PWP Nation’s CJ Moran returns to give his opinion on The Usos and how they have become the best and most entertaining tag team in all of WWE
You read that correctly. The Usos are, without a doubt, the best tag team WWE has to offer today.
A few months ago, I wrote a piece on The Usos detailing how their heel turn back in 2016 made them great again (read it HERE) after spending too much time as the stereotypical face painted Samoan babyfaces.
Now, in August of 2017, The Usos are currently in their second reign as WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions, their fourth Tag Team title reign overall, and they are doing it in the best way imaginable. Jimmy and Jey’s transformation from the face painted and boring babyfaces to the aggressive and edgy heels has been one of the best in recent memory.
There are many great tag teams in the WWE today. The Bar (Sheamus & Cesaro), Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose, The New Day, The Hardy Boys, and many others.
The Usos stand out from the rest due to their phenomenal performances in recent months, their amazing promo work and it just feels right. It’s as if The Usos we are seeing now was in the works a very long time ago.
The Usos have, without a doubt, turned up the heat and the pressure for all the other tag teams in the WWE.
For years, Jimmy and Jey seemed forced to play the role of the typical Samoan babyfaces.
It did work for a while, but, much like Bray Wyatt, a change was needed. Once The Usos finally made the villainous turn in the summer of 2016, it was not only refreshing for The Usos themselves, but for the WWE Universe as well. With the mix of the new attitude, new look, new music and new moves to their skill set, The Usos took full advantage of their new opportunity and turned it into gold.
Never in a million years would I ever think The Usos would have the best match of the night during one of the “big four” WWE events. However, Summerslam of 2017 proved me, and all of non-believers, completely wrong. When The Usos challenged the then WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions, The New Day, at Summerslam, it was a pure professional wrestling classic. From the high paced action to the building of suspense and tension from the audience, it is, in my personal opinion, the best tag team match of the year for the WWE.
If that wasn’t good enough, both teams stole the show, on the pre-show!
The Usos proved something during their Tag Team Championship victory at Summerslam. The twin sons of WWE Hall of Famer, Rikishi, proved that they are not to be slept on. Not then. Not now. Not ever. The Usos proved in their match with The New Day that they are the best tag team in all of WWE and there is no denying it.
Regardless of what happens next, The Usos are at the top of their game and they are here to stay.
Now, I keep emphasizing that The Usos are the best tag team in the WWE. Never have I said that The Usos are the best tag team in the world. But, they are very close.
In my opinion, The Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson) are the very best tag team in the world. What The Young Bucks have done, and continue to do, outside of the WWE is unprecedented.
However, as I said before, The Usos are not far behind. In fact, they are quickly catching up to one of the hottest tag teams in professional wrestling history.
After multiple injuries to the supposed “rival” to The Young Bucks, The Revival, The Usos have surpassed the two southern brawlers and are now the next team to try to take down The Young Buck’s and to take their crown as the best tag team in the world.
We’ll never know for sure who is the best team in the world, as it is all opinions, but when it comes to in-ring talent and promo ability, The Usos are miles ahead of Nick & Matt Jackson.
We will more than likely never know for sure who the better tag team truly is. But one can hope, right? Maybe? No? Okay…
Jimmy and Jey Uso have had a remarkable transformation over the past year and something tells me that it is only just beginning. And, always remember…
If you ever feel like someone is watching you and if you ever feel chills going down your spine, don’t worry. It isn’t paranoia.
It’s The Usos.