Paul Heyman: Much Like I Evolved The Term 'Manager', The Usos Are A Transformative Tag Team

Paul Heyman says The Usos are transforming tag team wrestling.

Early in his career, Paul Heyman managed The Samoan SWAT Team. Later known as The Headshrinkers, the team consisted of Samu and Fatu. Fatu would go on to be Rikishi and he is the father of Jimmy and Jey Uso.

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In today's WWE, Paul Heyman is aligned with Roman Reigns and his cousins The Usos. While Paul Heyman is not at ringside for Jimmy and Jey Uso during their tag team matches, he is always watching and in a new interview with Sports Illustrated, he explains just how good he believes Jimmy and Jey Uso are.

“The Usos are exactly where Roman Reigns was two-and-a-half-years ago, and that’s at the cusp of entering their prime,” Heyman says. “You have not seen the best of The Usos yet, and they are already light-years ahead of everyone else on the roster and all of sports entertainment.”

“They’ve weathered the storms, gone through their controversies, and taken and delivered their beatings,” Heyman continued. “The Usos are not only at the top of their game, they are at the top of the entire concept of tag team wrestling. Years from now, by the time they wrap up this run, they will be recognized as not just the best tag team of all-time, but as the two men that caused us to redefine the description of the type of match they present.

“Much like I took the term manager and progressed it and evolved it into agent-advocate-special counsel, The Usos are a transformative tag team that are so great we will need to find a different description to describe their matches.”

Paul Heyman also believes that Jimmy and Jey Uso can be effective as singles Superstars. Jey proved this last year during his brief feud with Roman Reigns and his Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal victory at this year's WrestleMania.

“Much like a modern-day, progressive version of the Funk brothers, or Tully [Blanchard] and Arn [Anderson], or Pat [Patterson] and [Ray] Stevens, or even DX, they are individual singles stars that are bigger together than they are separately,” Heyman says. “Jimmy and Jey are two great singles wrestlers that happen to be identical twins. They would be singles stars, but they work incredibly well together as a tag team.”

Jimmy and Jey Uso also have another brother who recently debuted in NXT. Solo Sikoa is also enhancing The Bloodline. Learn more about his debut by checking out our live coverage of NXT Halloween Havoc.

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