Samoa Joe stepped into the ring with Brock Lesnar at Great Balls of Fire 2017, delivering a hard-hitting matchup for the WWE Universal Championship.
Brock brings an intensity and physicality in his matches that not many men can match given Lesnar's superior size and strengths, but Samoa Joe was up for the challenge.
"I think it really comes down to the simple fact that, when Brock shows up for fight night, he wants to be in a scrap," Joe told Matty Paddock of Daily Star. "He wants to go out there and he wants someone who is going to smash someone in the face, and he wants to smash somebody back! Brock knew he had that with me - he understood, and I understood I had to have that with Brock. It's an attitude. He wants people to go in there and go after him. It is all of those things. I think that was the simplistic but major reason that we click the way we do; we step in the ring and we're stepping in there for chaos and destruction to happen, and nothing less than that. I guess it's some weird, unspoken gentlemen's agreement we have!”
Joe and Lesnar are coming off memorable weekends as Lesnar returned at WWE SummerSlam, confronting WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns.
As for Joe, he made history by becoming a three-time NXT Champion at NXT TakeOver 36 when he defeated Karrion Kross.