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WWE News: Huge Update on Samoa Joe's main roster status

Akshay Bapat
27.20K   //    09 Oct 2016, 10:28 IST
Samoa Joe – main roster bound?

Samoa Joe was one of those names who many thought they would never see in the WWE.

However, as the brand of NXT was proliferating, it began attracting some of the names that we thought we might never see in the WWE. Ringside’s latest report indicates that one of those names could be Samoa Joe with Braun Strowman as a possible opponent. 

A little over a year ago, Joe showed up at the end of NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable confronting then NXT Champion Kevin Owens to a rousing ovation. Later on, his impressive merchandise sales forced WWE’s hand and the company signed him to a full-time deal.

So far, he has had an impressive run in NXT performing initially as a face and then as a heel. He won the NXT Championship defeating his former tag team partner Finn Balor in a live event in Lowell, Massachusetts.

The Samoan submission Machine lost his NXT Championship to Shinsuke Nakamura at NXT TakeOver: Back to Brooklyn.

Samoa Joe is still dominating the scene on the WWE’s developmental show and is expected to get the return match vs The King of Strong Style when they northwards at NXT’s next special event – NXT Takeover: Toronto.

It is more than likely that he won’t be going over in the match and reclaim his title as he is waiting in the wings to be the next NXT member to be called up to the main roster. Right now, WWE could benefit immensely from having Joe show up on either brand.

On RAW, there’s a lack of top babyface singles star apart from Reigns and Rollins. It is rumoured that both Ambrose and Cena may take time off after No Mercy so the main event scene on the Blue Brand will be incredibly vulnerable. Joe can be effectively utilised in any of those situations and his presence would definitely benefit either brand

Joe as the NXT Champion, Would he capture the top gold on the main roster?

It has been rumoured for a while now that Joe was going to get called up to the main roster in the fall of 2016. In an interesting development to this story, Ringside News is reporting that the latest storyline of Braun Strowman demanding more competition will lead to the much anticipated main roster debut of Samoa Joe.

The former Wyatt Family member has been squashing jobbers left and right over the past 3 months as a member of RAW roster. This could be an intriguing feud if booked right and the opportunity to work with a guy with the experience,skill and talent of Samoa Joe will definitely help Braun.

It was also rumoured that fellow Wyatt Family member Luke Harper could be the one to confront Strowman. However, if this story is to be believed he may very well end up being one of the many that he has vanquished.

Strowman has only squashed jobbers and Sin Cara, making Joe the first credible opponent he would face

This could be a nice way to setup a Samoa Joe debut challenging Strowman and providing him with the competition that he so vehemently demanded to General Manager Mick Foley on this past week’s Monday Night RAW

Which brand do you think Samoa Joe will be a part of once he is called up to the main roster?

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