58-year-old legend hints at WWE return to replace Paul Heyman as The Wiseman; plans on making a change to The Bloodline

Paul Heyman might be in danger.
Paul Heyman might be in danger.

There's a lot of uncertainty brewing in The Bloodline on WWE SmackDown. Paul Heyman and Solo Sikoa don't seem to be on the same page, which could lead to issues down the line. But what if the new Tribal Chief removes The Wiseman from the group?

Solo's father, Rikishi, was recently asked about the possibility of replacing Heyman in The Bloodline. The WWE Hall of Famer claimed he would see the move coming from a mile away and expressed his interest in becoming the new Wiseman.

Speaking on his podcast Rikishi Fatu Off The Top, he admitted it would make sense for him to join The Bloodline. While initially reluctant to the idea, Rikishi revealed how he would change things; by ensuring an even playing field on both sides of the dominant faction:

"Damn it, every time I keep trying to leave [myself] out, you guys keep trying to pull me back in. And of course, I'm not saying 'No, I won't.' What I'm saying is, hey, I'll see it coming a mile away and I'll know when it's time for me to throw my name in the hat," said Rikishi. "At the end of the day, we're gonna make sure that this is gonna be an even playing field for The Bloodline on both sides," he added. [13:34 - 14:04]

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Rikishi went on to praise Jey Uso's run to the King of the Ring semi-final. He will face Gunther this coming week on WWE RAW, with a spot in the tournament final on the line.


Rikishi teased another on-screen role related to The Bloodline

Later in the same episode of his podcast, Rikishi spoke about his nephew, Jacob Fatu. The WWE Hall of Famer essentially claimed that he would be The Samoan Werewolf's manager if he needed one, while rejecting a legendary name's proposal to come out of retirement to manage the real-life Bloodline member.

WWE fans are eagerly waiting for Fatu's debut. However, there reportedly are concerns over The Samoan Werewolf potentially outshining his cousin, Solo Sikoa, who has been placed as The Tribal Chief.

So, if Jacob Fatu does need to debut as an individual, who better to endorse him than Rikishi? That could eventually lead to the Attitude Era legend replacing Paul Heyman as The Bloodline's Wiseman, as teased earlier.


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