Jey Uso Moved To WWE Alumni Section After ‘Quitting’

Jey Uso is seemingly “gone” from WWE, for now, following an explosive confrontation with his brother Jimmy and The Bloodline on the post-SummerSlam edition of SmackDown. The move is a stark contrast to Uso’s position in the company just one week ago when he headlined SummerSlam in a Tribal Combat match against Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship.

The feud between the two cousins goes all the way back to 2020 when Jey was one of Reigns’ first challengers in his now-historic Universal title reign. Reigns brutalized his cousin in matches at both Clash of Champions and Hell In A Cell, with Jey being forced to say “I quit” in the latter after Roman attacked Jimmy, who was pleading with the champion to stop his assault. Roman was then officially deemed “Tribal Chief” by The Wild Samoans, Reigns’ uncle and father.

Fast forward three years, and Uso once again came face-to-face with Reigns. Despite a brutal 36-minute contest, Jey was ultimately cost the victory by his brother Jimmy who pulled Jey out of the ring as he was about to get the decisive pinfall and followed with a superkick. This allowed Reigns to take advantage by delivering a spear through a table and pick up the pinfall win.

On the following SmackDown, Jey confronted Jimmy, who claimed he did it to ensure Jey did not follow in Reigns’ footsteps and become a corrupt Tribal Chief. Jimmy allowed Jey to hit him with a superkick in retaliation, but Jey refused, instead electing to walk out. Following a chaotic brawl with Reigns and Solo Sikoa, Jimmy tried to reconcile with a hug, but Jey responded with a superkick instead. Afterward, Jey made the shocking statement that he was not only out of The Bloodline, but he was gone from both SmackDown and WWE entirely as the show went off the air.

In the following days, WWE recognized Jey’s departure in an official capacity as the eight-time tag team champion’s profile has been moved to the Alumni section of the Superstars page. This is typically reserved for those who have since moved on from actively appearing in WWE. Uso is not currently advertised for any future WWE events, including the company’s next Premium Live Event Payback on September 2nd, which has no matches announced, so far.