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The Usos say being moved to the kickoff show was a “slap to all our faces.”

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The Usos say being moved to the kickoff show was a “slap to all our faces.”



Few teams can turn it up like The Usos and The New Day when they’re paired up with each other. It seems that Rikishi’s twin sons and The Booty Shaking, Unicorn Raising, Trombone Playing longest running WWE Tag Team Champions just make magic in the ring.

But The Usos vs New Day were still placed on the kickoff show for SummerSlam this year which is not a good place to be. Not only are you not on the “real show,” but you also don’t get the same royalty payments when it comes to DVD sale (which was a sticking point with Austin Aries and Neville from their WrestleMania 33 kickoff show encounter).

Jimmy and Jey gave their two cents to WWE.com, when they said being moved to the kickoff show felt like a diss.

“Hell yeah, we felt slighted. You grind to get on these shows. One of the biggest pay-per-views of the year is SummerSlam. We had one of the hottest rivalries of the year with New Day going into SummerSlam. So to be put on the Kickoff was a slap to all our faces. Me, my brother and The New Day. We did our thing. To be on a Kickoff at 5 [p.m.], and the fans aren’t even in their seat? Our mindset is, we’re gonna make sure this will be the hardest match to follow. And yeah, they messed up by putting us on first, but we ain’t got no choice but to do it. But to make this match a hell of a tag team match, to make this match a hell of a title match, to make this match a hell of a match period … we almost hurt the show, you know what I’m saying?”

But it looks like Jimmy and Jey still have big aspirations when it comes to WrestleMania 34 because the Samoan twins don’t plan on working in front of a Superdome where people are still filing to their seats.

“Always Kickoff. Always get there, always get right there but never on there. I feel like we’re doing everything we’re supposed to do and then some. There’s gonna be a time when you can’t hold us back no more. There’s gonna come a time people are gonna want The Usos. Put us on the big stage man, the main card, the WrestleMania card we deserve to be on. You know what hurt me most? I’m sitting back last year watching WrestleMania. I see three, four other tag teams in the match. Me and my brother been here the longest. Been putting in work for the longest. All of a sudden I see a tag team that ain’t even a real tag team. This other tag team just got here. What’s the deal with that? I don’t know, and I really don’t care. Why? Because I know they can’t stop us. The cream rises to the top, Uce. And me and my brother? We’re the cream.”

Let’s just hope WWE top brass can realize the potential they have in The Usos and keep them in a highlighted spot because not only do they deserve it, but they have also kept the SmackDown Live tag team division on lockdown for while and are capable of many more stints in the Uso Penitentiary.

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