Within the span of 48 hours we crowned two new United States Champions with Shinsuke Nakamura winning the title from Rusev and then losing the title to R-Truth on the following edition of Smackdown Live. It was shocking in of itself that R-Truth won the United States title for the second time mostly as a thank you to Truth for his service to the company. In my opinion Truth was a solid champion and really gave a foundation to a poorly booked championship. Right now after this edition of the blue brand though it is hopefully a sign of things to come for the formerly respected championship.
On this edition of Smackdown Live we saw another United States title match and a major victory for a very well deserved champion. Since his arrival of on the main roster it isn't matter of if but when Samoa Joe would become a champion in the WWE and this could be his ceiling for one reason or another but it also might not be. It is clear that Joe has been somewhat injury prone since his arrival on the main roster which has slowed down his progression up the card and in many ways he was replaced by Daniel Bryan. I do hope though that Samoa Joe will have a more than solid reign as the champion, because it would be not only deserved but also earned for a long time veteran in the world of wrestling.
Now heading into Wrestlemania and the question being centered around the match in the cards for John Cena and it seems possible that his opponent will be the new United States champion. Again from the start of his run on the main roster there has been lots of rumors around when or if Samoa Joe & John Cena will be able to have full feud with on another. For those who may not be aware Samoa Joe & John Cena were trained together at Ultimate Pro-Wrestling in California. Overall this would be a perfect start for Samoa Joe in the main event with the booking of Joe being even better to help him seem like a credible threat to John Cena. Even though some fans would question if Samoa Joe would find easy victory against Cena due to John's lacking schedule with the company. This match will be determined by the type of schedule we can expect to see from John Cena in 2019.
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