Wrestling’s ‘Forbidden Door’ has taken the world of wrestling by storm over the last year, with New Japan Pro Wrestling, All Elite Wrestling, IMPACT Wrestling and many more companies exchanging talent to create new dream matches.
The most recent opening of the door came on this week’s (August 25) episode of AEW Dynamite, where Jon Moxley accepted a challenge from NJPW star Satoshi Kojima for the upcoming AEW All Out show.
One man who is missing out on the opening of the ‘Forbidden Door’ is Samoa Joe, who was released by WWE back in April before re-signing with the company and returning to NXT.
Joe recently spoke with SO CATCH by Hal 2, where he was asked if he had any interest in wandering through the ‘Forbidden Door’. Joe made it pretty clear that he doesn’t want to walk through that door, and explained why.
“I work for a company. If I played for a major football club, you wouldn’t lend me out on the weekend to go play for the rival team. Messi ain’t doing day shifts over at Manchester United. I understand some fans want for that and they want to see that, but at the same time, just with the whole politics of that type of situation, it wouldn’t be a good outcome anyways. Nobody wants to look bad in that situation, everyone’s getting pushed and pulled in a certain way and it becomes a convoluted mess.
“If guys want to show and get down with Samoa Joe, get on my level, they come find me and let’s do this. I ain’t making house calls right now.”
Samoa Joe defeated Karrion Kross last Sunday at NXT Takeover 36 to capture the NXT Championship for the third time.
As well as being an active competitor, Samoa Joe now also serves as a talent scout for NXT. He recently explained the new directives from Vince McMahon regarding talent signings.
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