WWE has plenty of variety, and the tag team division is no exception to the statement. One of the more popular tag teams, The Usos, certainly fit into that. Real life twins, they come from the strong Anoa’I family dynasty and are the sons of Rikishi who is one of the Attitude Era’s biggest stars. Continuing the legacy the family has long carried on, The Usos have carried tag team gold and created a legacy of their own in the process.
What’s not to love about the Samoan twins? The Usos are fun and charismatic. They appeal to children and adults alike. Fans appreciate their high flying moves. But somewhere along the way, they fall in with Roman Reigns as fans seen to have grown tired of the twosome. It seems as if the Samoan Dynasty in the WWE is in a bit of a slump. Rejuvenation and evolution could certainly do all three men well, but it is ultimately up to the powers that be to make it happen.
So, let’s turn our focus back to The Usos and take a look at the tag team division. The Usos were recently drafted to SmackDown, which also saw the teams of American Alpha, The Ascension, The Vaudevillians, and the possibility of the Hype Bros (Zack Ryder and Mojo Rawley assuming WWE will go that route) coming onto the blue brand. While there are not many legit tag teams right now, I see no harm in a swerve heel turn for the twins. But then on the other side of the fence, there are still many unanswered questions about the aftermath of the WWE Draft, and as of right now, there is no purpose and no story for the new tag team division of SmackDown. There hasn’t been official word of separate Championships being made for the brand.
But for the time being, a new era and the Draft means a new beginning for many of the WWE Superstars. There would be no better time for some epiphanies and changes for them in terms for story. The Usos could be one of many to benefit tremendously from it. I can see a change of heart from them because they are definitely on the road to nowhere. There’s certainly a rhyme and reason for a change over. This time too, The Usos doesn’t have their cousin to help them ascend in storylines due to the brand extension. In addition, the twins find themselves continuously on the pre-show, not the main show. Jimmy Uso could take a page out of his wife Naomi’s book, as in sick of waiting for a chance, so he and Jey could just take them.
However if The Usos should turn heel, the turn shouldn’t be in vain. Too many times, Superstars have turned heel and nothing comes out of it after several weeks. Fans want to see results; they want impact, and they want consistency. WWE is doing the Samoan Dynasty a grave injustice in terms of them succeeding in this new era. Reigns has success no doubt, but the fans aren’t receiving him well and it doesn’t make things better. It’s not organic and it’s not doing favors for anyone.
What I am saying is, is that The Usos are getting lost in the shuffle and there is no reason as to why they should be. They got the blood, the talent and the heart. Change is necessary and it doesn’t ring truer for the twins and other Superstars in the WWE.