It hasn’t been kept secret that NXT performer Solo Sikoa is the younger brother of The Usos. Their family is the focal point of WWE faction ‘The Bloodline’ with the Usos and Roman Reigns so it would make sense to capitalise on this and mention Solo’s relation to the group.
Though, despite the obvious comparisons, The Usos have spoken on WWE’s ‘After The Bell’ podcast to discuss what they’ve said to their younger brother amid his NXT run.
Coming from a big family, it’s hard to make your own footprint, we told lil bro, ‘You have to find your way. We have been through this fire before. You have to find what works for you.’ He’s down there doing his thing. Every single day he’s like, ‘Did you watch the match? What about my promos? Is there anything you can tell me about what to do?’ First thing is, don’t look like us because we look a lot alike. ‘Alright, bet.’ He had long hair, he chopped his hair, dyed his hair, went from the Air Forces to barefoot. He’s uncomfortable in the ring barefoot, but he’s doing whatever he needs to do to make his own mark. I told him he’ll find it. I remember Randy (Orton) telling us that he wasn’t Randy Orton until six years in game. It started to dawn on me, sitting there like, ‘that’s what it is.’ The grind of constantly throwing at the wall and whatever sticks, sticks. Whatever don’t stick, keep going. All we do is throw at the wall.”-Jimmy Uso.
Jey then picked up where Jimmy left off and detailed more of the advice that’s been given to the younger Uso.
“Always trying to evolve. That’s the game. You either get left behind or stay in the mix. When you get here, you either sink or swim. That’s as simple as it can get. It doesn’t matter if you’re running things down there or wherever, when you get up in here, we’re going to find out what you’re made of and you either crack or deliver like we do. The sucky part about this is, little brother, it’s going to be hard. We’re all big timing and then you have little bro, he’s next in line. It’s going to be hard for him and he knows this, but stick the script and we always have his back. We love him and he’s doing great down there. I can’t wait to expand this Bloodline, trust me, we’re expanding. Deep,”-Jey Uso.
Of course, it had been said that the rumoured expansion of the bloodline would feature Jimmy’s wife and female superstar Naomi. But, due to the walkout last night on Raw, both her future and that of Sasha Banks is unknown.
Meanwhile, Solo Sikoa is doing excellent work in NXT while in pursuit of NXT North American Championship gold. Whether he achieves this remains to be seen but whatever he does we know he’ll do it in his own unique way.
H/T To fightful for the transcription