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The Usos are an American professional wrestling tag team consisting of twin brothers Jey and Jimmy Uso (born August 22, 1985). They are assigned to the SmackDown brand, where they are currently the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champions in their record setting third reign.

The Usos
The Usos 2014.jpg
The Usos (Jimmy on left, Jey on right) in September 2014
Birth name Jonathan Solofa Fatu (Jimmy)
Joshua Samuel Fatu (Jey)
Born (1985-08-22) August 22, 1985 (age 32)[1]
Tucson, Arizona,
United States[2][3]
Spouse(s) Takecia Travis (m. 2015) (Jey)
Naomi (m. 2014) (Jimmy)
Family Anoaʻi
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) The Fatu Brothers[1]
The Fatu Twins[1]
The Urban Usos
The Uso Brothers[4]
The Uso Twins
The Usos[5]
Billed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) (Jimmy)
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) (Jey)
Billed weight Combined: 479 lb (217 kg)
251 lb (114 kg) (Jimmy)
228 lb (103 kg) (Jey)
Billed from San Francisco, California[5][6]
Trained by Wild Samoan Training Center[1]
Rikishi[1]
Debut June 8, 2009[2][3]

Trained since childhood by their father Rikishi, the team debuted in WWE's developmental brand Florida Championship Wrestling in 2009, where they became FCW Florida Tag Team Champions. They were moved to the main roster the following year, and have gone on to be five-time tag team champions in WWE, capturing the WWE Tag Team Championship twice in 2014 and winning the Slammy Award for Tag Team of the Year in both 2014 and 2015. In 2017, they became SmackDown Tag Team Champions on three different occasions. They were the first team to win both the Raw Tag Team Championship (formerly WWE Tag Team Championship) and SmackDown Tag Team Championship.

Jey (real name Joshua Samuel Fatu) and Jimmy (real name Jonathan Solofa Fatu) are members of the renowned Anoaʻi family. The pair were previously managed by their cousin Tamina Snuka and Jimmy's real-life wife, Naomi.

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Professional wrestling careerEdit

World Wrestling Entertainment/WWEEdit

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.[7] Jimmy also appeared in a dark match prior to the FCW television tapings on November 19, defeating Titus O'Neil.[8]

The Fatu Brothers began 2010 by defeating The Rotundo Brothers (Duke and Bo) on January 14.[9] 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.[10] 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'Neil and Big E Langston.[11] 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.[12][13][14] They made their first title defense at the March 18 television tapings by defeating The Dudebusters (Trent Baretta and Caylen Croft) to retain.[15] 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.[16][17][18][19] On June 3, The Usos lost the Florida Tag Team Championship to "Los Aviadores" (Hunico and Dos Equis).[12][20]

Feud with The Hart Dynasty (2010–2011)Edit

 
The Usos with Tamina in September 2010

On the May 24, 2010 episode of Raw, The Usos and Tamina made their debut as heels by attacking the Unified WWE Tag Team Champions, The Hart Dynasty (Tyson Kidd, David Hart Smith, and Natalya).[21][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 Goldust 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 Tag Team Championship at Night of Champions in a Tag Team Turmoil match, where they eliminated both The Hart Dynasty and the team of Vladimir Kozlov and Santino Marella before being eliminated by Mark Henry and Evan Bourne. On the December 6 episode 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 upon their winning of the WWE Tag Team Championship; as a result, she turned face and left The Usos.

