– ECW Legend Thinks Samoa Joe Should’ve Been Brought Back In A More Explosive Way
During a recent edition of “The Taz Show” podcast, ECW Legend Taz talked about the return of Samoa Joe and Braun Strowman on this week’s episode of Raw. Below are the highlights:
On Samoa Joe’s return:
“Works great since he came back from being banged up and injured. Looked awesome. I thought him and Apollo Crews had a good match. He ends up choking out Crews. He ends up choking out Titus also. So it’s a way to bring Joe back. Get him on the the gimmick here.
We had a fan call yesterday and said that he was reading the dirt sheets and it was a prediction from the dirt sheets. It’s not like a fact. Anyway the bottom line is that Joe will be on that Raw team for the Survivor Series.
I feel on the way Joe came back, like I said he looked great, his work was great. I love that they gave him Mic time and all that jazz works. I would have liked to see them bring him back in a more explosive way, in a bigger way.
He came back with a nice push, a lot of TV time and the announcers did him right and all that jazz, but I just feel like I would have liked maybe another week or so to go by whenever to get ready for the Survivor Series and give him bigger push coming in.
I don’t think it took creative a long time to come up with that idea. I mean – Let’s bring Joe back, let’s have him beat somebody and choke out the guy’s manager Titus O’Neil and have Joe cut a promo, do something on social media with Joe and Joe is back and he’s gonna kick people’s a$$es.
It’s simple. It’s not horrible. I just would have liked to see them do bigger with Joe. That’s my opinion on that. I just feel like when someone’s injured or out, you only have like one shot when they come back to bring that person back in an explosive way.
And they did that with Braun Strowman.”
On Braun Strowman’s return:
“So Braun returned but they brought him back in an explosive way. Yeah, it was a little hokey, a little corny with the garbage truck. It was consistent with that they put him in the garbage truck from the beginning and then he shows up and build it more.
And the way they were shooting it in a Limo and stuff, I’m sitting there watching it and I’m like – Do I like this? Or is this just hokey horrible TV? So I don’t know if I liked it or I didn’t like it, but it had me. It was riveting in the sense that I wanted to keep watching it. So it worked.”
– Possible Reason Behind Emma’s WWE Release
According to Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Emma had a lot of heat with the WWE officials and this eventually led to her release from the WWE. She reportedly created enemies on the WWE Creative Team and her posts on Social Media regarding her booking definitely didn’t help.
Emma’s release basically acted as a way to send a message to the entire WWE locker room.