When “WWE Monday Night Raw” comes to Las Vegas for a big show on Feb. 13 at the T-Mobile Arena, a brand new star to the WWE Universe will likely be front and center. However, this isn’t a young, fresh talent that is trying to make a name for himself. Instead, when Samoa Joe makes his third appearance since getting called up to the main roster from NXT, he will be putting 17 years of experience on display on the biggest stage of them all.
Las Vegas will get a chance to see the emergence of a new WWE superstar for “Monday Night Raw” with Samoa Joe, aka the Samoan Submission Machine and The Destroyer. In his first appearance on “Monday Night Raw,” Samoa Joe attacked Seth Rollins at the behest of Triple H. While that was supposed to lead to a match at “Fastlane” in March, it instead resulted in a legitimate injury for Rollins, who turned his surgically repaired knee in an awkward direction.
On the most recent episode of “WWE Monday Night Raw,” Samoa Joe wrestled in the main event against Roman Reigns, the hand chosen future of the WWE. While it was due to cheating and interference on the part of the monster Braun Strowman, Samoa Joe won his debut match on the main roster by pinning Roman Reigns. In Las Vegas, that storyline should continue with Samoa Joe continuing to prove himself.
In January, former WWE world champion AJ Styles was asked about Samoa Joe and seemed to believe he was ready to make his main roster WWE debut.
“Joe is an amazing wrestler. There's no doubt about that,” Styles said. “Always has been. Joe is one of my really good friends. It's just a matter of time before he's on the roster… He'll definitely show up soon. I know it."
Not only did Samoa Joe show up on “WWE Monday Night Raw,” but just like AJ Styles before him, he became a main event star immediately. Over his professional career, Samoa Joe held the TNA world title, Ring of Honor world title (the longest reigning ROH champion of all time at 645 days), and the NXT title twice. It might be a matter of time before Samoa Joe is a world champion in the WWE.
Tickets for “WWE Monday Night Raw” in Las Vegas are on sale now through AXS. Prices for the Feb. 13 show start out at $20 with a maximum ticket price of $110. Stars advertised for “Monday Night Raw” in Las Vegas include Roman Reigns, Universal Champion Kevin Owens, Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair, United States Champion Chris Jericho, The New Day, and more.
Feb. 13 – Las Vegas, NV- T-Mobile Arena (Click here for tickets)