It has been said that it is not true that Jey Uso could have left SummerSlam as the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion.
Uso challenged Roman Reigns to a Tribal Combat at the 36th SummerSlam. This meant that Reigns’ title and position as Tribal Chief were on the line. Reigns kept both titles by pinning Jey, which happened right after Jey was duped by Jimmy Uso when he came back.
No Change in Title
Given that Jey and Reigns have a very personal story that may have started in 2020, there had been rumours of a sudden title change. Dave Meltzer said on McGuire on Wrestling that a title change like this was never thought of.
“I never even heard anyone discuss that as a possibility. I mean, obviously, they’ve already got whatever it is. They’ve got plans going for Roman as champion for months down the line, so Jey wasn’t going to win.”
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Meltzer compared Jeys’s position to Sami Zayn’s chance at Elimination Chamber and said that WWE doesn’t plan to change the title in the long run.
Meltzer also said that, in his opinion, Reigns-Uso was the show’s real main event, followed by Cody Rhodes vs. Brock Lesnar and the World Heavyweight Championship match.
What Will Jey Uso Do Next?
Roman Reigns will be part of a “Hail to the Chief” scene on this week’s SmackDown, in which Jimmy Uso will recognise his cousin as Head of the Table. We don’t know yet if Jey will be a part of the show.
WWE has allegedly been talking about putting Jimmy Uso against Jey Uso at WrestleMania 40, but some people in the company think that waiting until April 2024 is too long.