After the Roman Reigns vs. Jey Uso fight was confirmed, WWE star Rikishi, who is part of the Anoa’i family, sent a message.
This week on SmackDown, WWE made it official that the two former Bloodline stablemates will have a third match. At SummerSlam’s main event, Reigns will not only be defending his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship but also putting his position as The Tribal Chief at risk.
Rikishi sends a message
Rikishi expressed his reaction to the match announcement on Instagram with just two words. He also got fans excited about the upcoming battle between the two family members.
“Run It,” Rikishi wrote.
Rikishi reacts to The Tribal Combat! pic.twitter.com/p52aSPqFJX
— WrestleSR (@wrestle_sr) July 22, 2023
Samu on Roman Reigns and The Usos fighting
Roman Reigns and The Usos were raised together as part of the Anoa’i family. Samu, another family member, talked about the cousins having a real-life fight.
In a special interview with Sportskeeda Wrestling’s Senior Editor Bill Apter, Samu remembered the problems between Reigns and Jimmy & Jey when they were children. Samu said that their fights on WWE television were not the first ones, as they had fought before while growing up together.
“Well, you’ve gotta remember too this isn’t the first time [Anoa’i family members have fought each other]. These kids grew up together. It’s not the first time, I’m sure of it, they’ve had scuffles together, so they know each other. If anybody knows it, it’s them,” he said.
Roman Reigns and The Usos have been having a fight for several months. The problems between the cousins started after Jimmy and Jey lost the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships at WrestleMania 39.
During Night of Champions, Jimmy Uso betrayed Reigns, and the betrayals continued when Jey Uso did the same. Because Jimmy is temporarily unable to participate, it is now up to Jey to break Reigns’ long-running title reign.