WWE Great Balls of Fire 2017: 3 Reasons Samoa Joe Should Defeat Brock Lesnar

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2. Oh, the Possibilities

Brock Lesnar is obviously a very special talent.  Since the first day he arrived on the WWE main roster in 2002, it was pretty evident that we were dealing with a very unique superstar.  Heck, it took the guy less than a year to become a world champion by defeating the legendary Rock at SummerSlam 2003.  To this day the guy can still get it done in the ring.  So no matter who Lesnar would potentially face if successful against Joe at GBOF, the matches and story lines will undoubtedly be great.

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But on the flip-side of that, Joe’s character may have the better potential with who ever may challenge him for the title.  Just think about all the history he’s had with the current crop of contenders.  He had a lengthy feud with Seth Rollins to begin 2017 which saw “The Architect” get injured at the hands of Joe.

He battled Finn Balor over the course of about 9 months between 2015 and 2016 over the NXT title.  And he’s even had a handful of matches with Roman Reigns that far exceeded expectations.

If you want to reach even deeper, just look at his days with TNA.  What a major story line it could be if he and RAW GM Kurt Angle rekindle the magic they had in their last company.  Their wars over the TNA World Heavyweight Championship between 2007 and 2008 could easily be a way for Joe to dredge up some hard feelings and make a “Champion vs Authority” angle stick.

Fact is, no matter what Lesnar does with the title, it’ll be compelling, but at the end of the day, Joe’s prospects have the larger upside.  That, combined with his ring activity mentioned in the previous slide, would easily help get the Universal Championship back where it needs to be.