This only went twelve minutes, but it might as well have been 30. There was no energy or spark to it. It was just a very, very, very broken Samoa Joe dominating Roman in a methodical manner. It was incredibly boring and felt absurdly long.
Roman made a late comeback and seemed to be on the path to victory when Braun Snowman made his way to the ring. Roman punched him in the face but then ran into a urinagi to give Joe the win.
This was Joe’s Raw debut, and it quite frankly did nothing to dispel the idea that Joe is completely washed up and salvageable at this point in time. (1/2*)