You could make argument that Joseph had the perfect conditions to be a 2x Champ but with IMAR leaving it opened up a spot in the finals for someone else to win. Joseph and IMAR are both incredible wrestlers, good enough to make the finals but IMAR’s style played right into his. This is somewhat validated by him being upset by Lewis and him being 0-2 against Marinelli ( who if he made the finals, I think would’ve upset him too). He also has a hard time adjusting to a stylistically difficult match up, like we saw in his rematch of Marinelli. I think he’ll have the same finish as IMAR, making it to the finals and dropping the match again.