In an interview with BTSport.com, Solo Sikoa (real name Joseph Fatu) revealed that WWE had considered pairing him up with The Usos in 2021 prior to his debut on WWE NXT…
“You know, at the end of the day man, it’s so easy to go back to, ‘I’m their brother, I’m their family.’ I don’t want to be referred to as their brother, their cousin, I want people to recognize me for me. Before I debuted on TV, WWE creative was like ‘we’ll put you with your brothers’. Then the next meeting was like ‘let’s see what you can do on your own.’ I felt like ‘this is my time now. This is the time for fans to recognize me as Solo instead of your Jimmy and Jey.’ Before man, I had black hair, we all really did look alike. Again, nine months later, people know oh that’s Solo, that ain’t Jimmy and Jey.”
“I would say, ‘okay that would be cool.’ I think that was when they started saying ‘we’re the ones.’ I was like, ‘I don’t know man.’ I would still feel like I was in their shadows, I need to step out and do me man.” (quotes courtesy of WrestlingNews.co)
"I don't want to be referred to as their brother, their cousin, I want people to recognise me for me."
— WWE on BT Sport (@btsportwwe) June 22, 2022