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The Usos
Tag team
Members Jimmy Uso
Jey/Jules Uso
Name(s) The Fatu Brothers[1]
The Fatu Twins[1]
The Samoan Soldiers[2]
The Uso Brothers[3]
The Usos[4]
Heights 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) each[5][4]
Combined
weight
479 lb (217 kg):
251 lb (114 kg) (Jimmy)[5]
228 lb (103 kg) (Jey)[4]
Hometown San Francisco, California[6][7]
Billed from San Francisco, California[4][5]
Former
member(s)
Tamina
Debut June 8, 2007[6][7]
Promotions WXW
FCW
WWE

The Usos (also known as The Uso Brothers) are a professional wrestling tag team consisting of twin brothers Jimmy and Jey Uso. The Usos appear in WWE, competing on the SmackDown brand. The pair were previously managed by Tamina. The Usos are former FCW Florida Tag Team Champions.

Jimmy (real name Jonathan Solofa Fatu Jr.) and Jey (real name Joshua Samuel Fatu) are the twin sons of Solofa Fatu, better known as Rikishi, and are part of the Anoa'i family. Tamina (real name Sarona Reiher) is the daughter of Jimmy Snuka and sister of Jimmy Reiher, Jr.

History[edit]

World Xtreme Wrestling[edit]

Appearing under their real names, Jonathan and Joshua Fatu debuted as a tag team at a World Xtreme Wrestling (WXW) show in Milton, Florida on June 8, 2007.[6][7]

World Wrestling Entertainment / WWE[edit]

Florida Championship Wrestling (2009–2010)[edit]

Jimmy Uso (Jonathan Fatu) appeared at the Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) television tapings on November 5, accompanying Donny Marlow to the ring.[8] Jimmy also appeared in a dark match prior to the FCW television tapings on November 19, defeating Titus O'Neill.[9]

The Usos began 2010 by defeating The Rotondo Brothers (Duke and Bo) on January 14.[10] In a clash of the generational wrestlers on February 18, The Rotundo Brothers teamed up with Wes Brisco to defeat The Usos and Donny Marlow.[11] They continued their association with Marlow at the television tapings on February 25, when he accompanied them to ringside for a victory against Titus O'Neill and Big E. Langston.[12] In March they were joined by Sarona Snuka, who began acting as their manager and on March 13 The Usos defeated The Fortunate Sons (Joe Hennig and Brett DiBiase) to win the FCW Florida Tag Team Championship.[13][14][15] They made their first title defense at the March 18 television tapins by defeating The Dudebusters (Trent Baretta and Caylen Croft) to retain.[16] They went on to successfully defend the championship against Percy Watson and Darren Young, Hunico and Tito Nieves, Skip Sheffield and Darren Young, and The Dudebusters, who they defeated by disqualification when Tamina pulled the referee out of the ring to stop him from counting the pinfall.[17][18][19][20] On June 3, The Usos lost the Florida Tag Team Championship to "Los Aviadores" (Hunico and Dos Equis).[13][21]

Raw and managing by Tamina (2010–2011)[edit]

The Usos pictured with Tamina

On the May 24, 2010 episode of Raw, The Usos and Tamina made their debut by attacking the Unified Tag Team Champions, The Hart Dynasty (Tyson Kidd, David Hart Smith, and Natalya).[22][23] The following week, Raw General Manager Bret Hart stated that he had signed them to contracts. That night, the trio cut a promo, stating that they were looking for respect for their families. They were interrupted and attacked by The Hart Dynasty, who were seeking revenge for the surprise attack the previous week.[24] The Usos attempted to attack The Hart Dynasty again on the June 7 episode of Raw, but The Harts were ready and gained the upper hand.[25] The Usos made their in-ring debut for the brand on the June 17 episode of Superstars, defeating The Big show and Mark Henry.[26] Three days later they made their pay-per-view debut by losing to The Hart Dynasty in a six-person mixed tag team match at Fatal 4-Way.[27] The Usos were scheduled to face The Hart Dynasty on the June 28 episode of Raw, but the match never started as The Usos instead attacked The Harts when they were entering the ring.[28] The Usos defeated The Hart Dynasty for the first time in a six-person mixed tag team match on the July 12 episode of Raw when Jey pinned Smith.[29] The Usos challenged The Harts for the Unified Tag Team Championship at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view, but were unsuccessful.[30] On the July 26 episode of Raw, Jey Uso went against Randy Orton in his first singles match on the brand in a losing effort. They received another shot for the WWE Tag Team Championship at Night of Champions in a Tag Team Turmoil match, where they eliminated The Hart Dynasty then Vladimir Kozlov and Santino Marella before being eliminated by Mark Henry and Evan Bourne. On the December 6th edition of Raw, The Usos were in a fatal four way tag match and were eliminated, but Tamina stayed in the corner of Marella and Kozlov, and Marella upon their winning of the WWE Tag Team Championship, as a result she turned face, and left the Usos.

SmackDown and NXT (2011−present)[edit]

On April 26, 2011, both Usos (Jimmy and Jey) were drafted to the SmackDown brand as part of the 2011 Supplemental Draft.[31] On the June 2 edition of Superstars, The Usos turned face when they went against The Corre (Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater) in a losing effort.[32] On the June 10 episode of SmackDown, The Usos teamed with Ezekiel Jackson to defeat The Corre (Gabriel, Slater and Wade Barrett).[33] The Usos continued their rivalry with Gabriel and Slater, exchanging victories from the June 17 episode of SmackDown.[34] As of the June 24 episode of SmackDown, The Usos have been performing the Siva Tau as part of their ring entrance.[35]

On the September 13 episode of NXT Redemption, The Usos attacked Darren Young and JTG after their victory over William Regal and Matt Striker,[36] and again on the following week, this time with JTG and Young winning against Titus O'Neil and Percy Watson. On September 27 edition of NXT they battled against Young and JTG in a winning effort thus ending their feud. On October, they had a short feud with another duo, Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks which they won and lost each other on one occasion. On November 2 edition of NXT The Usos defeated Tyson Kidd and Johnny Curtis.

Personal lives[edit]

Jonathan Solofa Fatu and Joshua Samuel Fatu were born in San Francisco, California on August 22, 1985.[6][7] They are the twin sons of Solofa Fatu, better known as Rikishi, and are part of the Anoa'i family.[22] WWE announcer Josh Mathews mentioned that they attended the University of Hawaii. Their uncle is the late Eddie Fatu better known as Umaga who is a former Intercontinental Champion. Fatu wrestled for WWE between 2002 to 2003 and 2005 to 2009. On September 29th, 2011, Johnathan Fatu was arrested and charged with DUI in Tampa, Florida, after driving the wrong way on a one-way street and failing a breathalyzer test,[37] and his court case was postponed to January 2012.[38]

In wrestling[edit]

Jey Uso performing a diving headbutt.
  • Entrance themes
    • "Get Up" by Extreme Music (2010–2011)
    • "Alga" by Jim Johnston (June 24, 2011–present; played while the Usos are performing the Siva Tau)
    • "Never Make It Without You (Instrumental)" by Fifth Floor (June 24, 2011-October 19, 2011; played after the Usos performed the Siva Tau)
    • "So Close Now" by David Dallas (October 26, 2011–present; played after the Usos performed the Siva Tau)[59]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

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