Wasted Talent #3: Samoa Joe
by, 05-09-2011 at 06:58 PM (7559 Views)
Hey guys, I will be making a series of blogs talking about the numerous WWE/TNA who's talents are being wasted as of now. Lookout for these blogs to feature the likes of Samoa Joe, The Pope aka Elijah Burke, Zack Ryder, Curt Hawkins, Kofi Kingston and many more...Stay Tuned
Samoa Joe, he's actually a big guy that can wrestle. As far as big and/or tall guys, I would say he's currently the best seeing as Undertaker is retired. I would say Joe is better than Abyss, The Big Show, Mason Ryan, Rob Terry, The Great Khali, Ezekiel Jackson, Kane and Brodus Clay. I actually think the only other big guy on Joe's level would be Kozlov.
Samoa Joe came on strong. I mean when I first saw him I was skeptical. I thought he was going to carry the usual Yokozuna, Wild Samoans, Umaga type big guy role but he actually didn't. I credit TNA on giving him a great character. They actually let him speak english and gave him a well deserved shot.
Why the hell did they stop pushing him?
The dude was an animal in the ring but actually can wrestle and has a classic olympic style moveset unlike Batista. He put on priceless and classic matches with Kurt Angle which was a huge plus. If you look back, TNA's ratings were pretty high on a consistent basis when Angle debuted and when he was involved with Samoa Joe. Their ratings dropped because they dug too far in the past to look for success. The reason ROH is doing well is because they stick with homegrown talent.
His feud with Eligah "The Pope" Burke?
This feud is awesome. I love this feud and I feel they are working with something good but creative made a huge mistake with this feud. They let these two have toooo many one-on-one matches on Impact. You can't have these two build a feud if they wrestle each other every week. Their matches should only occur at PPV's and the only time they should battle eachother on Impact is if its a tag-team match. Other than that, I prefer their feud over this little Kurt Angle & Jeff Jarrett thing.
Nation of Violence
Hands down one of the best gimmicks in wrestling history. Samoa Joe was badass with the facepaint and the shaved head. I guess it got old but they should bring this back and use this to get him back in the mainevent scene because this guys needs to be champ again.
What seperates Joe from the rest?
His ability to play the face & heel perfectly. Not too many wrestlers can perfect that. As a face, Joe reminds me of Randy Orton except Joe's matches aren't piss-boring. Joe plays that vicious character that is soo badass that the crowds loves him. He has the character of a heel but portrays the perfect rule breaking, ass kicking, face role.
Thanks guys for reading my blog and I hope you enjoyed. Stayed tuned, I have a good one for John Morrison and Michael Tarver coming up as well as the IWC Champ Zack Ryder lol. I will also touch on the talented divas who are being wasted like Alicia Fox, Rosa Mendes, Naomi, AJ and Beth.
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