Samoa Joe On What Indie Talents He Wants WWE To Sign, Talks Earning Your Keep In NXT & The Authors Of Pain


As noted here on eWn, former two-time NXT Champion Samoa Joe was a recent guest on 102.5 The Bone’s Drew Garabo Live. In the highlights below, you will read Samoa Joe discussing the current NXT Tag-Team Champions, The Authors Of Pain. Joe also went over what talents from other promotions he would like WWE to bring in & much.

Here are the highlights: (transcripts by WrestlingINC)

The Authors Of Pain:

“He’s got a brand new tag team that’s very LOD-like. Yeah, they’re called The Authors Of Pain. They’re AOP and they’re basically, one was a former shoot fighter who was called ‘The Albanian Psycho’, huge guy. The other one was an Olympic-Qualifying wrestler for Canada. They’re young and they’re going to be something special. Managed by ‘Precious’ Paul Ellering.”

Earning Your Keep In NXT:

“Yeah, they do pay their dues. When guys are in NXT, not me, but the guys who are signed to developmental deals that are there, they’re setting up the ring, they’re tearing it down, they’re working every day at the PC and it’s arduous training man. Those guys go through a lot and then, you have the benefit of getting over before you’re on the main roster, so the hardcore fans that are really into WWE, they’re watching NXT and they’re seeing these guys develop, they’re seeing these guys come up and when they debut on RAW or SmackDown, from night one, people are excited that they’re there.”

Who Joe Wants WWE To Sign:
“A couple of dudes; Jay Lethal, I think is one of them. He’s the kind of guy who can do any character and do anything you put in front of him, he can kill it and another guy I was just recently watching a lot of, God, I’m trying to remember, Dalton Castle and I don’t know if you guys have seen his act, but it’s… I won’t even spoil it. If you just look up ‘Dalton Castle Entrance.’ A lot of guys in NXT are making their debuts in NXT; Bobby Fish, Kyle O’Reilly and other are kind of the main ones.”

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