At WWE Clash of Champions, Jey Uso gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity when he challenges his cousin, Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship
Speaking to Alex McCarthy of talkSPORT, the tag team specialist described his bouts with self-doubt and the high emotions going into this match with his established main event cousin.
“It feels good, uce. It feels real good. Every week that keeps passing on, it’s soaking in and I’m starting to embrace it. When it first happened, I was kind of doubting myself. Like, ‘I am a tag team guy, what am I doing in here?,’” said Jey. “But I won the fatal four-way and the momentum is just coming, uce. The interviews are coming, the love is coming – my confidence is at 100 right now. I’m about to go out there and take full advantage of this. I know there’s a lot of haters saying ‘uce ain’t gonna win’ – hey, whatever.”
He continued, “It's really emotional. I’ve never come into this match feeling this kind of way. I don’t know if he’s going to turn on me, if he’s going to switch. He’s got Paul Heyman in his corner, I don’t know what he’s feeding [Roman’s mind]. So there’s a lot in play and a lot of different ways it can go. I keep getting goosebumps, man! I got goosebumps right now, damn!”
Although the magnitude of this opportunity is not something he is sleeping on, Jey still says that his number one priority is the tag team division and his brother, Jimmy, is sad that he isn't medically cleared to be ringside for this match.
“Jimmy knows this is a big moment and he doesn’t want to take the light away from me, but he just wishes he could be in my corner. He just wants to walk with me, be in my corner, have the best seat in the house. He wants to bang on the apron, feel the intensity, the sweat dripping, all of that!”
He continued, “PSA to all the tag teams, uce. The party don’t stop with the Universal title. I’m going to try and win that thing, but my number one goal is still to be the best tag team in wrestling, doing it all. So every tag team, get ready, bro. Next year is going to be the year of the Usos.”
Fightful will be providing live coverage of WWE Clash of Champions beginning this Sunday at 6 p.m. Eastern