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Jey Uso Declares: “I’m Out, I’m Out of ‘The Bloodline’, I’m Out of ‘Smackdown’, I’m Out of WWE!” But, Is He Really Exiting for Good?


It was the superkick heard around the world! Over the weekend, the WWE Universe has been abuzz following the cliffhanger ending of Friday Night Smackdown on Fox, which left Jey Uso claiming he is no longer part of the wrestling organization and more.

Going in, the big question on everyone’s mind was, why did Jimmy Uso betray his brother Jey at SummerSlam?  After all, Jey was wrestling their cousin, Universal Champion and the Tribal Chief, Roman Reigns for the title, but Jimmy messed things up for his own brother costing him the victory.

During the final segment on Smackdown’ with Reigns, special counsel Paul Heyman, and Jey Uso all in the ring, Jimmy gave his twin an explanation.  According to the story and Jimmy, he was concerned that if Jey were to become the ‘Tribal Chief’ he would suffer the same fate as Roman, becoming a corrupted, manipulative leader. Jimmy wanted to save his brother from that fate.  That twist was not expected. The WWE Universe was all prepared for Jimmy’s rationale to be about jealousy.


A furious Jey superkicked Roman! Next, with a dejected Jimmy leaving and walking up the ramp from the ring, Jey superkicked his brother.  That is when Jey looked to the camera and declared: “I’m out … I’m out of ‘The Bloodline’ … I’m out of ‘Smackdown’ … I’m out of WWE!” As the episode came to a close, Jey went through the crowd and made his exit at the top of the arena.

So, is this exit for real? Fans have been all over social media with their theories and speculation is running rampant.  There is huge belief that Jimmy and Jey Usos real-life father, the WWE Hall of Famer, Rikishi, is on his way back to be a part of the next leg of ‘The Bloodline’ story, especially after he tweeted the Deuces (Uses) emoji upon Jey’s departure.  Let’s not forget, another of Rikishi’s sons, Solo Sikoa, is also currently in ‘The Bloodline’, doing Reigns’ dirty work.

It’s unclear why Jey is ‘leaving’ the WWE.  Is his contract over? Is he going to AEW (which seems far-fetched)? Is this really not what’s going on at all … and Jey is just going to be off television for a bit, but make his big return to fight against members of ‘The Bloodline’ at Survivor Series in late November in Chicago?

During Luis Ruiz and Michael Fairman’s latest episode of their You Tube show, What’s Up? Wrestling, they ran through the possibilities of where Jey is going, and when, and if, he will return.  You can check that out below.

So, what do you think about Jey Uso quitting ‘The Bloodline’ and the WWE? Is it for real? If not, what happens next in the saga of ‘The Bloodline’? Share your thoughts in the comment section.




WWE ‘SmackDown’ Heading From Fox to USA Network As Part of New Rights Deal with NBCUniversal

In several major announcements coming from the WWE-UFC merger and its new company TKO Group, WWE Friday Night SmackDown will be on the move in 2024.  Since 2019, SmackDown has had its home on primetime on Fox. However, in news on Thursday, SmackDown is heading to USA Network starting in October of next year.

The shift is part of a new overall domestic rights deal between NBC Universal and the WWE which will extend for five years.  In addition, and in exciting news for the WWE Universe, NBC will air four primetime specials during the 2024/2025 TV season.

Monday Night Raw, and NXT, which currently air on USA Network are not part of this deal, but they will continue to air on USA Network through September of 2024. Raw has been the top scripted program on cable on Monday nights this past TV season.

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Currently, Raw is on the market looking for an exciting new home, as sources have told THR, sharing, “The market for the program is ‘extremely active,’ with traditional linear networks, streaming services and ‘unexpected players’ all interested.”  The Monday night wrestling series has been the top scripted program on cable Monday nights this past TV season.

WWE also has an exclusive U.S. streaming deal with Peacock through 2026, which includes all premium live event programming and specials.

In a statement, WWE CEO Nick Khan shared, “We are excited to extend this longstanding relationship by bringing SmackDown to USA Network on Friday nights and look forward to debuting multiple WWE special events annually on NBC.”

