Solo Sikoa is one of the biggest up-and-coming talents in the WWE. As the younger brother of The Usos, he has the lineage to become a huge star in the WWE.
He has already been entrusted to wrestle in huge matches against Drew McIntyre, Sami Zayn and Cody Rhodes in the WWE.
He wrestles in a style similar to his uncle, the late, great, Umaga, although his gimmick is not as limiting. He could be a future WWE Champion, if he continues to develop well in the WWE.
With him likely to appear at WrestleMania 39, alongside Roman Reigns, let’s look at the debut of Solo Sikoa, and his first match in the WWE.
Solo Sikoa Debut
Solo Sikoa made his WWE debut at the Clash at the Castle event, on September 3rd, 2022.
He appeared during the main event in Cardiff, Wales, during the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship match between Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre.
The main event of the show had been built up for months, ever since the event was announced. It was the first stadium show in the UK for 30 years, and Drew McIntyre was looking to win the WWE title in front of crowds for the first time.
In his way stood Roman Reigns. He had held the titles for months, and with the help of his Bloodline looked thoroughly unstoppable.
However, for whatever reason, none of them had travelled to Britain for the big match. In front of a hot crowd, Drew tried and tried, but could not put the champion down.
After run ins from Austin Theory and Tyson Fury, it look certain that the Scot would pick up the win. However, he was attacked by a hooded figure, who helped Roman Reigns win the match and retain his titles.
This hooded figure was Solo Sikoa, marking his debut in the WWE. The brother of The Usos, he had wrestled in NXT for a number of months, but was brought up to the main roster to be a key player in the Bloodline storyline.
Solo Sikoa’s First Match In WWE
Solo Sikoa’s first match in the WWE was against Drew McIntyre, on an episode of Friday Night Smackdown. It came a week after he cost McIntyre the WWE Championship at Clash at the Castle, with the Scot looking to enact revenge of the Samoan.
The match was fraught with interference from The Usos and Sami Zayn. Solo Sikoa evoked his uncle, Umaga, in his attire and wrestling style, paying tribute to the late wrestler.
Sikoa looked good on his debut, having previously been a North American Champion in NXT. He gave McIntyre a good fight, but the former WWE Champion seemed to have the upper hand.
Sadly, the match ended in a no-contest. The Street Profits came out to help fight off the Bloodline, which led to a huge brawl at ringside.
In the confusion, Karrion Kross ran into the ring, choking out Drew McIntyre. This left the referee with no choice but to throw the match out, ending Solo Sikoa’s debut in a no-contest.
Hamish is a writer and podcaster and wrestling fan who is a key part of the Atletifo team.
After playing countless hours of WrestleMania X8 on the Gamecube, he discovered Rey Mysterio getting his head crushed by The Great Khali, and thus a love for professional wrestling was born.
He is also a Media Graduate, as well as writing for multiple sites about Premier League football and the culture of Wales – his home country.