WWE SmackDown Must Begin Massive Push For Samoa Joe
May 9, 2018 - WWE
Samoa Joe is still on a verge of a outrageous pull on WWE SmackDown.
The former NXT Champion was arguably a blue brand’s many notable merger during final month’s Superstar Shakeup, and yet he’s uninformed off a detriment to Roman Reigns during Backlash, that doesn’t meant WWE is formulation on pulling him down a label on Tuesday nights. According to Sports Illustrated, Joe is now slated to be subsequent in line for a shot during AJ Styles and a WWE Championship, indicating WWE is scheming to tag a self-evident rocket to one of a hottest acts.
After a really good 14-month run on Raw that would have been even improved had he not been bitten twice by a damage bug, Joe has clearly and now determined himself as a must-see heel on SmackDown. He’s not Brock Lesnar or Braun Strowman, though he’s identical in stature, glamour and ability. Perhaps many importantly, Joe, many like Strowman or Seth Rollins on Raw, is attack a prohibited strain in terms of both throng reactions and a tip nick performances that beget those rough responses.
Right now, there isn’t a improved heel on a categorical register than Samoa Joe, and it’s time for WWE to go all in with his push.
When Joe initial seemed for WWE in NXT in 2015, there were fears about how WWE would use him, mostly due to his past in TNA and WWE’s unsure story when it came to utilizing stars from what many deliberate to be pro wrestling’s No. 2 classification during a time. But Joe quicky forced WWE’s hand. Joe has pronounced that he was initially operative on a “non-exclusive” deal in NXT though that he was fast offering a full-time understanding to join WWE when his clever sell sales tender Triple H and other association officials.
Boom. Just like that, Joe became one of a faces of NXT, a unchanging categorical eventer there and someone who fans were vehement about a prospects of saying on a categorical roster. He finally got a call-up to Raw in Feb 2017 and was pushed strongly right out of a gate, aggressive Seth Rollins immediately on his entrance and now settling in as an top midcarder. But it wasn’t many after that Joe harmed his knee and missed a poignant widen final fall. Then, this January, he suffered a right feet injury that put him on harmed haven for all of WrestleMania season.
Despite all a hiccups during Joe’s “rookie” year, there were signs that he was a heel WWE should be building around, either on Raw or SmackDown.
Even with mixed extensive absences from WWE programming, Joe main-evented a whopping 4 pay-per-views final year, and he generated clever TV ratings in a headlining role. His large win during Extreme Rules 2017 catapulted Raw to a massive 15% viewership boost final year while Raw viewership was adult 6% after his categorical eventuality compare opposite Lesnar during a feeble named Great Balls of Fire pay-per-view and a uncover drew a second best viewership of 2017 after he categorical evented SummerSlam.