versus Brock Lesnar is going to anchor Monday Night Raw for the coming months, Jey Uso’s rise to the main event is the story to power SmackDown. Zayn is still calling out to him as a friend, looking for him to overtake Roman who constantly gaslights Jey the same way he did early in their story. Think of the potential matches that could tell this story. Jey versus Solo. Jey versus Jimmy. The types of matches that WWE fans would have never guessed they would see.

The finale of this chapter should come at SummerSlam. Roman Reigns versus Jey Uso as the headliner would be more than enough to get people talking and tuned in to the biggest wrestling event of the summer. But again, that comes down to the decision-making within the WWE. Are they willing to trust Jey Uso as the man to finally defeat Roman Reigns? That’s the question that everyone is asking and would be the moment that would build a lot of goodwill for the company that desperately needs it.

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