Samoa Joe Discuses “Chaotic Scene” From Super ShowDown, Reflects On Being A Great Promo Guy


United States Champion, Samoa Joe recently spoke with Sporting News about a range of topics including the chaotic Super ShowDown match.

On the chaotic battle royal at Super ShowDown:

“No, I don’t think anybody ever has. It was a chaotic scene, let me tell you that in 101-degree weather and a lot of human body heat. It was quite the inferno in that ring,” Joe said.

“That’s the kind of heat you don’t make adjustments for. You just realize it’s going to suck really, really bad. You’re going to have to grin and bear it. With the exception of maybe running sprints in a sauna, I don’t think there’s anything you can really do to prepare for that.”

On being a great promo:

“It’s really simple. I’d love to sit here and say it was some long, miraculous process, but it’s not that at all,” Joe responded. “When I go out there and if I’m out in the ring and I’m saying something to you, I’m out there to pick a fight. Plain and simple. I’m out there to push your buttons, to put you off balance, to get you jumping. That’s my intentions and it’s the effort behind the words that I say and the things that I do.

“People say that it feels a little more real or more authentic. That’s because that’s its intention. I’m not out there to tell you a wonderful tale about what I have planned. I’m not there to tell you what I’m going to do. I’m going to ask you what you’re going to do about it.”