The recent episode of "WWE SmackDown" staged a dramatic reveal that Roman Reigns, the iconic figure in the WWE universe, is scheduled to make a grand return next week. This marks his first appearance since the rift in The Bloodline surfaced with Jimmy Uso's controversial expulsion on June 2.
However, the air of excitement is shadowed by brewing uncertainty and discord, certainly a far cry from the harmony painted by Paul Heyman earlier that evening. During the climactic main event of the night, the audience witnessed an unexpected twist when Jey Uso's pursuit of the coveted United States Championship met an abrupt end.
A superkick from Jimmy, aimed at Solo Sikoa, mistakenly hit his brother Jey, thereby shattering the latter's dreams of victory.
Heyman Stirs Uso Discord
Throughout the evening, Heyman persistently assured Jey that Reigns had envisioned him as the upcoming Tribal Chief when the time was deemed appropriate.
Cleverly attempting to sow discord within The Usos, Heyman cast aspersions on Jimmy's motive behind his kick on Reigns during the Night of Champions event. He attributed this act to Jimmy's envy of Jey's position and rising prominence.
However, Jey chose to remain non-committal, refusing to pledge his allegiance to his brother or cousin. This hesitation echoes his previous tendencies to delay decisive action, adding a layer of suspense to the narrative. Further intensifying the unfolding drama, Jey received insightful advice from former Bloodline member Sami Zayn.
He even challenged Heyman, implying that his position in the Bloodline would be threatened if Jey was part of it. The end of the main event witnessed Jey abandoning his brother Jimmy in the ring, adding a sense of intrigue as to where his loyalties might eventually lie.
This act deepened the rift between the brothers, a marked contrast to their unity at the evening's beginning. As "SmackDown" concluded, "the Wise Man" Heyman dialed Reigns, presumably to update him on the night's developments. This sets an exciting stage for Reigns' much-anticipated return amidst escalating Bloodline tension.