The WWE King of the Ring tournament is set to conclude at Clash of Champions on Sept. 15, and Samoa Joe has to grab the title at least.
Joe needs to get out of the cycle he’s been stuck in for a long time, and he can only do this if he gets the reward.
Joe is good, isn’t he?
But he’s stuck talking the excellent talk, putting over the seriousness of a match and his opponent, putting on a test match and then losing. Joe has only won 32.85 percent of his games in WWE. He’s won the United States Championship twice since joining the main roster, as per the Internet Wrestling Database.
Without doubt, Joe’s Mic work alone should have him working even higher up the card, and the main event scene needs a presence like that. On Raw, Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman have a fun little dynamic going that looks combustible. But that sort of thing can only last for so long before somebody else needs to get in the picture.
Joe is one man who can turn around and, on a full-time basis, use the win to put over the whole event and that next generation. So, WWE should not think of relying on older part-time talent like Goldberg at the expense of the next line of Superstars from getting on programs and leaning into an experienced veteran like Joe.