WWE Hall Of Famer “The Missing Piece” Of Savaged WrestleMania Match

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One WWE Hall of Famer feels like they were a missing piece of the puzzle in what became one of the most panned matches in WrestleMania history.

At WrestleMania 40, The Bloodline was front and centre with The Rock and Roman Reigns teaming up on night one and Reigns defending his WWE Universal Championship against Cody Rhodes on night two.

However, there was also the small matter of a battle between brothers as Jimmy Uso finally clashed with Jey Uso. The match did not live up to many fan’s expectations and it was only given one star by Dave Meltzer. Jey Uso came out on top, though and was on hand to chase Jimmy off again the following night as he helped Cody Rhodes bring down the end of the Roman Reigns era in WWE.

WWE Didn’t Call Missing Part Of The Usos Puzzle

Speaking on Off The Top, WWE Hall of Famer Rikishi felt like he was the missing part of the puzzle in the battle between his twin sons and would have played a role if only he’d been asked by WWE:

First of all, I’d like to send a big shoutout to my sons. To be able to finally their dream match in this industry that they’ve been wanting for a long time, I felt like they went out there, they delivered. I only wish that they could have had a little bit more time.

I felt like there was a missing puzzle there, which is the guy who you’re listening to now. Hashtag I never got to ‘Call Rikishi.’ So I felt had…they did great without me, but just to add a little more into the match, it would have been a great opportunity, not only for the fans but also myself, on a personal level, to be able to grace the stage with your kids.

That’s a memory that will forever be in stone in our family. But at the end of the day, I don’t make the calls. I didn’t lie about it. I was right close by, I was in Philadelphia. Everybody knew where I was at, but I never got the call.

Rikishi then confirmed that WWE had not asked him to be a part of WrestleMania and paid tribute to the fans rather than the company for keeping him relevant:

Absolutely not. That’s why I was absent. Hey, I don’t know. After watching the match, maybe…what would be right for me to be a special guest referee. That’s what I felt. I couldn’t be a manager because then it would show favor, which side I’m leaning to. Or I could have just been part of the commentary for that one match, if they’d seen fit. Who knows?

Maybe the company felt like, ‘Oh, maybe Kishi couldn’t do the referee. Maybe blah blah blah.’ Whatever the case may be, right. But there’s still something that they could have put me at. Be it the front row or be it at commentary, or just something. Whatever it was. But at the end of the day, I don’t call the shots. I don’t work for WWE. I’ve been gone from them for well over 25 years, and the only reason why I’m relevant in this wrestling game, and I’ll shoot with it, is because of my fans.

Anything the Bloodline does, anything my kids does, anything any family does that is relevant on TV, you can guarantee my name is gonna pop up. So to me, it’s like, the fans, when they speak, somebody’s gotta listen. Somebody has to listen, and to be able to either, one, honor what the fans are asking for, or two, then so be it. So it’s that.

Jimmy Uso has been thrown out of The Bloodline following his loss by his younger brother Solo Sikoa. Sikoa seems to have assumed control of the group in Roman Reigns’ absence and welcomed a brand new WWE star into the group.

h/t Fightful