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6. Samoa Joe Talks About Reaching The Main Events In WWE Quickly, On Wanting To Create His Legacy Against Brock Lesnar This Sunday At Great Balls of Fire 2017 PPV

During a recent interview with ESPN, “The Samoan Submission Machine” Samoa Joe (who’s currently the #1 contender for the Universal Championship) talked about his arrival in WWE, reaching the main events quickly, facing Brock Lesnar this Sunday at the Great Balls of Fire 2017 PPV & more. Below are the highlights:

On getting signed by WWE:
“After I made my initial debut at NXT TakeOver, they looked at the interest and merchandise sales and decided I would be better signed full-time than not. I had a pretty full calendar regardless, so for me there wasn’t much of an inherent risk in originally signing because there was other work in place if they didn’t sign me full-time. But it didn’t surprise me when it happened as fast as it did.”

On reaching the main events quickly:
“There’s no timeline you can put on these things, but that I’m in the main event this quickly is a welcome surprise — but it’s not a surprise that it has happened. When you look around and see how many people I’ve worked with in former companies that are here now, it’s not surprising. Talent is one of the few things that can’t be created. It can be enhanced, it can be coached and brought out of people, but you can’t deny it.”

On facing Brock Lesnar this Sunday at the Great Balls of Fire 2017 PPV:
“Some people want to be called up as quickly as possible, but I’ve been around the industry long enough to know that timing is one of the most key and important things. Brock was at the top of my list of guys that I wanted to work with. There are certain special guys in this industry and Brock is one of those special guys, and to be able to go out there and work with guys like that, that’s where legacies are built.”

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