The Usos recently sat down with WWE.com for a surprisingly candid interview, opening up about their frustrations with never being on the main card of a SummerSlam or WrestleMania despite how hard they’ve worked to become the best tag team in the company.
The Smackdown Tag Team Champions had one of the best years out of any team currently in the game, including those from other promotions around the world. But according to Jimmy and Jey, getting to that point has been a constant uphill battle. Check out snippets from the WWE.com interview below.
On being moved to the pre-show for WWE SummerSlam, after having one of the best rivalries of 2017 against the New Day:
JIMMY: “Hell yeah, we felt slighted. You grind to get on these shows. One of the biggest pay-per-views of the year is SummerSlam. We had one of the hottest rivalries of the year with New Day going into SummerSlam. So to be put on the Kickoff was a slap to all our faces.”
“To be on a Kickoff at 5 [p.m.], and the fans aren’t even in their seat? Our mindset is, we’re gonna make sure this will be the hardest match to follow. And yeah, they messed up by putting us on first, but we ain’t got no choice but to do it. But to make this match a hell of a tag team match, to make this match a hell of a title match, to make this match a hell of a match period … we almost hurt the show, you know what I’m saying?”
On never having a true WrestleMania or SummerSlam moment despite being in WWE for the last eight years:
JEY: “Always Kickoff. Always get there, always get right there but never on there. I feel like we’re doing everything we’re supposed to do and then some. There’s gonna be a time when you can’t hold us back no more. There’s gonna come a time people are gonna want The Usos. Put us on the big stage man, the main card, the WrestleMania card we deserve to be on. You know what hurt me most? I’m sitting back last year watching WrestleMania. I see three, four other tag teams in the match. Me and my brother been here the longest. Been putting in work for the longest. All of a sudden I see a tag team that ain’t even a real tag team. This other tag team just got here. What’s the deal with that? I don’t know, and I really don’t care. Why? Because I know they can’t stop us. The cream rises to the top, Uce. And me and my brother? We’re the cream.”
JIMMY: “We grind to get on WrestleMania. Year after year after year you wanna be the team to get there. You wanna be the main movie. Not the previews of the movie. This year it needs to happen, because I know we’re hotter than ever, we’re better than ever, people like us more than ever.”
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