Former Ring of Honor World Champion Christopher Daniels spoke with USA Today’s “For the Win” section to talk about various topics. During the interview, he was asked about Samoa Joe signing with WWE back in 2015. He said that he feels like he knew it was the right choice for Joe to sign with WWE because there were going to opportunities there.
“His mentality was, go in and take what they give you to do and prove that you’re capable of doing even more than they thought. That’s what he did. He went in and took exactly what they gave him and gave them back 10 times more than expected.”
After being called up to the main roster earlier this year, Joe has been pushed to the main event scene and is set to compete in the biggest match of his life when he challenges Brock Lesnar for the WWE Universe Championship at the Great Balls of Fire pay-per-view event in Dallas, Texas. Daniels was asked about facing Joe as well as Joe’s match with Lesnar.
“I’ve been in there with Joe there before, and I knew I was going into a match where I was going to get roughed up. I think when you go in with Brock Lesnar that’s what happens, too. If anybody can take the punishment that Brock Lesnar can dish out, it’s Joe. I think this will go a little bit longer than Brock’s recent pay-per-view matches and I wouldn’t be surprised to see Samoa Joe with his hand raised. Joe’s gotten the upper hand in the last few encounters. That might be something Brock is not used to. Joe almost choked him right out on the stage on one of the last RAWs. I don’t think Brock’s been in that situation. It’s going to be interesting to see how Brock responds to someone ‘out-Brocking’ him.”
Daniels also talked about his career and more. You can read the entire interview here.