Joe will challenge AJ Styles for the WWE Championship at SummerSlam this weekend (Sun. August 19, 2018) from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. "The Destroyer" recently spoke to The Vulture Hound to promote this weekend's pay-per-view event.
During their conversation, Joe was asked about who influenced him during his professional wrestling career. Joe named current WWE producer Arn Anderson as someone who has had a big influence on him:
“I think a guy, especially after I really started in the business was [WWE RAW producer] Arn Anderson. He had a real good technical acumen, great timing, incredibly explosive, and was able to kind of project an air about himself despite his stature. He seemed like he was ten feet tall.
“Bouncing back and forth, I caught a little bit of UWFI and I remember early Takada matches and seeing kind of the more shoot style of professional wrestling. It was a very mixed bag.”