WWE Tag Team Championship pursuits (2011–2013)Edit

On April 26, 2011, both Usos were drafted to the SmackDown brand as part of the 2011 Supplemental Draft.[31] On the June 2 episode of Superstars, The Usos turned face when they competed against The Corre (Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater) in a losing effort.[32] Throughout June 2011, The Usos continuous to complete victories with Gabriel and Slater in tag team matches, while managing to defeat them in two six-man tag matches while partnering once with Ezekiel Jackson and once with Trent Barreta.[33] The Usos began performing the Siva Tau, a traditional Samoan war dance, as part of their ring entrance, using the dance to display their strength and energize themselves. They performed this entrance until they turned heel in 2016.[34][35] On the July 29 episode of SmackDown, The Usos challenged David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty for the WWE Tag Team Titles, but were defeated.[36]

The Usos then began appearing on the fifth season of NXT in September 2011, by delivering post-match attacks on the team of Darren Young and JTG.[37] The Usos then went on to defeat Young and JTG on the September 27 episode of NXT Redemption. However, just like how The Usos debuted on NXT, they were attacked after their win by another debuting tag team, Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks,[38] and The Usos were defeated by Hawkins and Reks the next week. In the following months and into 2012, The Usos exchanged wins with Hawkins and Reks on NXT, while continually losing to Primo and Epico on SmackDown.[39] They also feuded with JTG, who had become Tamina's boyfriend.[40] In March 2012, The Usos began a feud with Darren Young and Titus O'Neil, after they mocked The Usos' pre-match Siva Tau.[41] Although The Usos beat Young and O'Neil in tag team matches, they were continually defeated in singles matches.[42] On the final episode of the fifth season of NXT on June 13, The Usos defeated Johnny Curtis and Michael McGillicutty.[43]

The Usos then started a feud with The Ascension (Conor O'Brian and Kenneth Cameron) on the August 15 episode of NXT, with a match between the two tag teams ending in the Ascension being disqualified; the Ascension then conducted a post-match attack on The Usos.[44] On the August 29 episode of NXT, The Usos called out the Ascension, but the Ascension ambushed The Usos and again delivered a beatdown.[45] On the September 5 episode of NXT, the Ascension defeated The Usos.[46] The Usos then teamed with Richie Steamboat to lose to The Ascension and Kassius Ohno on the October 17 episode of NXT.[47] The Usos' feud with the Ascension was cut short when Cameron was released from WWE.[48]

 
The Usos at the 2012 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony

At WrestleMania XXVIII, The Usos unsuccessfully challenged for the WWE Tag Team Championship in a triple threat dark match against champions Primo and Epico and Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel when the defending champions retained their titles.[49] At No Way Out, The Usos competed with Primo and Epico, Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd, and The Prime Time Players in a Fatal-4-Way Tag Team match to determine the Number 1 contenders for the WWE Tag Team Champions and were unsuccessful.[50] On the July 16 episode of Raw, The Usos made an appearance dancing with their father, Rikishi, after Rikishi made a "Blast from the Past" return defeating Heath Slater.[49] On the September 7 episode of SmackDown, The Usos were unsuccessful in winning a Triple Threat Tag Team match for No# 1 contendership for the WWE Tag Team titles against The Prime Time Players, and Primo and Epico.

WWE Tag Team Champions (2013–2015)Edit

On the June 3 episode of Raw, The Usos began to use face paint similar to their deceased uncle Eddie Fatu, also known as Umaga, as a means of further highlighting their Samoan culture. That same night, they defeated The Prime Time Players, which began the start of a winning streak.[51] On the June 5 episode of Main Event, they defeated Team Rhodes Scholars to continue their winning streak.[52] On the June 24 episode of Raw, the Usos defeated Tons of Funk and 3MB (Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal) to be number one contenders for WWE Tag Team Championship and would receive their title match at Money in the Bank.[53] They began feuding with former champions, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns of The Shield. That week on SmackDown they teamed with Christian to a victory over The Shield. However, the following week on Raw they lost to them. On the July 12 episode of SmackDown, Seth Rollins beat Jey Uso. The Usos challenged Rollins and Reigns for the WWE Tag Team Championships at Money in the Bank, but were unsuccessful.

