ROH World Television Champion Samoa Joe wants to prove a point when he challenges MJF for the AEW World Championship at tonight’s AEW Grand Slam that will take place at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York.
Samoa Joe comments on MJF
Speaking with The New York Post ahead of his AEW World Championship match Samoa Joe shed light on whether he felt they had to “get to” addressing the viral clip of Joe shoving MJF in a hallway at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn 2016.
“I don’t think we necessarily had to get to it through that meme or avenue because I think he’s a very talented individual, much like myself,” Joe said. “We have an innate ability to go out and pick a fight no matter what the circumstances are. It obviously was something that stuck out in a lot of peoples’ minds. I knew for a lot of people it was a funny iconic moment. Why fight the flow?”
Joe said that he shoved a younger MJF into the wall as he was doing “too good” of a job. Years passed by since the incident and Joe wants to see what MJF is made of in the ring.
“I think he’s at a point in his career now where he needs to find out how he stacks up against the most terrifying and most inopportune situations and I think I present that to him. We’ll see how he does,” Samoa Joe added.
“The Samoan Submission Machine” has vowed to make an example out of MJF similar to what he did to MJF’s tag team partner Adam Cole.
“This is very much about examples being to be made,” Joe said. “I made an example of Adam Cole. I’m looking forward to making an example of MJF in front of his friends and family. I think it’s the best place to make an example where the people who care about him the most will see. I’m looking forward to going in there, walking him down, crushing him completely and taking all the big championships. Maybe having a big celebration afterward, maybe grab a slice. I don’t know.”
We will have to see if Samoa Joe manages to dethroned MJF at AEW Grand Slam.