Jonathan Solofa 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, Jimmy Uso. He is one half of a tag team formed with his twin brother, Joshua (ring name Jey 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.
The Usos’ FCW Debut
On January 14 2009, 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.
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.
The Usos’ Feuds
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.
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 Win WWE SmackDown Championship
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 Championship. 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. 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.
Jimmy Uso Returns from Injury
Jimmy Uso returned from injury on the May 7 episode of SmackDown. He did not approve of the alliance between Jey and Reigns, as he called Jey “Reigns’ bitch” and he even wore a t-shirt that said “Nobody’s Bitch”. The ensuing feud between the two brothers over Jey’s allegiance eventually caused Jey to temporarily walk out on the June 11th episode of SmackDown.
On the following week’s episode of SmackDown, Jimmy offered his help to Reigns during his Hell in a Cell match with Rey Mysterio, and he raised Reigns’ hand after the match. The following week on SmackDown, Jimmy attempted to assist Reigns when Edge attacked him and speared him through the barricade. 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: Jonathan Solofa Fatu
Born: August 22, 1985, San Francisco, California, USA
Height: 6 ft 3 in (185 cm)
Weight: 251 lb (114 kg)
Spouse: Trinity McCray Fatu (Naomi)
Ring Name(s): The Fatu Brothers, The Fatu Twins, The Uso Brothers, The Usos
Current Roster: WWE SmackDown
Finishing Move(s): Double Uce (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)