A riveting saga is about to unfold in the heart of the WWE universe as Roman Reigns and Jey Uso, both members of the esteemed Anoa'i wrestling family, prepare to go head-to-head. Their collision course is set for WWE SummerSlam, scheduled for August 5 in Detroit, and it's not just the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship at stake.
The duo will battle for the honor of being declared the Tribal Chief of the Bloodline, marking a pivotal point in WWE history. On a recent edition of "WWE SmackDown," the two cousins engaged in a heated confrontation, which served as the prelude to the upcoming power struggle.
In a segment that was notably more concise than their clash two weeks prior, Reigns and Uso took center stage, ready for a conventional contract signing.
Jey Rejects Traditional Contract
The atmosphere in the ring was tense as Reigns taunted Jey, belittling him as merely "a pawn in the game." In a dramatic turn of events, Jey defied expectations by tearing up the contract right before Reigns' eyes, proclaiming that their upcoming match was not about official documents.
"The contract is in the blood. This is Tribal Combat now," Jey boldly declared, throwing down the gauntlet to his cousin and current champion. In this proposed "Tribal Combat", all bets are off - Jey's words suggesting the use of weapons such as kendo sticks, steel chairs, and even multiple tables.
He further shocked Reigns by revealing that this daring challenge was backed by the elders of the Bloodline, thus endorsing this departure from traditional match protocol. As the confrontation concluded, Reigns, who was flanked by Solo Sikoa and Paul Heyman, extended his hand to Jey in the spirit of sportsmanship, draping his lei over his title as a symbol of peace.
However, the peace was short-lived when Sikoa, eager for a brawl, attempted a Samoan Spike on his brother. Reigns, in a surprising move, blocked Sikoa's attack, allowing Jey to retaliate with a superkick as Reigns looked on.
The stage is now set for a showdown of unprecedented proportions at SummerSlam, where the victor will not only take home the WWE Universal Championship but also emerge as the Tribal Chief, a prestigious title that signifies leadership within the Bloodline. All eyes are now on Detroit, where family ties, legacy, and power will collide in the WWE universe.