On Sunday Samoa Joe will face Karrion Kross for the NXT Championship at NXT TakeOver 36. It will be the title contender’s first bout since February 2020 and the first time he has attempted to regain the title since in the yellow mark program of December 14, 2016 he lost in his last chance so far against the then monarch, Shinsuke Nakamura. In the same way, it will be the fourth time that the champion has exposed him in the more than 130 days that he has been around his waist.
► Samoa Joe criticizes the adventure of Karrion Kross on Raw
The two have a fiery rivalry and that is why their match will be the most special of the event but also Karrion Kross has been taking his first steps on WWE Raw in recent months. He has been fighting Jeff Hardy and Keith Lee, winning three of the five meetings. There has been a lot of controversy surrounding this brief adventure on the red mark and if you ask Samoe Joe, he qualifies her as “terrible”. That’s what he did Wrestling Inc recently and in this way he answered “The Samoan Submission Machine”:
Of course (I’ve seen it), why shouldn’t I? It’s Monday night, in the comfort of my home, why shouldn’t I? I always keep track of things and obviously he was having some problems and some cracks in the armor. I’m going to exploit them on Sunday and win the NXT Championship again. Everything works great for me, I’ve stayed on the sidelines, is doing terrible«.
Certainly the NXT Champion has not obtained all the victories that were expected but at the same time the most important of all is not none on Raw but the one from the day after tomorrow in NXT. Because if he retains the title again all previous defeats will not be taken into account. Now it only remains to see what happens between the two.