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WWE superstar reveals he 'almost broke ankle' at WrestleMania 40 because of Logan Paul and KSI's Prime

WWE superstar reveals he 'almost broke ankle' at WrestleMania 40 because of Logan Paul and KSI's Prime

WWE star Jey Uso faced off against twin brother Jimmy Uso at WrestleMania 40 at Lincoln Financial Field.

WWE star Jey Uso has revealed he nearly suffered a nasty injury at WrestleMania 40 because of the controversial new Prime logo on the ring mat.

In March, it was confirmed that Logan Paul and KSI's hydration drink brand had agreed an unprecedented sponsorship with WWE.

The deal sees the Prime Logo featured on the ring mat for premium live events - something that had previously never happened in the company's history.

Fan backlash to the change was addressed by both chief content officer Triple H and United States champion Paul and the logo made its debut at the historic WrestleMania 40 event.

It was emblazoned on the mat for both nights at Lincoln Financial Field but it brought difficulty for some of the performers inside the squared circle.

Uso squared off against twin brother Jimmy on night one but the slippiness of the logo caused some chaos.

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Asked about wrestling with the the Prime logo on the mat, he told SPORTbible: “Aw man, no Yeet! I almost broke my ankle on that damn thing uce!”

Uso got through unscathed and was victorious in the third brother versus brother bout on the grandest stage.

And the 38-year-old experienced a career highlight as he was walked out to the ring in front of 70,000 fans by rap legend Lil Wayne, who performed hit track 'A Milli'.

The Usos, sons of Hall of Famer Rikishi, used to come out to that very same song many years ago on the independent scene before signing with WWE.

Asked about the moment, he said: “It was pretty cool because in my indie days me and [twin] Jimmy would walk out to Lil Wayne. It was 'A Milli' or Go DJ'.

"Full circle, WrestleMania, he's literally walking me out against my brother. Big ‘Yeet’. It was perfect, man. Huge fan too.”

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Jey is a huge rap fan and has even showed off some lyrics in a rap battle against the New Day on Raw a few years back.

And he has a few strong selections for which rappers past and present he would like to perform as part of his entrance.

He explained: “Dead or alive? First off it would be Tupac, for sure. I would like J.Cole, I’m a big fan of J.Cole, man.

“Kendrick [Lemar] or Nipsey Hussle if he was still here. Right, those are some good picks."

Uso is being put on to a few UK artists by fellow wrestler Finn Balor but is coming up against his Judgement Day stablemate and new WWE world heavyweight champion Damian Priest at Backlash with the the title on the line next month.

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With the 'Yeet' movement' a true phenomenon, the 10-time tag team champion is on a sensational singles run as he lives up to the 'Main Event' moniker.

He added: “The nickname was kind of with me during the pandemic era but I feel like Main Event Jey Uso was really Main event Jey Uso the first night on Monday Night Raw when Cody [Rhodes] brought me back in.

“When I went there, they were pretty hot for it. Main Event Jey Uso today, uce.”

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Topics: WWE, Logan Paul, KSI