Samoa Joe is quickly turning into one of the hottest commodities in pro wrestling. Joe recently talked to WWE.com about his current status including goals and potential opponents in NXT.
Joe has one of the most unique contracts that I can recall in WWE history. Joe is under contract with a deal to something you probably haven’t seen from a major company in over twenty-years. The new deal does allow WWE access to Joe in regards to media requests and the company has exercised that option in quick order. Here is are some highlights of a recent interview Joe did with the company website.
An interesting question asked was in regards to who Joe would like to work with on the NXT roster other than Kevin Owens. Joe gave an answer that will undoubtedly get fans excited about the potential matchup.
“Absolutely. Finn Bálor is someone I’ve had experience with. I helped start the New Japan Dojo in Los Angeles. I remember seeing him and what he was able to do. And now, he’s No. 1 contender, so if it’s not going to be Kevin, it’s going to be [Bálor]. Tyler Breeze is a tremendous athlete, but he’s far too pretty. It bugs me. Eventually, when he comes back, Hideo Itami, too. We’ve locked up over the years and had our fair share of wars. I’m more than happy to have another with him. There are a lot of unresolved personal issues there. Hopefully, we can get into the ring and sort them out.”
Joe was also asked about other goals he has in the WWE.
“At some time, I would love to make a trip up to the main roster and wreak my brand of havoc. So many people I’ve come up with have succeeded in WWE. Though I thought the opportunity would never present itself, I’m here now. I’m in the best shape of my career and I’m more than happy to fulfill the destiny that has eluded me for far too long, and that’s to be the WWE World Heavyweight Champion.”
Joe was also asked about whether he thought John Cena would be a big star when Cena broke in with UPW.
“I had no doubt. It’s funny, I’ve been asked that before. He didn’t have to come to the beginner class. He didn’t have to come to all the practices. But John came to all of them; he did all of the work and extra work on top of that. He was so laser-focused on becoming a WWE Superstar, much more than anyone else from UPW who had gotten the opportunity to go to WWE at the time. There really wasn’t a question in my mind that he would become the star he is today.
Overall it’s a really good interview with Joe, straight-shooting for the most part. Check out the entire interview on WWE.com.