WWE Raw Results: Highlights, Analysis, and Grades for June 26

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Brock and Roll

Ladies and gentlemen, I don’t think I have ever looked forward to a match as much as I have this Samoa Joe-Brock Lesnar title match.

There’s still time for it to be ruined (sorry, I’m a pessimist), but as of right now the build has been absolutely perfect. With Brock Lesnar, you know exactly what you’re going to get. Random, sporadic appearances, Paul Heyman yelling and screaming like it was the 1980s, and Brock shadowboxing and smiling creepily.

But Samoa Joe is having none of it. He has shown precisely zero fear since becoming number one contender. And why should he? So far, Joe has Lesnar’s number.

You can make the argument that Joe is an opportunist, attacking from behind. But there’s two reasons why that’s a poor argument. First, Joe’s big money move – the Coquina Clutch – is locked in from behind. Second, and more importantly, the attack only came from behind this week – two weeks ago, the fight started face to face.

Watching tonight’s episode, look at Brock Lesnar’s face and tell me that he’s not terrified of Joe on some level. This is the first time in a long time that Lesnar has been in a position to fear his opponent. Not Goldberg, not the Undertaker – Samoa Joe.

Later in the night, Heyman gets stopped by Charly Caruso and sells a match that shouldn’t need any more selling. He puts over Joe before tearing him down, puts over Lesnar, and references just how stupid the name “Great Balls of Fire” is for a pay per view.

Still, Great Balls of Fire is going to be something special with these guys.