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WWE News: Samoa Joe reacts to Triple H being added to Raw's Survivor Series team

The former NXT Champion also seems to be impressed with Finn Balor's performances.


Triple H made his return to WWE TV for the first time since April of 2017
Triple H made his return to WWE TV for the first time since April of 2017

What’s the story?

Following this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw; Samoa Joe was interviewed in the backstage area by Mike Rome. During the interview, Joe was asked what his take was on Triple H, the former 14 times World Champion joining Raw’s Survivor Series team.

In case you didn’t know…

On this week’s episode of Raw, former WWE World Champion Triple H made his return to main-roster for the first time since Wrestlemania 33—when he competed against Seth Rollins.

Upon his epic return “The Game” confronted Raw GM Kurt Angle and announced that he will be the fifth member of Team Raw, replacing Jason Jordan in the process. After his major announcement, Triple H was interrupted by Jason Jordan, who suffered the wrath of a Pedigree from “The King of Kings”.

The heart of the matter

On this week’s episode of Raw; Samoa Joe teamed up with his former NXT partner and big-time rival Finn Balor as the duo defeated The Club (Gallows & Anderson).

After the match, Joe was interviewed backstage where he stated that he and Balor may not look at each other eye-to-eye but believes that the former Universal Champion is a strong competitor and is a major part of Joe’s team at Survivor Series.

Joe then commented on Jason Jordan, who he thinks is a young upstart and labelled him as ‘the prodigy’. The former NXT Champion also said that Jordan has a lot of potentials but claimed that he is the WWE to compete with professionals (referring to Triple H) and not compete with potential.

The 38-year-old, then added that it is unfortunate for Jordan that he got hurt; however, he thinks that it is not unfortunate for his team at Survivor Series because he believes Jordan was the weak link of the team. Joe ended his interview by saying that “The Game” is now on their side and so is the most dangerous player, meaning Joe himself.

What’s next?

Joe will now team up with Kurt Angle, Triple H, Finn Balor, and Braun Strowman at this year’s Survivor Series as Team Raw sets to collide against Team Smackdown, come November 19th at the Toyota Center in Houston.

Author’s Take

In my opinion, I think this is the most star-studded Survivor Series 5-on-5 traditional tag team match WWE has ever lined up. With the likes of Bobby Roode, Shinsuke Nakamura, John Cena, Finn Balor, Samoa Joe and now with the addition of Triple H, it already seems like this could is going to turn out to be the match of the night.


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