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.

Samoa Joe has competed against the best of the best in the pro wrestling world and that includes Brock Lesnar. The two faced off at the WWE Great Balls of Fire pay-per-view in 2017 for the WWE Universal Championship. While the match was a little over six minutes long, fans certainly loved it even if Joe lost the match.

While speaking on his Wooooo Nation Uncensored podcast, WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair gave huge props to Samoa Joe for being a worthy adversary for Brock Lesnar when the two feuded.

“I really like Samoa Joe a lot. I got a lot of time for him. I definietly believe he is solid on the microphone. He is one of the few wretlers that, when he grabbed Lesnar, it was actually believable. Going back to what I said last week, those Samoan kids are not only tough, they can all work and they are tough and tenacious kids.


To me, he is just very talented. I knew he had an injury but I cannot remember what kind it was. He and I have talked, and I enjoy being around him, Joe is a very nice guy.”

Samoa Joe also previously mentioned that Brock Lesnar doesn’t respect those opponents who can’t match up with his intensity, which is certainly the truth. Samoa Joe is currently absent from NXT television since dropping the title due to injury a few months ago. It remains to be seen when exactly Samoa Joe will return to NXT television.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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