Samoa Joe calls NXT "a murder's row."
Samoa Joe is currently making enemies on WWE SmackDown Live, having interrupted Jeff Hardy's 20 year anniversary celebration on Tuesday's episode of the show. But prior to joining the main roster, Joe was ruling over NXT as a two-time Champion.
Speaking to Jerard Fagerberg of City Pages, Joe discussed the current crop of NXT superstars and who stands out to him.
"NXT is a murderer’s row. Lars Sullivan, here’s a guy that I feel a lot of fans haven’t really seen his full potential, and he’s getting to come into his own. He’ll be an interesting addition to whichever roster he lands on," said Joe. "Keith Lee is a big, incredible athlete. Then there’s Matt Riddle. He has a tremendous combat pedigree, and he’s made a triumphant transition to pro wrestling. He’s a force to be reckoned with."
Lars Sullivan is scheduled to make his main roster debut in the near future. Vignettes have already began airing for "The Freak" with announcers promoting him as a free agent who can sign with either Raw or SmackDown.
Lee and Riddle are just getting started in NXT. Lee is scheduled to face Sullivan on tonight's episode of NXT while Riddle recently defeated Kassius Ohno at NXT TakeOver: WarGames II.