SmackDown Live Tag Team Champion Jey Uso was arrested on Sunday night on a DUI charge. This was following a WWE live event in Hidalgo, Texas.
According to TMZ, he was released later that same day on a $500 bond.
At the time of this writing, neither the WWE nor Jey Uso has released any statements regarding the matter. This could, obviously, change.
Jey Uso, one-half of multi-time WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos, has been with the company since 2009. He is a member of wrestling royalty, as his father is Rikishi and he is a member of the famed Anoaʻi family. That bloodline includes the likes of Roman Reigns, The Rock, Umaga and Yokozuna.
Uso, real name Joshua Samuel Fatu, is currently assigned to the WWE’s SmackDown Live! brand, where he and his brother Jimmy are currently the tag team champions.
The WWE does not tend to have consistent rules for iffy happenings outside of the company’s purview. With the incident happening on a Sunday, prior to SmackDown’s usual Tuesday broadcast, it will be interesting to see if anything is changed as far as the scripted part of the show is concerned.
As more details emerge on this still developing story, we will keep you posted.