The Samoan Submission Machine vs. The Beast. WWE has posted a video to its YouTube channel in which they show the full match between Samoa Joe and Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship from Great Balls of Fire 2017.
You can see the match in its entirety below:
As expected, The Samoan Submission Machine came into the match with a flawless game plan: Win by any means necessary. He jumped Lesnar before the bell and put him through one of the commentary tables at ringside with an earthshaking Uranage. He battered Lesnar across the ring. He hit him with a sly low blow and survived not one but two trips to Suplex City. He even locked The Conqueror in a trifecta of Coquina Clutches that brought The Beast to one knee and turned his face a sickening shade of purple that remained long after the final bell.
If there was one thing Joe’s game plan didn’t account for, though, it was the near-inhuman stamina of The Beast Incarnate. Lesnar answered Joe’s strikes with knees of his own, countered one of those Coquina Clutch attempts into a sidewalk slam and, when things seemed most dire for the Universal Champion, hoisted Joe onto his shoulders for a do-or-die F-5 as a counter to the final Coquina Clutch.
The energy in the arena any time that Brock Lesnar is competing is electric. That is why he is the most important commodity that WWE has. And when pair him with someone as good as Samoa Joe? That is a recipe for absolute gold.
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