In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated prior to the ROH Death Before Dishonor pay-per-view, Samoa Joe discussed several topics including being the ROH Television Champion, the changes to WWE NXT, who he would have liked to face prior to vacating the WWE NXT Championship and much more.

On being the ROH World Television Champion: “At this point, with all the twists and turns my career has taken, I can’t even say I am surprised. It’s wild to think, but nothing surprises me any more. If you look through the various stages of my career, there were tons of things plenty of people said would never happen, yet they’ve happened in spades. Let’s put it this way, I’ve definitely stopped being upset with those who doubt, shattering different perceptions has been really fun.”

On who he would have liked to wrestle in WWE NXT prior to when he vacated the NXT Championship: “Bron Breakker, I’m a fan of that young gentleman, as well as his family, he’s a great individual and I love seeing what he can do. Tommaso Ciampa is another one, he’s a proven performer, someone who goes in there and gives his heart. Saying this stuff may feel like we’re closing the door on it, but a lot can change in this industry, so never say never.”

The interview is available in full at this link.