He is ‘The Samoan Submission Machine’ Samoa Joe
Long-time fan-favorite Samoa Joe is finally living what some people in the business would call the dream. He has quickly risen up the ranks of the WWE and has now secured himself a shot at the WWE Universal Championship.
Ater becoming the NXT Champion about a year into his tenure with the brand, Samoa Joe made his main roster debut on RAW this past January, aligning with Triple H, and attacking Seth Rollins. The next week he made his in-ring debut and beat “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns.
Samoa Joe lined up for dream match vs. Brock Lesnar
Fast forward to June. Joe was involved in a fatal five-way match with former champions Seth Rollins, Finn Balor, Roman Reigns, and Bray Wyatt. In a pretty shocking end, Joe locked in a Coquina Clutch on Finn Balor, putting him to sleep in the process. Thus, winning the match, solidifying himself as #1 contender, and setting up a dream match in the process. The next night on RAW, Joe locked in the Coquina Clutch on Brock Lesnar’s manager Paul Heyman.
The win at Extreme Rules sends Joe to WWE’s newest pay-per-view; WWE Great Balls of Fire on July 9th where he will take on the beast known as Brock Lesnar. It is a massive match that has the potential to be everything the fans’ could have been hoping for, but, due to Lesnar’s recent track-record, there is always the risk of this being another fie minutes (at best) Lesnar squash match.
I think everyone would agree in saying that we all hope that is the not the latter.