In the ever-changing landscape of professional wrestling, it's common to find oneself pondering the future. With Roman Reigns having taken over from John Cena as WWE's leading man, fans and insiders alike are eager to discover: Who is next in line to take the reins from The Tribal Chief? Evidence may be hidden in plain sight.
An intriguing hint has emerged from the most recent RAW promotional poster for the USA Network. Showcased prominently on this poster are the likes of Cody Rhodes, Seth Rollins, Becky Lynch, and intriguingly, Jey Uso. The standout detail? Jey, positioned front and center.
This positioning might hint that 'Main Event Jey Uso' isn’t just a fleeting moniker. Could it be that WWE sees in him the next top babyface, echoing the push they envisioned for Roman Reigns between 2015 and 2019? The fan response to Jey Uso on RAW's roster today is undeniably fervent.
Whenever Uso graces the entrance, it feels as if the arena's heartbeat synchronizes with his theme, a testament to his magnetic charisma. His commitment to WWE is undeniable, being a full-timer, contrasting sharply with his cousin Roman Reigns, who transitioned to a part-time status in 2022.
Jey's Organic Rise
Jey Uso’s ascent isn’t one of forced narratives. It's purely organic, in stark contrast to Reigns’ early push, which met resistance from fans after The Shield disbanded in 2014. Behind the curtains, WWE's top brass have evidently embraced Jey Uso's solo trajectory.
Cody Rhodes, known as "The American Nightmare," played a pivotal role, maneuvering behind the scenes to secure Jey Uso's move from SmackDown to RAW. On a related note, Roman Reigns, the enduring figure in WWE storylines, found himself embroiled in a dramatic SmackDown episode in August.
An unexpected Superkick from Jey was just the tip of the iceberg. Following the confrontation, Jey summoned his brother, Jimmy, and delivered yet another Superkick before making his shocking exit. In a twist, on the September 15, 2023 episode of Friday Night SmackDown, LA Knight emerged victorious against The Miz and subsequently threw down the gauntlet to all top-tier champions across RAW and SmackDown.
The raucous Denver crowd erupted when Reigns' name was evoked. With this, the stage might be set for a colossal face-off between the Slim Jim Battle Royal victor and the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion. Only time will tell where this tantalizing narrative is headed.