Jey Uso: Samoan People Have Made Professional Wrestling
"Ten years from now we’re going to be talking about our children being WWE champions."
Jey Uso has discussed the impact his heritage has had on professional wrestling.
The Samoan Dynasty has been at the very top of professional wrestling for decades, with the likes of The Rock and Roman Reigns reaching the very pinnacle of the mountain in WWE.
There is currently a huge focus on the Samoan family on SmackDown, where Reigns rules as Universal Champion and has Jey Uso with him. The 'Right-Hand Man' has now spoken about his pride at his family.
Uso told Yahoo Sports: "I think the Samoan people have made wrestling. Pro wrestling is right down our alley, we’re just physical people, strong, quick. I feel like we were just made to do this. Being a part of it now and seeing all of the blood that has been laid before me, the whole family tree, it’s very humbling and I’m so proud I am part of this.
"We have so many cousins. The wrestling world has no idea how deep we really are. I know they think we’re deep now, but ten years from now we’re going to be talking about our children being WWE champions."
The former Tag Team champion says he is proud of the time when he and his brother paid homage to their heritage in the ring, but also felt it was important for them to involve their characters.
He added: "I knew we were on to something when we went on tour in Europe as we just started to get rolling. Fans would come up to us and say ‘What’s up Uce?’ It just clicked and we kept it. Everyone’s an Uce now. If you meet any Polynesian, Samoan, Tongan, if you hit them with that, it’s automatic respect.
"I think we did the Samoan thing and the fans knew our heritage and what we represented. [The change] allowed us to be more of the real version of ourselves. You start to let people in and see that we are modernized, we can talk, we’re not just two happy dudes and they can see the struggle in us. It all blends in.
"Now, we’re at the point where when I walk out, you know where I am from, what family I belong to. We just have to keep it going and keep evolving."