The all the time vocal WWE fanbase has been largely supportive of the artistic product since Triple H took a bigger position final 12 months, no less than other than the Uncooked after WrestleMania 39, however for the primary time in The Recreation’s tenure, one of many firm’s signature premium dwell occasions has gotten decidedly combined critiques. If each the dwell crowd and social media are any indication, emotions had been cut up on SummerSlam, and whereas there are a number of points you may level to, the principle level of competition for some was the ending to the principle occasion during which Jimmy Uso turned on his brother Jey and price him the match. Let’s discuss it.
So, the predominant WWE storyline over the previous couple of years has been the rise and now, the autumn of The Bloodline. After an unrelenting streak of victories that noticed Roman Reigns win each main WWE titles, The Usos win the tag staff titles and Solo Sikoa soar to the principle roster and rattle off an undefeated streak, cracks began to kind round fan favourite groupie Sami Zayn. He was booted from The Bloodline, which set in movement a series of occasions that noticed Jimmy and Jey Uso activate their cousin Roman Reigns. In response, Roman and Solo beat the hell out of Jimmy and put him within the hospital. That induced Jey to problem Roman to Tribal Fight, however simply as he was about to win that match final evening and turn out to be the brand new Tribal Chief, Jimmy returned and price Jey the match. And let’s simply say followers have lots of emotions about that artistic resolution.
I say “have lots of emotions” as a result of there is no such thing as a set consensus. That wasn’t a pleasant approach of claiming individuals hate it. Followers are simply not on the identical web page in any respect. There are some who suppose the heel flip is senseless in any way. There are others who suppose the proof has all the time been there and that is the subsequent logical step in The Bloodline story. And naturally there’s a last group that’s cautiously reserving judgment till we hear from the brothers themselves.
I feel the loudest contingent on social media might be the camp that doesn’t suppose the betrayal makes any sense. In any case, Jimmy was simply hospitalized by Roman and Solo. Why would he activate his brother to assist these two? Right here’s a pattern tweet…
Jimmy activates Jey….idk man….I don’t love that…prefer it kiiiinda appears like extending the story for the sake of extending the storyDid The Bloodline story simply soar the shark? Idk man perhaps, we’ll see i assumeAugust 6, 2023
There’s lots of that going round on social media. It’s not that persons are so against The Usos turning on one another, though that could be a massive deal given they’re one of many biggest and most embellished tag groups in wrestling historical past, it’s extra that many followers don’t actually suppose the prep work was accomplished to make it seem realistic or in character for the story. That’s particularly irritating for some, given The Bloodline has gotten probably the most TV time of any faction over the previous couple of years. In the end, they’d have appreciated to see extra cracks within the partnership or teases of dissension earlier than the flip occurred. For those who look below any of the extra normal tweets asking individuals what they considered the Tribal Fight match, it’s lots of “this got here out of nowhere” or “this doesn’t make sense.”
However that’s not the collective opinion of all wrestling followers. There’s a very loud grouping of followers who suppose the flip made full sense and people mad simply haven’t been paying sufficient consideration. They level to arguments Jimmy and Jey have had, particularly when it was unclear if Jey would go away The Bloodline. They’re additionally satisfied that Jimmy turning on Jey doesn’t imply he’s going again to Roman. They suppose the storyline will spin outdoors of The Bloodline, and a few are pointing to the seemingly shocked look on Roman’s face when Jimmy appeared and helped him. Right here’s an instance…
I don’t suppose Jimmy Uso betraying Jey has something to do with Roman Reigns and The Bloodline. I feel he was jealous and mad that Jey received a title shot that principally got here at his expense. #SummerSlamAugust 6, 2023
At this level, I don’t actually know what to suppose. The Bloodline story has been the one smartest thing in wrestling over the past a number of years. The run with Sami Zayn that led into the match with Roman at Elimination Chamber could have been the perfect multi-month run in sports activities leisure historical past. However Jey by no means felt like an actual risk to win this match, and whereas I do suppose an Uso vs Uso feud might be lots of enjoyable and is one thing they’ve said they want to do, I get people who really feel like this storyline is lingering a bit and simply sorta exploring all the possibilities, whether or not they’re warranted or not.
Roman Reigns, Jey Uso, Jimmy Uso, Solo Sikoa and Wiseman Paul Heyman have earned my belief. I’m going to maintain giving them the advantage of the doubt, however given the frustration from a really vocal phase of the fanbase, I feel it might be in everybody’s greatest curiosity to essentially make certain the promote right here on why Jimmy turned is defined clearly and convincingly.