Jey Uso has ascended to the main event since September 2020, first feuding with and then aligning himself with reigning Universal Champion Roman Reigns.
Uso main evented WWE Clash of Champions 2020 against Reigns and then competed inside Hell in a Cell at WWE Hell in a Cell against Reigns.
Speaking to Rick Ucchino of Sportskeeda, Uso credited his Hell in a Cell match against New Day for getting him ready for his recent run.
"I really had fun with the New Day. There's some matches where, you know, you be kind of stressed out and like, 'man, like I hope I do good' type stuff. But then there's matches, when you're in there, you're literally having fun. Like you forget I'm wrestling. So with those guys, it was the first time the tag titles have ever been defended (inside Hell in a Cell). And then I'm in there with my cousin, Roman Reigns, at Hell in a Cell in singles competition and, you know, the New Day prepared me for that. My brother prepared me for that," he said. "You know, I'm real bummed out my brother went down, but then it was a blessing in disguise Uce. I just went to work, you know, I put in the work and I ain't stopped since. I ran through the big... tried to run through the Big Dog and people got with me man. So I just took off from there...AJ Styles, Kevin Owens, Daniel Bryan, again and again and again. And I'm going to do it this Friday in the steel cage match, I found out that I got on Talking Smack cause DB was on there talking that smack to the councilman. Now I got to put him down Uce, now I got to get him."
Jey is set to compete in a cage match against Daniel Bryan on Friday's episode of WWE SmackDown.
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