Samoa Joe captures United States Championship on WWE SmackDown Live


A title change took place on SmackDown Live this week, as Samoa Joe finally won his first major title on the WWE main roster.

Before last night's title win, Joe was one of the biggest and most popular superstars on the main roster that had yet to capture a title. He has been on the main roster since January 2017 too.

During his time with NXT, The Destroyer was one of the faces of the brand, winning the NXT Championship twice as well as the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic in 2015 with Finn Balor.

Yet, he hadn't been able to win a title on the main roster, until last night when he captured the United States Championship.

On this week's SmackDown Live, Samoa Joe defeated United States Champion R-Truth, Rey Mysterio, and Andrade in a fatal four-way match to capture the title.

Joe dominated throughout most of the match with his sheer power. At one point in the match, Truth was down at ringside thanks to Zelina Vega, so Carmella gave her a superkick, which distracted Andrade enough for Mysterio to plant him and deliver a top rope splash.

The Destroyer, however, broke up the pin with a running senton, then demolished Andrade with a Uranage Slam to claim the win and title, his first on the main roster.

It's exciting to see Joe finally as a champion in the WWE, and this is probably the best he has been booked by the company since he faced off against Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship back in 2017.

It will be interesting to see if Truth is kept in the United States title picture moving forward. Although WWE has stated they don't have a rematch clause anymore, Truth was never pinned to lose the title. He could look to use this as leverage to get a rematch for the title.


Nevertheless, it's great to see Joe finally as a champion on the WWE main roster. Best of all, he looked like an unstoppable force on his way to capturing the United States title too.

Hopefully, this is something which continues throughout his title run.

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