On July 19 episode of SmackDown, The Usos was attacked by The Shield but they were saved by Mark Henry. The Usos began an alliance with Henry. The same happened the next week on Raw. The following week they teamed to Henry in a losing effort to The Shield. The next week on Raw they were defeated by Jack Swagger and Antonio Cesaro ('The Real Americans'). That same week on Main Event they teamed with Henry to face The Shield but were again defeated. The next week on Raw they defeated Swagger and Cesaro.

 
The Usos in November 2013

The Usos competed in a Tag Team Turmoil match during the Night Of Champions Kickoff to determine The Shield's opponents in the Tag Team Championship match later that night, but were unsuccessful as they were eliminated by The Real Americans. However, the next night on Raw The Usos were victorious over The Real Americans and Tons Of Funk in a triple-threat tag team elimination match to once again become number one contenders for The Shield's championships. Over the following weeks The Usos helped Daniel Bryan from getting assaulted by The Shield. This resulted in The Usos being put into an 11-on-3 Elimination Gauntlet match in which neither of them were eliminated and the Jey became the first wrestler to pin Roman Reigns in WWE. The Usos participated in a Triple threat tag team match against the team of Goldust & Cody Rhodes and The Shield for WWE Tag Team Championship at the Hell in a Cell pay per view, which they failed to win.[54]

The Usos were involved in the traditional Survivor Series elimination match at Survivor Series, teaming with Rey Mysterio, Cody Rhodes and Goldust in a losing effort against The Real Americans and The Shield. The Usos would then begin a brief feud with The Wyatt Family in early 2014, teaming with Mysterio to defeat Luke Harper, Daniel Bryan and Erick Rowan in a six-man tag match on the January 6 episode of Raw, before defeating Bryan and Bray Wyatt in a steel cage match in the main event the following week. A week later, they defeated Harper and Rowan in a tag team match, with the help of Bryan, who attacked Bray Wyatt at ringside after Bryan left the family. At the beginning of 2014, The Usos would go on a winning streak and began to demand a Tag Team Championship match from The New Age Outlaws.

On the edition of February 14, 2014 of SmackDown, The Usos along with Cody Rhodes and Goldust defeated the Outlaws and Ryback and Curtis Axel when Jimmy Uso pinned Road Dogg. The Usos received a tag title shot at the Elimination Chamber PPV against the Outlaws but were once again unsuccessful. After quickly defeating the Outlaws in a non-title match the previous week, The Usos received another title match on the March 3 episode of Raw against the Outlaws, and The Usos were finally successful, winning the titles, their first ones in WWE. The next night on Main Event, The Usos would successfully defend their titles against Los Matadores. On the WrestleMania XXX pre-show, The Usos successfully defended their titles in a Fatal Four Way Elimination match against Ryback and Curtis Axel, The Real Americans, and Los Matadores. The next night on Raw, The Usos again defended the titles against the team of Batista and Randy Orton. Both teams were counted out and The Usos were assaulted by Orton and Batista outside the ring. The Usos then resumed a rivalry with The Wyatt Family, thus allying with John Cena. At Payback; they went as far as to sacrifice themselves through tables to incapacitate Harper and Rowan, to ensure Cena with a victory against Bray Wyatt in a Last Man Standing Match. The Usos successfully retained the championships against Harper and Rowan at Money in the Bank and Battleground. The Usos defeated RybAxel in a match on the edition of July 25, 2014 of Smackdown. On Raw, The Usos teamed up with Dolph Ziggler in a six-man tag team match against RybAxel and The Miz which they won. The following night, on Main Event, The Usos picked up another win against Rybaxel. On the August 18 Raw, Goldust and Stardust defeated The Usos in a non-title match, which sets up a title match between the two teams a week later. Gold and Stardust would defeat via countout, thus the Usos retaining the championships. Goldust then demanded a rematch before he and Stardust attacked The Usos, thinking Jey, who has hurt his left leg in the match, would intentionally count out to retain. The Usos then dropped the titles to Goldust and Stardust at Night of Champions, ending their reign at 202 days.[55] They failed to regain the title in rematches. On the November 7 edition of SmackDown, The Usos were given a title match against Goldust and Stardust in a steel cage match, but failed to recapture the titles. The Usos won the 2014 Tag Team of the Year Slammy Award.

