While so far 2018 is not turning out to be the year he may have thought, 2017 was definitely one of the best years of Samoa Joe’s career and facing Brock Lesnar was without a doubt one of the top moments of it.
During his recent interview with In This Corner Podcast, Joe talked about his bout with the Beast and said that you have to figure out how to deal with him when you are in the ring with him:
“You have to know how to deal with it when you are in there with Brock. He is a person who is going to accept nothing but the very best and if you don’t bring the very best, he’ll have no problems doing everything he can to absolutely wipe you out.”
He also talked about how to deal with the Universal Champion and said that when dealing with the Raw Star, you have to show up ready:
“I think when you are dealing with Brock Lesnar, you have to show up ready to deal with Brock Lesnar. Brock is the type of guy who is not going to give you an inch. If you are going to get anything from him, you have to take it and he’s going to dare you to take it. Brock is a guy who kind of feeds off of emotion, and if you come out and you’re flat and you’re not putting out what he is putting out, he’s going to eat you alive. That has never been an issue with me.”