When many feared that WWE would mistreat one of their greatest talents from TNA (now GFW), Samoa Joe is maintaining great status since its debut . Even after going through the jaws of “The Beast” Brock Lesnar, in WWE Great Balls of Fire , despite the defeat, has left the ex-NXT well. And it seems that it will remain in the orbit of the World Championship, according to rumored plans facing WWE SummerSlam (2017), so one senses that we will have it in privileged positions for several months .
The 102.5 The Bone’s podcast Drew Garabo Live Out of Tampa, Fla., Had Joe as guest in its latest issue . There, among other issues, the wrestler talked about his past in Ultimate Pro Wrestling, a former WWE development territory where he faced John Cena back in 2000. Joe recounts the fight that eventually led the rapper to sign with WWE :
Triple H was a key figure for Joe’s final cast, although “The Samoan Submission Machine” wants to give credence to several people :
” Yes, Triple H made the call , so I gave him a lot of credit for getting me in WWE, because that was my point of contact. Actually, it was a handful of guys. It was Paul Heyman ; Was Road Dogg ; Was Joey Mercury . The truth is that it was a long list of people who were there and who had worked with me during my wrestling career. “
To the question of if the sales of “merchandising” influence when it comes to boosting a talent, Joe was sincere ; As we knew at the time that after his articles were sold out, he signed an exclusive contract:
“They definitely influence . I know that after that happened, the phone call was, ‘Yes, we want you to sign immediately . ‘ Obviously, it plays a big role and if there is a fan base there, especially if you want to vote, it’s the economy. You vote with your dollars. People were excited that I was there. It made a big difference . “