The Usos appeared on WWE After the Bell to discuss their dominance as The Bloodline and their brother Solo Sikoa’s work in NXT. They also discussed Naomi’s potential to be a member of their faction.
Paul Heyman, the Special Council of Roman Reigns, is one of The Bloodline’s key members. After their victory at Wrestlemania Backlash, the former President of ECW referred to The Bloodline as “the greatest group of all time”. Jimmy Uso spoke about Paul Heyman’s influence on him and his brother and revealed what Heyman said that inspired them both early in their careers.
“Pulled us to the side,” Jimmy said. “We just got on the road very early and he was like, ‘I’ve known you, boys, for a long time. You see that mat? A lot of your family has split their blood, sweat, and tears in that ring. When you get in that ring, you bump your ass off, you attack that mat and you bump harder than anybody in this business because it’s in your blood. When you’re going, man, you’re bumping with your dad, you’re bumping with your uncles, your cousins. So when you go in there, you attack that mat. That’s your livelihood in there, that’s your heart in there.’ I was just like, ‘I’m going to go bump right now Paul, thank you.’ He put it in us early, like, you’re right. I thank Paul for that conversation, right before TV, when he told us that it stuck with me, me and bro. When we get in that ring, that’s why we leave it every night, man.”
Jey Uso spoke about Heyman’s wisdom words and how they helped them to get noticed. SmackDown Tag Team Champion Jey Uso also spoke about how important Paul Heyman was to his family through the support he has provided over the years.
“We kept that part because I think what he was trying to tell us as far as a working part, that’ll open people’s eyes,” Jey said. “The twins can down in the ring, they’re really good and we get passed that level and start getting into that character stuff, and it’s all like stacking bricks on top of it to build this building of the Usos. If it wasn’t for Paul, half of us, our family wouldn’t know how to move through this business.”