The Real Reason Why Jey Uso Is Missing From WWE SmackDown

Published 02/02/2021, 6:49 AM EST


As we have noted earlier, Jey Uso has been absent from his cousin Roman Reigns’ side for a couple of weeks now. At last night’s Royal Rumble, Uso did not make an appearance despite being the first one to declare his entry into the match.

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Although there have been some speculations that this might be a storyline, the reason is much more real than that. The former Tag Team Champion last took part in a match with Shinsuke Nakamura in a losing effort on the January 15th episode of SmackDown.

The real reason behind the absence of Jey Uso

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Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Radio recently revealed that Jey Uso was not medically cleared to take part in the Rumble and the last man standing match of Roman Reigns and Kevin Owens.

The medical reason and the date of Uso’s return remain undisclosed. Jey’s brother Jimmy is also recovering from a knee injury since May 2020.

Jimmy last appeared in the Hell in a Cell match between his cousins Jey and Roman, where he stopped the match after throwing a towel. Sources reported Jimmy will be back in the ring very soon.

His wife Naomi made her WWE return in the Royal Rumble after an absence because of fibroid surgery. She entered at number 2 and lasted 46 minutes before Nia Jax eliminated her.

In his singles run so far, Jey Uso has shown a completely different side os his personality. He fought mercilessly in one of the most highly acclaimed matches of WWE at Hell in a Cell last year.

Uso has also been instrumental in solidifying the dominance of ‘Tribal Chief’ Roman Reigns on SmackDown. He attacks and ‘keeps up’ the legacy of the bloodline of the reputed Anoa’i Family.

As we have speculated earlier, a Samoan Bloodline faction with all the existing Anao’i Family members may be on the cards. Jey Uso also weighed in on the matter a while ago.

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The Bloodline will come on and off. That will always be there. But imagine us running that thing full-blown,” Uso told Talksport.“A heel faction. Hell yeah, bro! I wanna see some Samoan Swat Team 2.0 type of things, man. It’s written by itself, right?”

We are hoping to see Jey and Jimmy Uso back in the ring as soon as possible. It would be interesting to see their relationship now that one is a heel, and the other is a face.

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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