One half of the current WWE Tag Team champions Jimmy Uso recently talked to the PhoenixNewTimes.com where he discussed about a lot of interesting stuffs. Here are some highlights –
Do you think there should more of a tag-team division in the WWE?
Definitely, man. I feel like the tag-team division now is starting to get a little more amped up because of us, The Wyatts, and Rybaxel going out there and putting tag-team wrestling where it should be. But I definitely think there should be a lot more tag teams because it ain’t wrestling without tag teams. Tag teams have been here since day one.
Have your uncles, cousins, or father been your biggest influence in wrestling?
Well, I’d have to say to say my biggest influence has been my uncle, Umaga, who passed and isn’t here any more. But yeah, he definitely had a big influence and a big impact on my wrestling career as far as where we’re at in the WWE.
Vince McMahon and the WWE has always been good to your family over the years, whether it’s been your dad Rikishi or wrestlers like Yokozuna, Umaga, and even The Rock. Why has he always had a soft spot for Samoans?
I think we’re just bred to do this, man. We’re huge, we’re athletic, we’re agile, and we’ve just been here from day one with wrestling. I think this is just what we’re supposed to do and we enjoy doing this. We love doing this, you know?
How do you feel about the rise of your cousin Roman Reigns as a singles star?
He’s just killing it, man. Roman’s been doing this for a short while, man, so to see him come here and [how] they have all these high hopes for him and they’ve got big things going on for Roman Reigns in the WWE is awesome. And he’s delivering. And that’s what we do, we deliver when the opportunity arises. And he’s definitely doing that. He’s gonna be a big thing in the WWE. Definitely one of the next WWE World Heavyweight Champions.
Are you guys close with The Rock at all since he’s a part of the family?
More like my dad is close with Rocky. I’ve met him, but he’s a busy man with his movies and everything. You get to know him in passing. So, really, we’re not that close. We always send
tweets or auntie Ata, which is Rocky’s mom, she’ll text us here and there, asking “You guys doing good?” Stuff like that. I understand he’s a busy man. He’s a mogul now.