Update on Solo Sikoa’s main roster call up

Sep 1, 2022 - by Marc Middleton

WWE NXT Superstar Solo Sikoa is reportedly set to become a SmackDown Superstar.

As we’ve noted, Sikoa has been scheduled for a call-up to the main roster, possibly as soon as some time this month. In an update, a new report from PWInsider notes that Sikoa’s call-up to the main roster will be happening “ASAP,” according to a source. It was also noted that he is set to join the SmackDown brand.

WWE has had talks about bringing Sikoa to the main roster for a while now, but those talks picked up in the last few weeks. There were actually talks in the past about possibly bringing Sikoa straight to the main roster, bypassing NXT altogether, but that didn’t happen.

Sikoa has not wrestled since defeating Von Wagner on the August 2 NXT episode. It was reported on August 9 that Sikoa was out of action with an injury. The NXT show that week featured a backstage segment where Sikoa was being tended to in the trainer’s room, and was informed that he suffered a sprained PCL during the win over Wagner. Solo asked what the injury means, and he was told that the knee is not torn or broken, but it is sprained. The trainer then told Sikoa that he will be on the shelf for 4-6 weeks.

Sikoa was signed as a part of the August 2021 WWE Performance Center Class, which also included Damon Kemp, Tiffany Stratton, Bodhi Hayward, Malik Blade, and NXT UK Tag Team Champion Brooks Jensen. He debuted with NXT in November 2021. Sikoa briefly worked the indies after making his pro wrestling debut in 2018, and also played college football.

Sikoa is the youngest son of WWE Hall of Famer Rikishi, and brother to Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos. There’s no word yet on if he will be aligned with The Bloodline on the main roster, but now that he’s planned for the blue brand, it seems like an obvious move.

4 Responses

  1. Mackdeezy says:

    Am i the only one who would prefer NOT for him to be in the Bloodline?

  2. James says:

    Could go one of 3 ways with it.

    1. align him with the bloodline allowing them to hold every title on the blue brand

    2. have him go against the bloodline and fight against his heritage

    3. don’t even acknowledge the connection on TV

    I think I’d personally prefer option 3

  3. What? says:

    Option 3 would be preferable, but impossible. He got “Us-o” chants every time he appeared on NXT, so imagine how much more it would happen on Smackdown if they tried to pretend there was no connection. Given that, I would lean toward option 2 as the best viable alternative, which of course means they’re going to go with option 1, fast-track him to the IC title and then unify it with the US title so no one outside the Bloodline can hold a belt except in the women’s division…do they have any sisters?

  4. Mackdeezy says:

    Sisters? Unsure… but there IS the whole “Naomi would’ve been perfect if they didn’t do her dirty” argument still floating around. God forbid they bring Nia back for that.

    I just think this kid has potential, and to just effectively have it be an extension of Roman is just dumb. We’ve seen it. I’d rather he not have anything to do with them so he can make a name for himself… but i guess thats just too much to ask for.

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