Samoa Joe has very high praise for working with WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle.
“…with Kurt, I know I’m gonna sit down with Kurt — it’s carving the Mona Lisa. ‘Listen, here’s the deal. You got a chisel too and we’re gonna meet somewhere in the middle it’s gonna be awesome. You do your side…’ So you really gotta work to meet his amount of effort. You got to be there with him, and it’s a collaborative effort and Kurt’s gonna make [suggestions], ‘What do you think about this?’ and it’s gonna be meticulously gone over and we’re gonna get it right.”
An interesting analogy considering the Mona Lisa is a painting rather than a sculpture but the point was made nonetheless.
Angle and Samoa Joe worked together extensively during their time in TNA Wrestling.
Their rivalry over the TNA World Heavyweight Championship was one of the most financially successful programs the company ever produced, involving many of the promotion’s best matches as well.