Samoa Joe is the current WWE NXT Champion and he recently spoke about his NXT Runs. He spoke about it with Vicente Beltran of ViBe & Wrestling. He first spoke about his dream matches and about his most recent NXT runs. Joe calls dream matches ‘reality matches’.
Joe has a list of names. He wants to face NXT: WALTER, Tommaso Ciampa, Peter Dunne and Roderick Strong.
Samoa Joe Speaks Compares His Previous Run to His Current NXT Run
“At this point, there are no dream matches, it’s all reality matches,” Joe said.
“If you talk about Ciampa, Ciampa is right here, he is ready. If you talk about Pete Dunne, Pete Dunne is ready. WALTER, he’s ready. Roderick Strong, he’s ready. Let’s stop dream match talk. Dream match is something you hope will happen one day, but all these are gonna go down, it’s inevitable with the level of competition on NXT”.
“The guys want to prove themselves. When I walk through the locker room, it’s a bunch of dudes, kind of sitting there, rubbing their hands and licking their chops way too much for my liking. They understand, they understand the opportunity that’s in front of them and they’re ready to take advantage of it”.
Joe started his NXT career back in 2015. He first appeared at NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable. He won the NXT championship twice during that run, and he made his way to the main roster in 2017. He compared his previous run to his current run.
“Yeah, we’re not doing as many shows — for obvious reasons — so I’m a little less active,” Joe said. “Obviously, I would love to be more a little more active, safety permitting. Completely different faces [for me].
Even when I came back to NXT the first time, there was a lot of familiar faces around me. Now, I’m genuinely dealing with a lot of people that I’ve never had a lot of experience with. The majority of the roster; little bit younger, little bit newer, just kind of coming into their own so it is kind of newer environment for me this time around”.
Samoa Joe is a full-time wrestler at NXT. Many believed that he will never step foot inside a WWE ring after he had to take time off to recover from injuries.