Joshua Samuel Fatu is a 36-year-old professional wrestler from San Francisco, California. Currently signed with the WWE, Fatu performs on the company’s SmackDown brand under the ring name, Jey Uso. Joshua is one half of a tag team formed with his twin brother Jonathan (ring name Jimmy Uso) called, The Usos. The word “uso” means brother in the Samoan language.
Jonathan and Joshua come from the renowned Anoaʻi family of Samoan wrestlers. Trained since childhood by their father, WWE Hall of Famer Rikishi, both Jonathan and Joshua began their professional wrestler careers in 2009 when they debuted as a team for WWE’s developmental brand, Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW).
Jimmy and Jonathan, known as the Fatu Brothers, debuted on Florida Championship Wrestling television defeating the The Rotundo Brothers. Two months later in March, the Fatu brothers defeated the Fortunate Sons to become the FCW Florida Team Tag Champions. The Usos lost their FCW titles in June to Los Aviadores.
The Uso’s Main Roster Debut
Jonathan and Joshua Fatu debuted on WWE’s RAW brand in May 2010 as Jimmy (Jonathan) Uso and Jey (Joshua) or The Usos. In The Uso’s first few appearances on RAW, they feuded with the Hart Dynasty but their first in-ring match was in June defeating Goldust and Mark Henry. Three days later, The Usos made their pay-per-view debut in a losing match to the Hart Dynasty at Fatal 4-Way.
From 2011 to 2013, The Usos feuded with various teams but were unsuccessful during this time despite numerous matches for the tag team titles. In May 2013, The Usos defeated The New Age Outlaws on an episode of RAW to win the WWE Tag Team Championships. They successfully defended their titles against the Wyatt Family, The Real Americans, Ryback and Curtis Axel and Los Matadores. At Night of Champions, The Usos lost the titles to Goldust and Stardust ending their reign at 202 days.
The Usos Drafted To SmackDown in 2016
Since then, Jimmy and Jey Uso have gone on to be six-time tag team champions in the WWE. In 2014, Jimmy and Jey won the WWE (now RAW) Tag Team championships twice. In 2016, as part of the WWE 2016 Draft, The Usos were assigned to SmackDown and they entered an 8 tag team tournament to determine the inaugural holders of the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship. The Usos did not win the tournament and turned heel taking on a street-like, thug gimmick.
The Usos & Tag Team Championships
In March 2017, the Usos defeated American Alpha to win the SmackDown Tag Team Championship, becoming the first team to have won both the RAW and SmackDown Tag Team Championships. The team’s reign lasted 124 days. For the rest of 2017, the Usos won the SmackDown Tag Team Championship two more times and then in 2019, they won it a fourth time. In January 2020, The Usos returned with a new short hair look and once again as part of the SmackDown roster, aiding Roman Reigns in his feud with King Corbin.
In May 2020, Jimmy suffered a knee injury in the triple threat ladder match for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship at WrestleMania 36 putting him out for six to nine months with Jey appearing only sporadically.
Jey Uso Returns to In-Ring Action
On the September 4 episode of SmackDown, Jey Uso returned and replaced Big E in a fatal-four way match against King Corbin, Matt Riddle, and Sheamus and won to earn a Universal Championship match at Clash of Champions against his cousin, Roman Reigns. Jey won by pinning Riddle to earn the first singles championship opportunity of his career. At Clash of Champions, Jey lost to Reigns by technical knockout when his brother, Jimmy, came down and threw a white towel for him.
At Hell in a Cell, Jey was given another title shot against Reigns in a “I Quit” match. The match had an added stipulation that if Jey lost, he would have to follow Roman Reigns’ orders or be kicked out of their family. Jey lost again after Reigns attacked the injured Jimmy and made Jey say “I quit.” On the October 30th episode of Friday Night Smackdown, Jey defeated Daniel Bryan to qualify for Team SmackDown at Survivor Series. After the match, Jey attacked Daniel Bryan at Roman Reigns’ request thus turning heel once again and aligning with Reigns in the process.
At the 2021 Elimination Chamber pay-per-view event, Jey competed in an elimination chamber match where the winner would receive a Universal Championship with Roman Reigns that same night. He was the last person eliminated by the winner Daniel Bryan.
Jey Uso Wins Big
On the April 9, 2021 special WrestleMania edition of SmackDown, Jey won the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal by last eliminating Shinsuke Nakamura. This marked Jey’s first major singles win in World Wrestling Entertainment.
Jey’s brother Jimmy returned from injury on May 7 and proclaimed Jey was Roman “Reigns’ bitch.” A few weeks later though both Jey and Jimmy Uso showed their alliance with Reigns the following week confirming their face turn to heel. At Money in the Bank, The Usos were successful in capturing their fifth SmackDown Tag Team Championships from the Mysterios.
Birth name: Joshua Samuel Fatu
Born: August 22 1985, San Francisco, California, USA
Height: 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight: 228 lb (103 kg)
Spouse: Takecia Travis
Ring Name(s): The Fatu Brothers, The Fatu Twins, The Uso Brothers, The Usos
Current Roster: WWE SmackDown
Finishing Move(s): Diving Splash
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Career Championships and Accomplishments
- Florida Championship Wrestling
- FCW Florida Tag Team Championship (1 time)
- World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
- WWE Tag Team Championship (2 times)
- WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship (5 times, current)