WWE MITB 2024: Jey Uso Should NOT Win That Briefcase This Year

Main Event Jey Uso was the very first declarant for the MITB Ladder Match in 2024. The following will focus on the three reasons why Jey Uso should not win the MITB Briefcase this year.
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WWE MITB 2024 is approaching in July, and the first declarant in the Men's MITB Ladder Match was Main Event Jey Uso. Contrary to popular belief, Mr. YEET won't be winning the MITB Ladder Match this year. Jey has surpassed top merch sales and gotten astronomically popular with the WWE fanbase due to his engaging storyline with The Bloodline throughout the pandemic years as well as his addictive catchphrase that is chanted all across the globe. However, there are some important issues with his character and booking that will hinder him from capturing the big one in 2024.

With that being said, the following will focus on the three reasons why Main Event Jey Uso should not win the MITB Briefcase this year.

(3) Jey Uso Has Not Yet Won A Singles Championship In His Career

In professional wrestling, common booking 101 would test a popular rising superstar's capability to be a compelling champion for the long term by rewarding them with a mid-card title before advancing them to the main event scene. This was done with Gunther quite recently with the IC Title and will soon be done with LA Knight when he dethrones Logan Paul for the U.S. Title at SummerSlam. The same needs to be done with Jey Uso, especially since the only championship he has ever won in his career is the tag team championship with his brother. It will also prevent him from being over pushed.

Consequently, Jey Uso needs to prove his worth as a singles champion with a mid-card belt first before he can make his way to world title contention. The IC Title on Raw, for example, would be a great start for him, and he does not need MITB to win the mid-card belt by any means.

(2) Jey Uso Does Not Necessarily Have The "IT" Factor

Although the fans love Jey Uso to death, he, unfortunately, has not been producing compelling programs ever since breaking away from Roman Reigns. His long-term feud with Jimmy Uso was a fiasco, as they never filled in the gaps about why Jimmy truly betrayed Jey. On top of that, their WrestleMania match was the worst match of WrestleMania weekend. His world title feud with Damian Priest at Backlash fell flat, as there was no heat to keep the fans engaged in that contest. Quite frankly, it was a terrible start for Damian Priest's title reign and didn't help either party.

As a result, it is safe to say that Jey Uso does not have the "IT" factor. Over time, he can get better and grow into a top star. There's no doubt that he has a ton of potential, but he was thrown into the deep sea and could not swim. All he did was stay afloat, and that's not good enough to win MITB.

(1) Jey Uso Is 100% Overrated In The Main Event Scene Right Now

Many fans associate "overrated" with a bad connotation, but it can also be used as a tool for success in anyone's career. John Cena, Cody Rhodes, Roman Reigns, and many other top stars have been labeled as "overrated" due to their continuous bookings in the main event scene even when their performances were sometimes underwhelming. Jey Uso can use that same fuel to get on the level of the greats, but he is overexposed and miscast in the main event scene right now. There is currently a ceiling for him and winning MITB could lead him down a dark path to a world title.

The path is dark because the fans will easily turn on Jey Uso when they realize that he does not meet the level of a compelling World Champion. The fact of the matter is that Jey Uso has not told a compelling story since he left the Bloodline. That is a huge red flag and can easily lead to his downfall since World Champions must tell long-term stories on a high level consistently to be worthy of the top spot. That dark path would just lead to a miserable and boring title reign absorbed by his catchphrase, and he would have to work twice as hard to come back from that.

On a final note, if there is any semblance of proof for this booking flaw, just ask Austin Theory. He won MITB, failed his cash-in since he was not ready, and is stuck in the tag division. Jey Uso would have the same fate if he did not lose the MITB Ladder Match this Saturday. It would be a huge mistake if he wins. Someone like Sami Zayn, who continuously tells great stories, should have won MITB this year. But, unfortunately, he is the IC Champion and will not be in the MITB Ladder Match this year.

Thus, Jey Uso is way too overrated in the main event scene and needs that loss to save himself from the aforementioned dark path. Sometimes, a big loss can lead to a huge gain in the long term and that's exactly what Jey Uso needs right now in his eminently successful career.

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