In a recent interview with Drew Garabo of 102.5 The Bone in Tampa, FL. WWE Superstar Samoa Joe spoke on facing WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar. Joe talked about Lesnar as a beast in the ring and how he learned a lot working with him.
“Not a lot of people get into Brock Lesnar like I did. Brock is every bit as intimidating as you’d imagine he would be times two. No, I mean, he’s a shaved gorilla. It’s just he’s stronger than strong. I don’t even think he even realizes how strong he is. I mean, he's got great control, but he is ‘The Beast’. He’s a big dude.”
When it comes to intricate planning for a match, Joe commented that it's not something that Lesnar does.
“When you’re going in there and you’re going to get into it with Brock. Brock isn’t going to work on a lot of stuff; he’s going to want to go out there and he’s going to want to get down, so like Brock’s not a pre-planned dude at all, man, so you’ve just got to go out there and do it. For some people, it trips them out, but for me, I’m like, ‘if we’re going to scrap, we’re going to scrap.'”
Joe said there are a lot of similarities between Lesnar and a former TNA Star he grappled with in the ring: Kurt Angle.
“Like, honestly, a lot of getting ready for Brock was realizing he’s basically a bigger Kurt Angle. But Kurt is… he’s crazy, man. We just had the documentary about him and everything I said is true. If Kurt Angle’s leg fell off, he’d hop twice as fast to make up for the loss of mobility, man. There’s no quit in him. It was kind of a nice primer to get ready for Brock.”
Samoa Joe is set to face Brock Lesnar tonight, at the famed Joe Louis Arena for the WWE Universal Title.
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