Former RAW GM Smitten Over Samoa Joe and Brock Lesnar

If you weren't sure about the Samoa Joe and Brock Lesnar feud, last night should have cinched it for you. If you're still on the fence, maybe you're better off watching roller derby, but Eric Bischoff wants to try to sell you one more time.

On the most recent episode of, Bischoff on Wrestling, the former WCW boss had glowing remarks for the story WWE is telling:

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"I love that match-up, I can't say enough about Samoa Joe and I think just chemistry-wise and intensity-wise, that's a very natural match-up. So was Bill Goldberg, by the way, but Bill Goldberg and Brock Lesnar had history attached to it, they did a great job with that history. They had a great angle in WWE but Joe is fresh. This has never happened before and Joe is a guy who can go toe-to-toe with Lesnar with character, intensity and the ability to make me believe it in the ring. When they are standing there eye-to-eye and chest-to-chest I believe it, I think it's great."

When all of this started, it was OK to be cautious about Joe's potential. But, there's just no use in underestimating him anymore. And say what you want about Brock Lesnar as the absentee Universal Champion, but he simply knows how to perform.

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Their last 2 interactions, (an in-ring skirmish two weeks ago and last night's choke job) have a combined 8.5 million YouTube views and counting. So if you're still unsure, just know that the rest of the world has decided that this is pretty awesome.

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Even though their build to Great Balls of Fire has been sufficient enough, these two brutes will have one more opportunity to stoke the fire next Monday in the final RAW before the big PPV showdown. Upon becoming number one contender, there was little reason to think that Joe would be considered a legitimate threat to Lesnar and his Universal Title. Although Joe is still an underdog, the prospects of him actually snatching the belt from Lesnar have increased significantly.

Bravo, WWE.