Report: Jey Uso Not Cleared For WWE Royal Rumble
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Jey Uso wasn’t featured alongside Roman Reigns at the 2021 Royal Rumble because he wasn’t medically cleared to compete.
According to a new report from F4WOnline‘s Dave Meltzer, Jey Uso wasn’t medically cleared for the WWE Royal Rumble on Sunday. The specific reason for Uso’s absence was not given, and his return date is currently unknown. It is worth noting, however, that Uso was not mentioned in this past week’s Royal Rumble promos, but had still been featured in graphics last week, and in the WWE.com preview as late as Sunday afternoon.
Uso’s last on-air appearance was during a loss to Shinsuke Nakamura on the January 15th episode of SmackDown and hasn’t appeared on television since then. Jey’s brother, Jimmy, is also out of action recovering from a knee injury. The initial diagnosis after surgery last year saw Jimmy’s estimated recovery timetable being in the 6-to-9 month range. It’s unclear if that’s still the current timetable, but Jey told Gorilla Position in October that his brother was “coming back in January.”
WWE Raw picked up after Sunday’s Royal Rumble and officially started to the road to WrestleMania. Edge did not declare who he would face after winning the men’s Rumble, but WWE Champion Drew McIntyre had to deal with the challenge of betrayal at the hands of former best friend Sheamus. Bad Bunny, the most popular recording artist on Spotify, helped NXT call-up Damian Priest’s debut against the Miz. Edge reignited his bitter feud with the evil Randy Orton. Get in on the conversation of the post-show with WrestleZone here.