The once Samoan heritage-esk characters of The Usos have been long gone on WWE TV, as the current SmackDown Live Tag Team Champs currently portray their 'Day One Ish' characters that more closely resemble who they are in real life.
The twin sons of WWE Hall Of Famer Rakishi signed with WWE in 2009 when they began working the promotion's developmental territory of Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW). They finally made their main roster debut alongside Tamina Snuka on an episode of Monday Night RAW in 2010 when they attacked The Hart Dynsasty. In 2011 the tag team was drafted to SmackDown where they turned face and began pursuing their first WWE Tag Team Titles. They kicked off their Samoan gimmick which included a ceremonial dance in their entrance in 2013, as the pair began to paint their faces.
In March of 2014 the brothers finally won their first Tag Team Championships on an episode of Monday Night RAW. They have since been drafted back to SmackDown Live and are in the midst of a feud with The New Day, who they defend their SmackDown Live Tag Team Titles against.
The pair recently joined former WWE Tag Team Champions Edge and Christian's podcast, E&C's Pod Of Awesomeness, to talk about their career in the WWE. When asked about how they felt when they found out they would be turning heel, here's what the brothers had to say:
"We couldn't wait to turn heel. We noticed when we were doing the babyface run, it was coo, it was a whole other side of us, being the good guy and running with that. And then, if you don't adapt and evolve in this business, you'll get left behind, and we felt that.
"We started to feel it, something has to be done, we gotta change something. And then, [we were told], 'tonight we're gonna turn them heel.' We finally got to do that and when we did, we knew that this was gonna be the time, and this was really gonna be our breakout.
"This is really gonna be who we are. The babyface Usos, that was us too, but this is really gonna be who we are. We from the Anoa'i family. Samoan family wrestling. They naturally work like heels. And I feel like we naturally work like heels.
"So it's way easier, more comfortable, [we actually] get to talk crap to somebody, we barely got to talk when we were babyfaces. We're glad we made this move."
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