13. Samoa Joe Reveals Who He Wants To Face In WWE
During a recent interview with The Asbury Park Press, Raw Superstar “The Destroyer” Samoa Joe talked about finally being a part of WWE and who he would like to face in the company. Below are the highlights:
Who is someone you’re dying to work with in the near or distant future, whether that’s someone you’ve worked with previously in another company and haven’t worked with in WWE or someone you’ve never gotten in the ring with before?
“In a lot of ways, I think it would be easier to provide a list of people who I’m not excited to get in the ring and go a round with. I mean, the answer is probably more people than I can list in this certain amount of time. At the top of that list, obviously, are the John Cenas of the world, Randy Orton. Of course, me and AJ Styles, we’ve battled for years back and forth, so anything involving him I’m more than compliant with. Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns, Bray Wyatt, the list really is quite long — and hopefully I’ll get to a lot of those places in the coming years.”
From your standpoint, what would you say makes a perfect heel in sports entertainment?
“I think to illicit negative emotions out of the crowd, you almost have to have a moral high ground to stand on. It’s just that his way of interpreting that moral high ground is slightly skewed and/or sadistic and wrong. So, I think those are some heel elements. Something that your heel has to say in the ring is, he has to say something that resonates with the audience where the audience knows that they’re wrong for feeling a certain way but they’ll occasionally embrace that way of thinking.
Those are some of the major things; I think he has to have a point. It’s just the way he goes about enforcing that point is probably not the best way.”