 
The Usos with Naomi making their entrance to the ring at the WrestleMania 31 pre-show in March 2015.

On the December 29 edition of Raw, The Usos recaptured the titles from The Miz and Damien Mizdow after feuding with them over Naomi's entertainment opportunities. On the January 9 episode of SmackDown, The Authority forced The Usos to defend their WWE Tag Team Championships against The Miz and Damien Mizdow and Gold and Stardust, despite many "close calls", Jimmy and Jey managed to retain their WWE Tag Team Championships. On February 22, at Fastlane, they lost the titles to Tyson Kidd and Cesaro.[56] Despite getting a rematch the next night on Raw, The Usos did not regain the titles due to Natalya interfering for a DQ win. At the March 9 SmackDown tapings, Jey Uso suffered a serious shoulder injury, the extent of which was unknown. On the WrestleMania 31 pre-show, they competed in the fatal-four-way tag team match; however, Jey re-injured his shoulder at the hands of Cesaro. Jimmy then competed in the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, but was eliminated by Big Show.

Alliance with Roman Reigns (2015–2016)Edit

In April, Jey Uso suffered an anterior shoulder dislocation on the left arm and would be out for about six months, putting their team on hiatus. On the April 18 episode of Main Event, Jimmy Uso defeated Xavier Woods. Jimmy performed commentary while Jey was out with the injury. On the May 12 episode of Main Event, Jimmy Uso teamed with Zack Ryder to face Luke Harper and Erick Rowan in a losing effort. Jimmy Uso returned to action on September 10 episode of SmackDown, teaming with Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose in a six-man tag team against The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods). They won via disqualification after Jimmy was attacked by The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Braun Strowman and Luke Harper).

The Usos came back on the November 2 episode of Raw as a surprise return to team up with Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Ryback against Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens and The New Day in a Survivor Series elimination tag team match, The Usos along with Reigns, Ambrose and Ryback were victorious in the match. On the November 30 episode of Raw, The Usos competed in a tag team #1 contenders match against The Lucha Dragons, which ended in a double disqualification when The New Day attacked both teams. Later that night, Stephanie McMahon gave The Lucha Dragons their match for the WWE Tag Team Championship at TLC and The Usos would get their match if Roman Reigns defeated Sheamus for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in 5 minutes and 15 seconds, which he won by disqualification. At TLC, The Usos competed in a losing effort. The Usos won a Slammy Award on the December 21 episode of Raw for "Tag Team of the year".

At 2016 Royal Rumble, The Usos unsuccessfully challenged The New Day for the WWE Tag Team Championship. In February, The Usos entered a feud with The Dudley Boyz after The Dudley Boyz put The Usos through tables after defeating The New Day and Mark Henry in an 8-man Tag team Tables match. On the WrestleMania 32 kickoff show, The Usos defeated The Dudley Boyz, but the next night on Raw, they were defeated by the Dudleys in tables match. On the April 11 episode of Raw, The Usos defeated The Social Outcasts in the first round of a tag team tournament. Following the match, they were attacked by Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson. The following week on Raw, The Usos lost to The Vaudevillains in the semi-final round.[57] On the May 2 episode of Raw, The Usos and Roman Reigns were defeated by AJ Styles, Gallows and Anderson in a six-man tag team match when Styles pinned Jey Uso. At Extreme Rules, The Usos were defeated by Gallows and Anderson in a Texas Tornado match, but they were still able to assist Roman Reigns retain his title in the main event.

