Before successfully defending his Universal title against Cesaro in the main event of WrestleMania Backlash last night (May 16), Roman Reigns sent both his cousins The Usos away. That was because he felt Jey, and especially Jimmy, were doubting his ability to take care of business on his own.
Well, he did. And is becoming standard operating procedure after championship matches, the Tribal Chief cut a killer promo from his workout room.
Unlike his last one, however, this wasn’t aimed at his vanquished opponent (Roman made sure Cesaro had other issues to deal with after their match). This one is aimed at his blood.
“Show up and win [laughs]. Show up and win, that’s what I did. It’s because of moments like right now, already putting in the work. I’m special man. I’m the best - generational talent, I’m that transcendent landmark where the old school meets the new school, you know what I’m saying. There ain’t nobody like me, in the whole world, in all of entertainment, sports entertainment, professional... any nobody like me.
“And I told you, like the majority of my opponents, I respected that man Cesaro. I respect that man. I said he’s one of the greatest wrestlers, in-ring wrestlers in the whole world. So what I do? I beat him at his own game. And we live in a world of negativity, of haters. They ain’t never bothered me. Never a problem for me, but they are a problem for my opponents. Cesaro might have had a chance last night if my own blood wasn’t hatin’ on me, wasn’t doubting me. It’s all motivation to me. And you get it all the time, and it motivates you to do the work. But when it’s within your bloodline, within your family - it hits way harder. And I had to go out there and I had to show him.
“So Jimmy! Jim. Don’t text me. Don’t call me. Don’t Facetime me, don’t tell your brother to text me. Don’t hit me up on the groupchat. We’re gonna have to talk about this one. But we gonna do it on my show. Friday night. My SmackDown. Have a good week, Uce. I’ll see you in a few.”
Anybody else scared for Jim Uso?