WWE Legend Rikishi Reacts to Son Jimmy Uso's SmackDown Beatdown

Post-WrestleMania tensions escalate within WWE's premier family.

by Atia Mukhtar
WWE Legend Rikishi Reacts to Son Jimmy Uso's SmackDown Beatdown
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Tensions were palpable on "WWE SmackDown" in the immediate wake of WrestleMania 40, as Roman Reigns was notably absent after his historic 1,316-day reign as Universal Champion was ended by Cody Rhodes. In Reigns' absence, the weight of leadership fell on Solo Sikoa, Jimmy Uso, and Paul Heyman.

However, the night took an unexpected turn when Sikoa aggressively attacked his older brother, Jimmy Uso, purportedly as retaliation for his WrestleMania loss to Jey Uso, and this assault was further complicated by the involvement of The Bloodline’s newest member, Tama Tonga.

This incident unfolded under the watchful eyes of a seemingly shocked Paul Heyman, who was stopped by Sikoa from contacting Reigns, hinting at potential power shifts within The Bloodline. Amidst these shocking developments, WWE Hall of Famer Rikishi, father to Sikoa and the Usos, stirred controversy with his public endorsement of Sikoa’s actions.

Posting on social media platform X, Rikishi’s message was clear: “BELIEVE THAT”. This endorsement was unexpected, especially considering it followed the brutal takedown of his eldest son, Jimmy, by his own brothers, drawing mixed reactions from the WWE community.

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The fallout from WrestleMania continues to ripple through the WWE, with the Anoa'i family drama at the forefront. The Rock, another scion of the Anoa'i dynasty, announced on "WWE Raw" his intention to return and challenge Rhodes, declaring that while Rhodes may have concluded his feud with Reigns, their own confrontation was far from over.

Notably, The Rock secured a victory over Rhodes during the first night of WrestleMania 40, positioning himself as a formidable contender for the new champion. Moreover, the familial strife extends as Jey Uso remains adamant that his brother Jimmy can overcome his recent setbacks.

With Jimmy now ostracized by The Bloodline, his road to redemption appears both challenging and uncertain. The dynamics within The Bloodline are increasingly complex, raising questions about whether Sikoa’s actions are solely his own initiative or part of a larger strategy orchestrated by unseen forces within the family.

As the WWE universe looks on, the unfolding drama within one of wrestling’s most storied families promises more intrigue and betrayal, underscoring the ever-evolving narratives that keep fans on the edge of their seats.

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