I love Joe, but he is definitely not WWE material. His charisma comes from the fact that he basically beats the crap out of people in vaguely strong-style matches that would bore the average WWE audience to sleep. Personally I love watching him, but I could never see him versus say Triple H or the Undertaker. However, I could very easily see someone lifting the Ole Kick.
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Originally posted by knightvibeI've never seen Joe in action. Is this guy WWE material or a good prospect for them down the line?
Joe is a very good worker that has the ability to do lots of different things with lots of different opponents, but just like every other top-tier indy worker out there now, there's no place for him in WWE, except comedy as a fat Samoan. It would be really cool if they brought him in as a killer and wrestling finally had its equivalent of the Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. (they kinda tried with 3MW, I guess), but I doubt that'll ever happen. Joe works with the Inoki Dojo and will probably end up touring Japan extensively in the next few years the more he progresses.
Cena probably sells more merchandise as a face. If I had to wager, I'd say he's probably one of their top 3 right now as far as sales go ... the bottom line is that it's $$$$$ ... I may actually watch the show ... it doesn't sound horrible.