WWE US Champion : 5 Reasons why Samoa Joe became the new Champion
We've followed him for years on the independent circuit and of course, in TNA. He was a monstrous presence when he was in NXT too. And then he arrived in the main roster to much fanfare. Over the years, all the hoopla around Samoa Joe somehow seemed to fizzle out.
And yet, on this week's episode of SmackDown Live, Samoa Joe stood tall and proud with the US Championship. This came as a relief to many fans who thought that this was long overdue for the Superstar. But why was he made the United States Champion?
This is a question that I shall attempt to answer in this article. Let me know your thoughts in the comments section.
Also, do you think he's a worthy US Champion?
#5 To bring back prestige to the US Championship
This is not a knock on any of the champions that have preceded Samoa Joe. Having been on ground at WWE's rigorous training process in India over the past few days, I know that you have to be the cream of the crop to make it to the highest level in WWE, like any of those gifted men have. To be a Champion in WWE means that you're a world-class talent.
Unfortunately, the writing does not sometimes live up to the quality of the superstars concerned. Even though Rusev and Nakamura tried their best to be worthy US Champions, their reigns were not memorable to be quite honest.
And then you add the fact that the US Championship did not even feature on the show on most weeks, and you know why the big title change was made. Even when the title was featured on the show, it was usually on the Kickoff only. Samoa Joe could bring back prestige to the title.