Jey Uso Praised For Being “So Believable” During His Performances

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Jey Uso is getting a lot of praise for his work on Smackdown as he prepares to face off against cousin Roman Reigns at WWE SummerSlam.

It was last night on WWE Friday Night Smackdown when WWE made it official: Roman Reigns will defend the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship against his cousin Jey Uso.

That match between Roman and Jey won’t just be a regular match. It is being billed as a Tribal Combat Match where “anything goes” meaning they can use weapons legally and tear each other apart.

Corey Graves, one of the announcers on WWE Monday Night Raw, is the co-host of WWE’s After The Bell podcast. During this week’s show, Corey spoke about how masterful Jey Uso was during the July 14th edition of Smackdown delivering a promo. The fans were chanting “WHAT” during the promo, but Jey got through it just fine and delivered his message about wanting vengeance against Reigns, Solo Sikoa and Paul Heyman because they took out Jimmy Uso on Smackdown one week earlier.

As a reminder, here’s a summary of what Jey said during that July 14th promo.

Jey Uso was alone in the ring saying that he was inseparable with Jimmy Uso. The fans were doing the “WHAT” routine as Jey said that they were always together. Jey said there’s something about twins that makes them special. Jey talked about how if Jimmy feels a certain way then Jey feels the same way. Jey said when Jimmy is hurt, Jey is hurt too.

Jey said that he respects his family history and legacy, he respects everybody in the family, but when it comes to Roman Reigns Jey is disrespecting him. Jey Uso said he’s going to spank his little brother Solo Sikoa like he did last week. Jey took a shot at Paul Heyman leeching off the family for 40 years. Jey said that you’re looking at the real Head of the Table now.

Getting back to the WWE After The Bell show, Corey Graves would go on to praise Jey Uso for his performance.

“The promo that Jey cut on SmackDown was so impassioned, so believable. But what stood out to me more than anything, was for years, superstars have complained about being plagued by the infamous ‘what’ chants from the WWE Universe. Those chants ‘Stone Cold’ [Steve Austin] started to annoy Mr. McMahon and whomever else ‘Stone Cold’ was verbally sparring with.

“The fans love it, the fans have fun with it, but let’s be honest, sometimes it’s a little much when someone’s out there trying to convey their thoughts and their feelings and their emotions, oftentimes in a soliloquy, to have every other word met with ‘What! What! What!’. It can wear on a superstar.”

“However, from what I saw, what Jey was able to do was orchestrate the WWE Universe and use those ‘what’ chants to his advantage in such a way that I was truly blown away. I was impressed on a human being, business level, take character out of the equation, just going, ‘This guy figured it out.'”

The next WWE Premium Live Event for the main roster is SummerSlam on August 5th at Ford Field in Detroit with this lineup so far:

* Tribal Combat Match (Anything Goes) For the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship: Roman Reigns (c) vs. Jey Uso

* Brock Lesnar vs. Cody Rhodes

* World Heavyweight Championship: Seth “Freakin” Rollins (c) vs. Finn Balor

* WWE Women’s Championship: Asuka (c) vs. Bianca Belair vs. Charlotte Flair

You can watch SummerSlam streaming live on Saturday, August 5, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Peacock in the United States and WWE Network everywhere else.

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