This past Saturday on Payback, Cody Rhodes promised some sort of announcement when he would make his appearance on the Grayson Waller Effect. That announcement was Main Event Jey Uso moving to RAW after his brother Jimmy, cost him his match against Roman Reigns at Summerslam.
Now, I haven’t been a fan of the latest developments in The Bloodline story, and I will release an article about that subject soon. But Jey moving to RAW is very interesting and it is something that has a lot of potential.
Why Does Jey Use On Raw Have Potential?
Ever since being labelled as ‘Main Event’ Jey Uso by his cousin Roman Reigns, Jey has lived up to that title. His match at Summerslam with Roman reminded me how good he is as a singles competitor and how much potential there is for him in that role.
The Bloodline story hasn’t been great recently but Jey moving to RAW makes a lot of sense, with everything that has been going on in his family, it is obvious that Jey would want a fresh start. This also leaves the door open for Cody to move to Smackdown so he can finish his story.
So those are the reasons why this move makes sense, now let’s talk about the different opponents Jey could face.
The first one is a rivalry I would personally love to see, which is Jey and Gunther. The Ring General has just come from a hard-fought title match against Chad Gable, so he needs a new challenger and Jey could be that person. I think those two would have fantastic chemistry together in the ring and could Jey be the one the dethrone Gunther? I wouldn’t hate that idea personally.
Jey has made a lot of enemies backstage on RAW after his time with The Bloodline, one of those is Drew McIntyre. It seems like Drew could be heading towards a heel turn, as he gets more and more annoyed about people getting involved in his business. So, a rivalry between those two would make a lot of sense as there is history between them.
The main one is Seth Rollins. Much like Drew, Seth also has a lot of history with Jey. Personally, I think that would make for a good rivalry, and if WWE did go down this route, then I wouldn’t be surprised if they had Jey go on and win the World Heavyweight Title. It seems like Survivor Series will be going back to normal this year, so it’s not out of the question that WWE run a Champion vs Champion match between Roman and Jey, except this time with Jey winning. It’s unlikely, but it is an interesting idea I think.
How have WWE booked Jey Usos’ singles run so far?
I think WWE have done a good job booking Jey Usos’ return to RAW.
They made it clear that he has enemies backstage, which is obvious considering his actions when he was in The Bloodline. So, I’m happy they didn’t sweep that under the rug, instead they are making a story out of it.
I thought the backstage interaction between Jey and Dom was a nice touch, with Dom pointing out they both have problems in their families (even though Dom made his own problems), while inviting him into the Judgement Day in the process. That’s smart as now Jey has a decision to make, does he take the only helping hand that has been reached out to him, or does he try to make amends with some of the roster backstage.
They are most likely not going to put Jey in the Judgement Day, but still they’ve created a compelling storyline to tell at the start of his singles run on RAW.
I’m excited by this change, Jey Uso has shown how good he can be as a singles competitor in the past month so there is every chance that this makes Jey into even more of a star than he already is. This also crucially leaves the door open for Cody to beat Roman and finish his story.
Jey and Jimmy together are one of the best tag teams in the world, but Jey is the star out of the two, and like his new theme song says, it’s just him now and I’m positive this run on RAW will be a success for him.