“The Destroyer” Samoa Joe, was recently interviewed by 102.5 The Bone Drew Garabo Live. During the interview, Joe spoke on his feud with current WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar, compares facing off against Lesnar to facing Kurt Angle & more.
Here are the highlights: (transcripts by WrestlingINC)
Facing Brock Lesnar:
“Not a lot of people get into Brock Lesnar like I did. Brock is every bit as intimidating as you’d imagine he would be times two. No, I mean, he’s a shaved gorilla, it’s just he’s stronger than strong. I don’t even think he even realizes how strong he is. I mean, he’s got great control, but he is ‘The Beast’, he’s a big dude. When you’re going in there and you’re going to get into it with Brock, Brock isn’t going to work on a lot of stuff. He’s going to want to go out there and he’s going to want to get down, so like, Brock’s not a pre-planned dude at all man, so you’ve just got to go out there and do it. For some people it trips them out, but for me, I’m like: ‘if we’re going to scrap, we’re going to scrap.'”
Comparing Kurt Angle To Brock Lesnar:
“Like, honestly, a lot of getting ready for Brock was realizing he’s basically a bigger Kurt Angle. But Kurt is… he’s crazy, man. We just had the documentary about him and everything I said is true. If Kurt Angle’s leg fell off, he’d hop twice as fast to make up for the loss of mobility, man, there’s no quit in him. It was kind of a nice primer to get ready for Brock.”