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Sunday night at WWE Extreme Rules, Samoa Joe won a Fatal 5-Way match to earn the right to challenge Brock Lesnar for the Universal Title, and he will be battling The Beast Incarnate at Great Balls of Fire.

Jim Ross has been hoping to see Joe and Lesnar collide for a while now and next month it’s finally going to happen. The WWE Hall of Famer expressed enthusiasm regarding the match in his latest blog, and he noted that he expects a tremendous main event from Joe and Lesnar.

“@SamoaJoe getting his long awaited bout with Brock Lesnar is a stellar booking IMO and one that I endorsed at our RINGSIDE Show the night before WM31 in San Jose when Joe was my guest at our RINGSIDE Show. Some naysayers are already questioning this booking which is a head scratcher as some feel that Joe is being positioned for merely a one off against Lesnar which, if true, is not the end of the world by the way for anyone involved. I say that the Lesnar-Joe match will receive plenty of talk/hype over the next several weeks and that the two, physically demanding athletes will provide us a tremendous one on one main event in Dallas.”

As of right now there’s no word on whether or not WWE will be bringing in a guest announcer to work at the commentary table, but according to Ross the match is an “announcer’s dream.”

“I am personally looking forward to this match as much as any match I can recall this year and will tell you that it is an announcer’s dream to be privileged to call a bout like this.”

The WWE Hall of Famer also had a lot of praise for current Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss, who he compared to legendary wrestler Buddy Rogers.

“I compared Alexa Bliss personality and ‘feel’ to that of the late, great Buddy Rogers who was a undersized blonde who had miles of charisma and who people put their eyes on the minute that the original ‘Nature Boy’ walked through the curtain. Alexa has that same “I can’t take my eyes off of her” persona or so it seems. She and Bayley had a tough assignment with Kendo stick stipulation but  they persevered.”