Paul Heyman Teases Big Decision For Jey Uso On Friday's WWE Smackdown

Jey Uso has a familiar task before him this Friday on "WWE SmackDown" — choosing between his brother, Jimmy Uso, and his cousin, Roman Reigns. On tonight's "WWE Raw," Paul Heyman issued the ultimatum telling Jey that although he and Jimmy may have shared a womb, there's no one he will ever be closer to than the Tribal Chief. Heyman said that Jey would have to acknowledge that fact this Friday on "WWE SmackDown."

This decision before Jey comes as the result of the ongoing, critically acclaimed Bloodline storyline. At Night of Champions, the story saw significant advancement when Jimmy attacked his other brother, Solo Sikoa, and Reigns, to cost them a match against Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships. This past Friday, it seemed as if the Sikoa would be joining his brothers against Reigns before hitting Jimmy with the Samoan Spike instead.

The Usos questioning their loyalty to Reigns marks a significant turn in the storyline, but it's not unfamiliar. The whole saga of Reigns as Undisputed WWE Universal Champion started with him beating both Usos into submission as part of the Bloodline back in 2020. While this current story beat harkens back to the beginning of Reigns' monumental reign as champion, it could also mark the beginning of the end for the Bloodline as we know it. Regardless, the continuation of this story could receive significant audience attention — last Friday's Bloodline segment fueled a massive rise for "SmackDown" ratings, particularly in the key 18-49 demographic.