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3 opponents for Samoa Joe at WrestleMania 35

Kaushik Das
ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10
4.39K   //    06 Mar 2019, 12:45 IST

Samoan Submission Machine
Samoan Submission Machine

Samoa Joe has been crowned the US Champion on Smackdown Live this week.

This marks the Samoan Submission Machine's first ever championship victory in the WWE. Former Champion R-Truth issued an open challenge for the US Championship which was answered by Joe, Rey Mysterio, and Andrade.

In a fun match involving four very talented wrestlers, Joe pinned Andrade to win the title.

Samoa Joe has been due for a title run for quite some time and WWE finally decided to put the US Title on him.

After the victory, Joe sent out a strong message to any potential challengers. The message can be seen below.


Here are 3 possible opponents for Samoa Joe going into WrestleMania 35:


#1 John Cena


Joe's next challenger?
Joe's next challenger?

As can be seen in Joe's post-match interview, the first name that was mentioned is John Cena.

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Cena who is mostly a part-timer now has been absent from WWE after suffering an ankle injury before the Royal Rumble. The injury led him to miss the multi-man match and he has not made an appearance since.

A feud involving Cena and Joe is going to be very interesting because it would be a clash between Superstars with different ideologies. With no disrespect to other champions, Cena can be said to be the last relevant US Champion.

The promos between the two can be very interesting with Cena being the guy who loves the WWE Universe while Joe doesn't care about them.

Rumors emerged last year that Joe and Cena were going to face each other but nothing came out of that. It remains to be seen whether the match between the two materializes this year.

John Cena was originally going to feud with Lars Sullivan but the latter suffered anxiety attacks and has not been seen since.

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