On this week’s This is Awesome Wrestling Show, hosts Glenn Moore (@GlennMooreCLE) and Steve Guy (@TheSteveGuy) are joined by Samoa Joe (@SamoaJoe), who made his WWE NXT debut this past week.

Joe talks about his NXT debut and if we will see him on WWE TV soon. Also, he talks about making the indy rounds, leaving TNA, and his state of mind in his career.


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**Show is strictly interview with Samoa Joe.**

Transcript of some highlights from interview:

Relationship with WWE and NXT:

“I have a very unique relationship with NXT and the WWE at this point. It’s one that’s kind of unprecedented. It’s a first time type of deal and I’ll leave it at that. I think the ending was part of the fun, and you’ll never know where I turn up next, I’ll put it that way. … As far as me and NXT, I’m really very much looking forward to the future and my relationship with the company. It’s the hottest brand in wrestling right now; it is. It’s not something that I often… I don’t often toot the horn of a company but if you look around they’ve got the world talking, they’ve got the world on fire. They’re selling out their shows and people are tuning in. It’s really awesome. I’ve been fortunate enough in my career to be on the ground floor in several different companies as they’ve caught fire and as they’ve built and as they’ve become something greater than they were when they started. To get that opportunity once again is over the moon for me and I’m very much looking forward to it.”

Possibility of a main roster WWE call up:

“I’ll put it like this: There is great things to come. Like I said, I’ve worked out a very, very unique position for myself within the wrestling industry and within NXT and WWE. I feel at this point in time to really even allude to where things might be going would be cheating the fans of a genuine experience when it does occur. So I’ll leave it at that.”

Want to hear our other interviews? Check out our conversations with Jerry “The King” Lawler, EC3 (twice, and three times), Seth Rollins, Samoa Joe, The Young Bucks, Adrian Neville, Kevin Owens, Colt Cabana, Chris Sabin, Sasha Banks,Lilian Garcia, Corey Graves, D.J. Z, Brian Myers aka Curt Hawkins, The Miz, Bo Dallas, Heath Slater, Mark Henry, Little Guido aka Nunzio, Johnny Gargano, Crazy Mary Dobson, Grado, and 2 Cold Scorpio.

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