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Samoa Joe talks about being in NXT and who he wants to wrestle



NXT Champion Samoa Joe spoke with NOLA to promote Saturday’s NXT live event in New Orleans, LA. Here are the highlights.

On who he wants to wrestle: “I have so much history with so much of the roster up there. A.J. Styles, John Cena, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn,” Joe said. “(There’s )Brock Lesnar, a guy I don’t have any history with but I’d love to get in the ring with. Randy Orton, another guy who we’ve kind of run parallel but have never crossed paths. I would definitely love to get in the ring with him and mix it up. The options and potential is limitless. To me and to a lot of fans these options are really incredible matches in the making. Rusev, there’s another guy who I’d love to go after.”

On NXT: "My inclusion in NXT from the start was to spearhead it as a stable brand in the WWE Universe," Joe said. "Me being a designated locker room leader, I take the responsibility very, very seriously. I hope to continue extending the brand even beyond its current bounds.Some of these guys, it's their first opportunity to see the rest of the country. The enthusiasm when you have such a younger roster is tenfold. And to be around them when it's their first time is kind of invigorating, and the energy is infectious. It even manages to seep into me a little bit."

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You can read the entire interview here.