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

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Source: WWE.com

1. Time to Strike While the Iron’s Hot

When Joe nearly choked out Lesnar on the June 26th RAW, it wasn’t just a sign that the WWE is taking Joe seriously, but also that his talents are currently impossible to ignore.  Quite frankly, this is the best Samoa Joe the world has seen since his first three years in TNA from 2005-2008.

Functioning mostly as a heel at the time, the TNA fans were enthralled by the young Samoan, as he savagely tore through some of the best to ever grace the ring for that company.  The chants of “Joe is gonna kill you” echoed through almost every arena he competed in and it was clear that a star was being born.

But then something happened to Joe.  Throughout the next 5 years, it just seemed that his character had run stale.  Between building stables like The Main Event Mafia, The Nation of Violence and then The New Main Event Mafia, it just seemed like he couldn’t find his footing and his results proved that.

Gone were the days of 5-star matches with AJ Styles and Christopher Daniels and in were the days of losing to the likes of Krimson, Tomko, and Devon Dudley.  But in 2015 when he was signed to NXT, it seemed like all the passion returned to Joe as he showed up at Full Sail University with seemingly one thing on his mind: destruction.  He used his new found fervor to eventually carry him to an NXT Championship and a call-up to the main roster.

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In the 7 months Joe has been on RAW, he’s been as good as ever.  And that fact was evidenced by his appearance on the 6/12 RAW when he confronted Paul Heyman.  This was the best heel work of Joe’s career.  Bordering on sociopathic, he calmly spoke to Heyman about the damage he was about to inflict before choking him unconscious.  At 38 years old, Joe is in the midst of a career resurgence unlike many have ever seen.  It would be very smart of the WWE to get on board and put the strap on him.  With the current momentum he has, he could carry that belt all the way to Wrestlemania.