Since coming over to WWE, Samoa Joe has been a monster but also failed to stay in the main event scene win a championship. If he aligned with Paul Heyman — which it sounds like he is open to doing — would that change?
Joe and Heyman have had their share of run-ins over the past year. But, both Joe and Heyman also consider themselves to be cagy business people. With Brock Lesnar potentially leaving WWE, could Joe and Heyman put their differences aside and work together? Joe seems to think so.
While speaking to Planeta Wrestling, The Samoan Submission Machine was asked about being the next "Paul Heyman guy" and he seemed interested in the idea if it was under the right set of circumstances. Joe referenced the fact that Heyman could have joined Joe before, but didn't. "Paul already had his opportunity to cross that line and he missed his opportunity." He also said that doesn't mean the door won't open again.
"Paul and I are businessmen and if circumstances change again and we reach a mutual understanding... we'll see what happens in the future."
There have been rumblings that Lesnar will be leaving WWE and heading to UFC. With those rumblings have come the news that Heyman may too leave the company without a client to be an advocate for. Heyman, a huge asset to WWE in terms of promo work and creative, would likely be welcome to stay even in Lesnar's absence but needs someone to represent. Joe might be a perfect fit.
Like Lesnar, Joe is an absolute beast. He's no-nonsense, in your face and while he has mic skills, is as effective not talking as he is talking. Heyman would have endless material to work from if he were to become Joe's advocate.
For now, Joe is heading to SummerSlam to take on AJ Styles and Heyman may, or may not be in the corner of Lesnar as he takes on Roman Reigns.