SmackDown Tag Team Champions (2016–present)Edit

 
The Usos as the SmackDown Tag Team Champions

On July 19, at the 2016 WWE draft, The Usos were drafted to SmackDown. On the Battleground pre-show, The Usos lost to Breezango (Tyler Breeze and Fandango). On August 21 at the SummerSlam pre-show, The Usos teamed with American Alpha (Jason Jordan and Chad Gable) and The Hype Bros (Zack Ryder and Mojo Rawley) to face Breezango, The Vaudevillains (Aiden English and Simon Gotch) and The Ascension (Konnor and Viktor) in a 12-man tag team match, where The Usos' team was victorious after Jey pinned Gotch. The Usos then entered an 8 tag team tournament to determine the inaugural holders of the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship, defeating The Ascension in the first round to advance to the semi-finals.

On the September 6 episode of SmackDown, The Usos viciously assaulted American Alpha after losing to them in 28 seconds in the semi-finals, turning both men heel in the process for the first time since 2011. Afterwards in a backstage segment, The Usos justified their heel turn, saying that the fans had turned on them by cheering for American Alpha instead of them, and were done trying to earn the fans' respect. The Usos' assault on American Alpha caused American Alpha to be unable to participate in the finals, and it was later announced that at the Backlash pay-per-view, The Usos would face The Hype Bros, where the winner would face Heath Slater and Rhyno in the same night in the tournament finals. At Backlash, The Usos defeated The Hype Bros but they lost to Heath Slater and Rhyno in the final. On the September 20 episode of SmackDown, The Usos defeated the returning American Alpha to face Slater and Rhyno for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship at No Mercy, where they were defeated.

On the November 1 episode of SmackDown, The Usos defeated The Headbangers to qualify for Team SmackDown for the 5–on–5 Survivor Series Tag Team Elimination match at Survivor Series. At the event, The Usos eliminated The New Day and Enzo and Cass, making it to the final 2 teams before losing to Cesaro and Sheamus of Team Raw. The following Smackdown the pair were the final pair to enter a tag team turmoil match to establish the number one contenders to the tag team titles where they were defeated by American Alpha. On the December 27th episode of Smackdown the pair entered a fatal four-way elimination match for the SmackDown Tag Team Championships against Heath Slater & Rhyno, American Alpha and defending champions The Wyatt Family, being represented by Luke Harper and Randy Orton. The duo eliminated Slater and Rhyno before being eliminated by American Alpha of whom they attacked afterwards although the pair were still able to win the match and the titles. They have since began a street-like, thuggish gimmick. On the January 31st episode of SmackDown, then-SmackDown Tag Team Champions American Alpha would offer an open challenge of which the Usos answered only to be interrupted by the rest of the tag team division which resulted in a brawl. The Usos would reignite their feud with American Alpha following the Elimination Chamber after they attacked American Alpha who eliminated them from the tag team turmoil match. The pair had originally entered fourth and eliminated former and inaugural champions Heath Slater and Rhyno before suffering their elimination.

After weeks of tormenting American Alpha the teams faced off in a non-title match on March 14 which the Usos won and subsequently earning them a title match on the March 21st, 2017 episode of SmackDown where The Usos defeated American Alpha to win the SmackDown Tag Team Championship, becoming the first team to have won both the Raw Tag Team Championship (formerly WWE Tag Team Championship) and SmackDown Tag Team Championship.

