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Thursday, May 21, 2015

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The (Real) Samoa Joe Debut

By Speed on the Beat (@SpeedontheBeat)

Well, at least we know they won't call him "Joey Samoey" or some other sort of played-out joke.

OK, it's not that tired. But still!

Last night, after Kevin Owens decided to all but kill Sami Zayn at TakeOver Unstoppable, we heard some guitar riffs. We heard some heavy drums. We heard fans screaming. And then?


Yeah. I definitely marked out like a five-year-old when John Cena tosses his hat in my general area. And I'm not ashamed by it. But, marking out aside, now that Joe's here, what happens next? We know that Owens is challenging for the US Title against John Cena at Elimination Chamber. So, let's play Devil's Advocate. Let's say Owens wins the US Title. He then gets into a match at the next NXT event to determine whether or not he'll be the first NXT and WWE champion. The participants of this match?

Owens, Finn Balor, and Samoa Joe (notice I left Zayn off, as, for now, his feud with Owens is over and done with). Balor is amazing, but I don't see him winning the title off of Owens. I do, however, especially based off the interaction last night, see Samoa Joe winning in similar fashion to Owens. You build Joe up as this guy who's big, he's brolic, he's a brawler. But, he hates bullies and people who take it too far. Yes, the same guy who people chant "Joey's Gonna Kill You" about has morals. Why? Because he may kill you, but he's not going to eviscerate you. Add that element in, and you've got the makings of a classic match.

But, what if Owens loses at Elimination Chamber? Well, it'd be a similar situation. Either way, we all should truthfully shut up and enjoy the ride. But, it's fun to speculate.

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