I guess they don’t want us to be surprised. Every once in awhile, WWE knows how to set up something to make us want to watch next week. That’s the case for this coming Tuesday’s episode of SmackDown Live, where we’ll be finding out a major match for next month’s Summerslam pay per view. However, it seems that WWE has gotten ahead of itself and has let us know the match in advance.
According to Ringsidenews.com, WWE has spoiled Tuesday’s announcement of AJ Styles’ Summerslam challenger for the WWE Title. While the announcement is set to be officially made this coming Tuesday, WWE has posted a large ad campaign for Summerslam, which includes a shot showing Styles vs. Samoa Joe. This isn’t a major surprise as Samoa Joe has been rumored as Styles’ opponent for the pay per view.
Samoa Joe has certainly seemed ready as of late.
Opinion: This isn’t the biggest surprise in the world as, simply put, who else is there to challenge Styles? Samoa Joe is one of the most dominant names on SmackDown Live and it makes sense to have him come up against Styles. That’s part of the problem with Styles being so dominant: he’s running out of people to defend the title against. Samoa Joe would be a good option though and if Styles retains, he could hold the title for a long time.
Do you like the idea of Styles vs. Samoa Joe? If the match happens, who comes out as champion? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 27 wrestling books. His latest book is the NXT: The Full Sail Years Volume III: From Dallas To New Orleans.
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