Jey Uso details his heritage and says that Samoan wrestlers are professional wrestling.
Currently, Roman Reigns it's at the top of Friday Night SmackDown, calling himself “The Tribal Chief,” flanked by Jimmy and Jey Uso with a huge focus on paying homage to the family industry that has put food on all of their tables for generations.
Speaking with Yahoo! Sports, Jey Uso, on the heels of the main event run for over half a year, opened up about how deep the family heritage runs and says that soon enough, we will be talking about their children sitting at the top of the industry.
“I think the Samoan people have made wrestling,” Joshua Fatu, better known as Jey Uso, told Yahoo Sports. “Pro wrestling is right down our alley, we’re just physical people, strong, quick. I feel like we were just made to do this. Being a part of it now and seeing all of the blood that has been laid before me, the whole family tree, it’s very humbling and I’m so proud I am part of this.”
Regarding stereotypical gimmicks over the years, Uso says he was proud of the time frame where he and his brother embraced their heritage but ultimately, they needed to evolve.
“I knew we were on to something when we went on tour in Europe as we just started to get rolling,” Fatu said. “Fans would come up to us and say ‘What’s up Uce?’ It just clicked and we kept it. Everyone’s an Uce now. If you meet any Polynesian, Samoan, Tongan, if you hit them with that, it’s automatic respect.
I think we did the Samoan thing and the fans knew our heritage and what we represented,” Fatu said. “[The change] allowed us to be more of the real version of ourselves. You start to let people in and see that we are modernized, we can talk, we’re not just two happy dudes and they can see the struggle in us. It all blends in. Now, we’re at the point where when I walk out, you know where I am from, what family I belong to. We just have to keep it going and keep evolving.”
He later added, “We have so many cousins. The wrestling world has no idea how deep we really are. I know they think we’re deep now, but ten years from now we’re going to be talking about our children being WWE champions.”
The next chapter in the dynasty will unfold on the next episode of Friday Night SmackDown. Fightful will have live coverage beginning Friday at 8 p.m. eastern time.