Samoa Joe’s accolades as a pro wrestler speak for themselves as he has done all there is to do as far as being an in-ring competitor is concerned. Joe won the NXT Title and was later placed on the main roster, even if he was told he shouldn’t expect to receive call-up. It seems he isn’t interested in ‘The Forbidden Door.’

Samoa Joe made his debut in NXT back in 2015 after he parted ways with TNA Wrestling that year. He became one of the mainstays of the black and gold brand in no time. Now he is back on NXT after a run on the main roster and getting released.

While speaking to So Catch by Hal 2, Samoa Joe was asked if he has any interest in entering ‘The Forbidden Door.’ Joe made it clear that he does not have any such interest in the idea and explained why.

“I work for a company. If I played for a major football club, you wouldn’t lend me out on the weekend to go play for the rival team. Messi’s ain’t doing day shifts over at Manchester United. I understand some fans want for that and they want to see that, but at the same time, just with the whole politics of that type of situation, it wouldn’t be a good outcome anyways. Nobody wants to look bad in that situation, everyone’s getting pushed and pulled in a certain way and it becomes a convoluted mess.


“If guys want to show and get down with Samoa Joe, get on my level, they come find me and let’s do this. I ain’t making house calls right now.”

Samoa Joe defeated Karrion Kross for the WWE NXT Championship at TakeOver 36. Even if he isn’t interested in competing in various other promotions, Joe is certainly happy to be working in NXT again.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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