• SmackDown Stars Reveal What Was A Slap In The Face To Them In 2017
During an interview for WWE’s website, SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos revealed that WWE putting them on the SummerSlam 2017 Kickoff show with The New Day was a slap in the face to both them and their opponents.
Below is what the WWE staff asked and The Usos’ response:
Let’s start with SummerSlam. You had one of the best matches of the year against The New Day on the Kickoff show, but did you feel slighted that you weren’t featured on the main card?
Jimmy Uso: [Long pause] 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.
Jey Uso: All year we been doin’ our thing, like my brother said. Hottest rivalry in the game. A tag team rivalry. The Usos and The New Day. We done killed Battleground. What else we kill, Uce?
Jimmy: Money in the Bank.
Jey: Money in the Bank. The next one was Hell in a Cell, but to put us on the Kickoff show? The Usos and The New Day on the Kickoff show, especially The Usos, when you know we deliver every single night, man. We delivered. And, all of a sudden, we got half a house full, Uce.
Jimmy: To be on a Kickoff at 5 PM, 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?
• WWE Star Takes A Shot At Brock Lesnar, Says He’s The Real Universal Champion
The first-ever Universal Champion Finn Balor posted on Twitter that he’s the real Universal Champion:
The REAL Champ & my Dad pic.twitter.com/HmNiccgML4
— Finn Bálor forEVERYone (@FinnBalor) December 22, 2017
Balor has been taking such shots ever since his planned Universal Title match with Brock Lesnar at Royal Rumble 2018 was nixed.