“I’m Whipping His A**” – Samoa Joe Can’t Wait to Get His Hands on Karrion Kross at NXT TakeOver 36

Published 07/31/2021, 7:47 AM EDT


Samoa Joe is finally returning to the ring after forcefully sitting out for almost two years due to concussions! The ‘Samoan Submission Machine’ initially returned to NXT as Assistant to the General Manager, William Regal. However, NXT Champion Karrion Kross’ actions since Joe’s arrival is eventually leading to his comeback.

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Karrion Kross will defend his NXT Championship against an enraged Samoa Joe at NXT TakeOver 36. The entire wrestling world went crazy as Joe’s return was announced. After all, a lot of us feared we’d never see him wrestling again.

Luckily, Joe is a 100% and he cannot wait to get his hands on the ‘Herald of Doomsday.’

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Samoa Joe set to make Karrion Kross pay for his actions at WWE NXT TakeOver 36

During a recent appearance on WWE After the Bell, the former NXT Champion talked about his return to the black and gold brand. Discussing further, host Corey Graves asked Joe about his match against Karrion Kross at TakeOver and how he’s preparing for it.

Samoa Joe put over Karrion Kross acknowledging his dominance in NXT. However, he added he’d be the one to put brakes on his dominant run.

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Joe said, “Karrion Kross, without a doubt, extremely dominating force. He’s run through everybody they put in front of him. He’s been an absolute beast of a champion. I mean, just hits hard, throws harder, and I’m going to beat the breaks off him (laughs).”

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He continued, “I’m gonna put all the hands on. I don’t know when I’m gonna do it. But I just know this, it’s going to be a lot of pummeling and strikes around to the head and face area. I’m gonna probably do my best not to wear out my right foot when I’m whipping his a** with it all over the ring.”

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The master of the Coquina Clutch looks hell-bent on destroying Kross at TakeOver. It’s not surprising given the latter’s actions in recent weeks. Karrion Kross may have overcome the who’s who of NXT in his dominant run as champion. But he’s never faced an enraged beast ready for a war like Samoa Joe.

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The stakes are high, and only one man will walk out victorious. Will Samoa Joe become the first-ever three time NXT Champion? or will Karrion Kross bring doomsday upon him? We’ll find out on August 22nd at NXT TakeOver 36. Tick Tock!

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Ishan Chavan

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Ishan Chavan is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Being a Journalism graduate, Ishan has over six years of experience in the Media Production Industry, having worked with Viacom 18's streaming platform, Voot. A wrestling fan since childhood, Ishan's favorite wrestlers are Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, and Chris Jericho as he feels these three have the perfect blend of wrestling and promo skills, especially Jericho.

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