In the world of professional wrestling your family’s legacy can take you a long way depending on who your family is. Solo Sikoa, real name Joseph Fatu, knows a thing or two about having successful family members as his father is WWE Hall of Famer Rikishi, and his brothers The Usos are the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions.
Solo Sikoa has been trying to make a name for himself in NXT, but he recently explained to BT Sport that initially WWE wanted to put him with The Usos.
“At the end of the day, it’s so easy to go back and say I’m [The Uso] brother, I’m their family. At the end of the day it’s like, I don’t want to be referred to as “their brother”, “their cousin”. I want people to recognize me for me. I think before I started, before I debuted on TV- The creative were like ‘we’ll just put you with your brothers’ and then the next meeting was like ‘Let’s see what you can do on your own’ and I felt like that was a fire day.”
Together The Usos and Roman Reigns have been very successful as The Bloodline. There’s been a lot of talk among fans about who could potentially be added to the group if WWE decided to go that route, but it doesn’t sound like that’s the direction Solo Sikoa is looking to go.
"I don't want to be referred to as their brother, their cousin, I want people to recognise me for me."
— WWE on BT Sport (@btsportwwe) June 22, 2022