NXT Champion Samoa Joe was recently interviewed by NOLA.com. NXT will be having live events in New Orleans this weekend and Joe’s interview was done to help promote this. During the interview, “The Samoan Submission Machine” talked about various topics, including his role in NXT, the responsibility he feels in being a part of the NXT locker room, and who he would like to face on WWE’s main roster when the time comes that he’s called up to either Raw or Smackdown.
The following are excerpts from that interview.
Joe on his position in NXT and the responsibility he feels in being a part of the NXT locker room.
“My inclusion in NXT from the start was to spearhead it as a stable brand in the WWE Universe. Me being a designated locker room leader, I take the responsibility very, very seriously. I hope to continue extending the brand even beyond its current bounds.
“Some of these guys, it’s their first opportunity to see the rest of the country. The enthusiasm when you have such a younger roster is tenfold. And to be around them when it’s their first time is kind of invigorating, and the energy is infectious. It even manages to seep into me a little bit.”
Joe on who he would like to face on WWE’s main roster in the future.
“I have so much history with so much of the roster up there. A.J. Styles, John Cena, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn. … Brock Lesnar, a guy I don’t have any history with but I’d love to get in the ring with. … Randy Orton, another guy who we’ve kind of run parallel but have never crossed paths. I would definitely love to get in the ring with him and mix it up.
“The options and potential is limitless. To me and to a lot of fans these options are really incredible matches in the making. … Rusev, there’s another guy who I’d love to go after.”
To read this interview from NOLA.com in its entirety, you can click right here.
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