The Bloodline, the dominant faction led by the Universal Champion Roman Reigns, had been ruling over WWE SmackDown for almost two years.
But their reign was put to the test at Money in the Bank 2023, where they faced a four-way ladder match for the coveted briefcase that guarantees a title opportunity at any time. The match was a thrilling and chaotic affair, with four of the best competitors in WWE vying for the chance to challenge The Head of the Table.
The Bloodline saga took a shocking new turn at the WWE Money in the Bank 2023, where The Usos defeated Roman Reigns and Solo Sikoa, causing a huge upset, and winning the so-called Bloodline Civil War.
The victory not only earned Jimmy and Jey Uso their eighth tag team championship, but also set up the next chapter in the family drama that has captivated WWE fans for almost two years.
1. The Match between Roman Reigns & The Usos
As explained above, the main event was a highly anticipated showdown between the two factions of The Bloodline, the dominant group led by the Universal Champion Roman Reigns.
On one side, there were The Usos, who had been loyal to their cousin Reigns for most of his reign but had recently rebelled against his tyrannical ways and challenged him for his title.
On the other side, there were Reigns and Solo Sikoa, his newest ally and protege, who had joined forces with The Tribal Chief after betraying his former partner, Cesaro.
The match was a back-and-forth affair, with both teams displaying their chemistry and skill. The Usos used their speed and agility to counter the power and aggression of Reigns and Sikoa.
Reigns and Sikoa showed their dominance and resilience, shrugging off the attacks by their opponents and delivering devastating moves. The crowd at The O2 Arena in London was on the edge of their seats, cheering and booing every twist and turn.
The climax came when Reigns hit Jey Uso with a spear, seemingly securing the win for his team. However, Jimmy Uso broke up the pinfall at the last second, saving his brother and the match.
Reigns then tried to finish off Jimmy with another spear, but Jimmy dodged it and rolled up Reigns for a surprise pin. The referee counted to three, and The Usos celebrated their historic win as the new SmackDown Tag Team Champions.
2. The Significance of The Usos’ Victory
The Usos’ win at Money in the Bank 2023 was not only a huge upset, but also a significant moment in the story of The Bloodline. It marked the first time that Reigns had been pinned since December 2019, ending his streak of dominance and exposing his vulnerability.
It also marked the first time that The Usos had defied Reigns and succeeded, proving their worth as competitors and champions. It also marked the first time that Sikoa had failed Reigns, putting his status as his partner and protégé in jeopardy.
The aftermath of Money in the Bank 2023 will surely have major implications for The Bloodline and SmackDown.
3. About WWE
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., doing business as WWE, is an American professional wrestling promotion. A global integrated media and entertainment company, WWE has also branched out into other fields, including film, American football, and various other business ventures.
WWE shows are sports entertainment, featuring story line-driven, scripted, and partially choreographed matches; though including moves that can put performers at risk of injury, even death, if not performed correctly. It was founded in 1953 as the Capitol Wrestling Corporation and is the largest wrestling promotion in the world. It is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.