On April 2, for the sixth consecutive time, The Usos competed on the pre-show of WrestleMania, entering the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, but neither one of them were successful in winning. On the April 12th episode of SmackDown Live, The Usos were successful in their first title defense by defeating American Alpha in a rematch, ending the feud. At Backlash the team defended successful their titles against Breezango (Tyler Breeze and Fandango). After Fandango and Breeze defeated Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso in singles matches on the May 23 episode of SmackDown Live, Breezango challenged The Usos for the titles that same night, but were once again unsuccessful. The Usos defended their titles at Money in the Bank against The New Day, but lost as they intentionally got themselves counted out. As a result, they retained the titles. However at Battleground, they lost the tag titles to New Day, ending their 124-day reign. On August 20 at the SummerSlam pre-show, The Usos defeated The New Day to recapture the titles, making them the first team to win the SmackDown Tag Team Championship twice. They also became the first tag team since The Dudley Boyz in 2001 to become four-time tag team champions. Their reign ended on the September 12 edition of SmackDown Live after they lost to The New Day in a Sin City Street Fight. The Usos would then invoke their rematch at Hell in a Cell for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship. On the September 26th episode of SmackDown, The New Day stated they wanted to defend the titles in a Hell in a Cell match, which The Usos accepted. At Hell in a Cell, The Usos defeated The New Day to win the titles for the third time. On the October 10 episode of SmackDown, The Usos called out The New Day and offered a truce, and explained how the two teams were the top on the show and claimed that they had respect for The New Day, turning into faces, for the first time since September 2016. This resulted in the other teams of Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable, The Hype Bros (Zack Ryder and Mojo Rawley), Breezango (Tyler Breeze and Fandango), and The Ascension (Konnor and Viktor) to interrupt and demand a title shot, where a fatal four-way match was set later on the show, which Benjamin and Gable emerged victorious. The Usos cemented their face turn when they attempted to shake Benjamin and Gable's hand during a backstage segment, whereas Benjamin and Gable refused. The Usos defended the titles against Benjamin and Gable on the November 7 episode of SmackDown, but lost by count-out; however, they kept the titles. At Survivor Series, they defeated Raw Tag Team Champions Cesaro and Sheamus in an interbrand Champion vs Champion match.

Other mediaEdit

The pair starred in the first episode of Outside the Ring, where they cooked a traditional Samoan barbecue.[58]

Together, The Usos made their video game debut in WWE '13 as downloadable content.[59] The Usos returned in WWE 2K15, as they were presented on the official WWE 2K15 trailer, they also appeared in WWE 2K16, WWE 2K17 and WWE 2K18.

Jonathan is regularly featured in the reality television series Total Divas due to his relationship with Total Divas star Naomi. Joshua has also made brief appearances. Jonathan has also appeared in his wife's music video for her song "Dance All Night", which was put on WWE's YouTube channel.

Personal livesEdit

Jonathan Solofa Fatu (Jimmy) and Joshua Samuel Fatu (Jey) were born in San Francisco, California on August 22, 1985 (Jonathan/Jimmy is the older twin)[2][3] and are of Samoan descent. They often performed the Samoan haka or Siva Tau as fan favourites before a match. Their stage name "uso" means "brother" in the Samoan language. They are the sons of Solofa Fatu, better known as Rikishi. They are also of the Anoaʻi family, they are first cousins once-removed from Samula Anoaʻi, better known as Samu, Matt Anoaʻi, better known as Rosey, Joe Anoaʻi, better known as Roman Reigns, and Rodney Anoaʻi, better known as Yokozuna, and the nephews of Sam Fatu, better known as The Tonga Kid and Eddie Fatu, better known as Umaga.[21] The brothers attended Escambia High School in Pensacola, FL. where they played competitive football. They continued their football careers at the University of West Alabama where they both played linebacker. Jonathan played one season (2003) while Joshua played from 2003–2005.[60]

Jimmy was arrested in 2011 for driving under the influence.[61] In 2013, misleading rumours were spread that this happened again,[62] but this was a misunderstanding over his driving under a suspended license while under probation.[63]

Jimmy married fellow wrestler and longtime girlfriend Trinity McCray (Naomi) on January 16, 2014. She is also the stepmother of Jonathan's two children, Jayla and Jaidan.[64]

Jey married his wife Takecia Travis in 2015. They have 2 sons together.

In wrestlingEdit

 
Both Usos signing autographs as the WWE Tag Team Champions, 2014

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

 
The Usos are former two-time WWE Tag Team Champions

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