The Usos contributed to the rise of Roman Reigns, covering his back and helping him defeat Brock Lesnar at Crown Jewel last year. The Viking Raiders tried hard to win the SmackDown tag team belts this Friday, but the Usos were good at not giving up the scepter.
Thanks to this victory, Jimmy and Jey have extended their reign to 229 days, a remarkable milestone for a couple too often underestimated. Suffice it to say that this is the longest reign in the history of the blue brand. The Usos had captured the tag team titles by beating Rey and Dominik Mysterio at Money in the Bank in July 2021.
The two will also play a leading role at WrestleMania 38. In the latest edition of 'Smack Talk' on Sportskeeda, Dutch Mantell has admitted he was surprised by the Usos' abilities.
Dutch Mantell on The Usos
“The truth is, Jey and Jimmy Uso (The Usos) work great together.
They have used all the opportunities they have had available and always manage to find the right chemistry. I was surprised at how well they performed, as they weren't as hyped when they came to WWE. Thanks to their commitment and the help of the guys backstage, they have improved more and more.
They get along well right now, they don't even need to talk to each other. I think they have reached the pinnacle of their career" - Dutch Mantell analyzed. Dutch also talked about Kevin Owens' renewal with WWE: “KO he's been in WWE for some time now, which is why he's got used to that system, that environment and that politics.
The neighbour's grass is not necessarily greener than yours. WWE will never fail, despite all the rumors that have been circulating in recent months. I don't think All Elite Wrestling (AEW) will fail either, but WWE offers him more long-term chances.
Additionally, the Stamford-based federation has far more influence in Hollywood and the advertising industry than Tony Khan's company." While in his home state of Florida for the WrestleMania 36 press conference, Reigns spoke about numerous topics, including the fact that his cousins, The Usos, might leave WWE after their contracts expire next month.
"I can only give them the advice that I would want and that is to be happy and that’s what I’ll tell them. Whatever that entails, do what you have to do to make you and your family happy. For me and my family, that’s having the same people around me that I’ve had and that’s the hard part is seeing people go.
But, the cool part is, when people go, some people are introduced. As some old faces leave, we have new faces and new relationships and new bonds and new chemistry”.