Samoa Joe is the most destructive superstar on SmackDown today. He has fought several wrestlers across the world and has been a champion in various pro-wrestling promotions. In WWE, he is a former two-time NXT Champion. He has taken down several legends within a short span of time.
Recently, he got drafted to SmackDown. Even though Joe is an outstanding performer, he is yet to face some of the best players in the company. If he competes against them and goes on to defeat them, he can very well be acknowledged as perhaps the best wrestlers in the WWE's PG era.
Here are those five contenders.
5. Samoa Joe vs Big Cass
Big Cass also possesses a highly impressive physique. He received a lot of limelight for his stint with Enzo Amore. Cass even nailed the Big Show. He is 7' tall and is highly athletic. Cass can defeat any superstar on his day. However, he is yet to face Samoa Joe.
Both of them have earlier competed against one another in a tag team match. However, the duo has not faced one another in single's competition. If they collide in the ring, it would be nothing short of an explosion. They both were scheduled to face on SmackDown, however, owing to Cass's injury the match got canceled. We hope to see this competition as soon as possible.
4. Samoa Joe vs Jeff Hardy
Both Hardy and Joe have been in the ring against one another in several pro-wrestling organizations. However, in WWE, these two athletes are yet to square off. While Hardy is known for his extreme combating skills, Joe is all about dominance. Samoa Joe can challenge Hardy for the United States Championship.
If WWE schedules a match between these two individuals, it would be a dream contest for everyone. Joe will not quit until he beats the hell out of Hardy, similarly, Hardy would give more than his cent percent to defeat this giant. The WWE Universe would love to see this epic match at the earliest.
3. Samoa Joe vs Randy Orton
Randy Orton is perhaps the most accomplished superstar in WWE today. He has won several Championships, Royal Rumble and delivered some of the greatest matches in the history of World Wrestling Entertainment. The 'legend killer' is also a grand-slam champion. However, he has not faced Samoa Joe yet.
Similarly, Samoa Joe is also a former World Champion. He has crushed wrestlers of varying sizes and has reputed himself as a larger than life performer. If Joe and Randy Orton compete in a single's match, it would be a vicious encounter. If Randy Orton delivers an RKO or if Joe locks Orton with his Coquina Clutch, it would be game over for either of them.
2. Samoa Joe vs AJ Styles
Both these players have a lot of similarities. Both of them competed formerly in the same pro-wrestling organizations. These two players were the biggest superstars in that organization. Both these players encountered one another previously, but they are yet to wrestle each other in WWE. Currently, both the players are in SmackDown.
Joe versus Styles for the WWE Championship would be a 'phenomenal' contest. Both of these wrestlers know each other inside out and can very well predict the opponent's next move. This contest could put forth new story-lines and fresh feuds in front of the WWE Universe. This match would surely become a dream match. WWE management should book this match in the near future.
1. Samoa Joe vs Daniel Bryan
This dream match is going to become a reality on SmackDown. Bryan defeated Hardy to face Joe in the Money in the Bank qualifying match. Bryan and Joe will face each other on the 29th May episode of SmackDown. WWE fans have been waiting for this match for a long time. Finally, the fans would be able to witness this match.
Both Bryan and Joe are the best performers in WWE today. While Joe has the size advantage over Bryan, Bryan has more speed and agility than Joe. The crowd would be in a fix as whom to support as both of them enjoys a huge fan following. Let us find out who emerges as the winner and qualifies for the Money in the Bank contest.