NBC Entertainment chairman, Frances Berwick added, “It’s a privilege and thrill to continue NBCU’s decades-long partnership with WWE which has helped cement USA Network’s consistent position as the top-rated cable entertainment network in live viewership. With Friday nights on USA, primetime specials on NBC, and the WWE hub on Peacock, we’ll continue to use the power of our portfolio to super-serve this passionate fanbase.”

What do you think about SmackDown moving to USA Network? A new home on the way for RAW and NXT? The new deal with NBCUni? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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The Rock Returns to WWE ‘SmackDown’ In Huge Shocker For the First Time In Four Years

On Friday night, you could feel through your television and mobile screens, the reverberation from inside Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado. That is when on WWE Friday Night Smackdown on Fox, none other than The Rock returned to WWE programming for the first time in four years.

The audience in attendances gave the biggest pop we have ever heard for any WWE superstar in probably history! The set-up was quite spectacular too! First, Pat McAfee returned to open the show and got into the ring, and then got into a war of words with former ring rival, Austin Theory.

While Theory was trash-talking to McAfee, cue The Rock’s theme music!  Dwayne Johnson made his entrance, and played it to the hilt and in full ‘Rock-mode’. Once in the ring, he got into it with Theory amid “Rocky’ chants that rang out from the stunned fans in the arena.


Initially, Theory interrupted The Rock and delivered Rock’s classic line: “It doesn’t matter what The Rock says!” McAfee looked stunned by Theory’s impersonation.

However, The Rock was prepared with a response: “You see, it actually does matter what The Rock says. And it does matter, more importantly than what The Rock says, what the people say. You bring up Stone Cold Steve Austin, that’s The Rock’s boy. But if he here were here right now, this, this is what he would say: ‘If you want to see me beat this jabroni’s ass, give me a hell yeah!’” At the end of the segment, Theory and Rock began to fight, which ended, of course, with The Rock landing ‘The People’s Elbow” on Theory!

Later in the night, The Rock ran into another all-time legend, John Cena.  The two eventually hugged it out. It looks like the SAG-AFTRA strikes are good for the WWE, giving Cena and The Rock time to come back home, since they can’t work on, or promote any films they may have, or may have been working on, due to the Hollywood strikes.

Watch The Rock’s stunning return on Friday Night SmackDown below.

Now let us know, what did you think of The Rock being back in the WWE? Share your thoughts in the comment section.


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Bad Bunny Sets His Sights on Taking WWE Universal Championship From Roman Reigns

Grammy award-winning global music superstar, Bad Bunny opened up about his future, his career, his love life and more in a new feature in Vanity Fair.  One of the topics, was on his passion for professional wrestling, which is something that Bunny has been able to live out in front of millions of fans in the WWE universe in a few key in-ring appearances.

First, he tag-teamed with Damian Priest and won a match versus The Miz and John Morrison back at WrestleMania 37 in 2021.  In May of this year, Bad Bunny hosted WWE Backlash in his home country of Puerto Rico, and gave one of the best performances, ever seen, anywhere, in his San Juan Street Fight match against Damian Priest.

Now, Bunny (real name, Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio) apparently has his eyes on the biggest prize in all of WWE! That would be the WWE Universal Championship held for the past three years by Roman Reigns.

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When speaking if he would be looking to return to ring action in the future, Bunny admitted: “My plan is to take the title from Roman Reigns”.  However, he cautioned that he’s trying to not tempt himself to go back into wrestling as he admitted his match at Backlash with Damian Priest, ‘was just too painful.”

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But never say never from Bunny, who has accomplished so much at only 29-years-old.  It’s clear he loves everything about pro wrestling, and he told Vanity Fair just why: “I liked everything—the creativity, the characters, the fact that each wrestler has his own entrance song, like a soundtrack that identifies you.”

So, what if …. Bad Bunny somehow defeated Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship ending his 1109 run as the champ? Do you think Bunny will decide to ever wrestle again? Comment below.


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