Samoa Joe trying to start something?
The connection between former 16-time WWE World Champion John Cena and former two-time NXT Champion Samoa Joe is deeply-rooted in their storied careers. Both men were once a part of the 'Ultimate Pro Wrestling' promotion which was based in California. WWE had a working relationship with UPW at the time that it was up and running and it was there where the sports-entertainment company was impressed their future face John Cena but Cena had that impressive showing for WWE during a match with Samoa Joe.
Joe stated during a radio-show appearance last year that the UPW match with John Cena was the one that impressed WWE officials because they were there to see John and Joe made sure to highlight John's abilities and had no problem doing so. WWE teased a feud between the two men this past January but due to Samoa Joe being put on the shelf due to injury, Cena's attention on WWE TV shifted over to Elias. John Cena returned to WWE programming at Super Show-Down on Saturday and on that same card Samoa Joe was defeated by AJ Styles in his attempt to become WWE Champion but prior to the Australia super-show, 'Hollywood Life' caught up with "The Destroyer" and asked him for his thoughts on John Cena's "sixth move of doom" and Joe was not impressed by Cena's new maneuver that he picked up in China.
"The sixth move of doom? Yeah. So John Cena went to China, took some lessons, an all of a sudden, now he’s got a bad palm strike." Joe said. "Listen, I mean, listen. I’ve been traveling the world for years and I’ve been beating up people with martial arts techniques from far superior styles and techniques. So, I ain’t worried about that. You can come throw that back just all you want, and when you catch a foot in your face, you tell me how effective it is."
To get a look at John Cena's "sixth move of doom", click here. Also, if you are looking to hear some opinions on John Cena and Samoa Joe's respective matches at WWE Super Show-Down, head over to the "podcasts" section of the site to hear Sean Ross Sapp and Warren Hayes break down the action.