Odd couples and wrestling go together like peanut butter and jelly, but NXT star Johnny Gargano wants to take his own lop-sided friendship with Samoa Joe to the silver screen.
Samoa Joe is a force to be reckoned with since he debuted once again on the black and gold brand in June. Joe was originally on a list of talents released by the company on April 15th, 2021 however, since then Joe has revealed that he spoke to Triple H about a return to NXT just hours after John Laurinaitis had released him from his contract.
Joe’s role on NXT is that of a stone-cold enforcer for NXT General Manager William Regal, who was having trouble keeping the stars of the brand in line. One of those stars is Johnny Gargano who has nothing but praise for Samoa Joe.
Speaking to Busted Open Radio, the former NXT Champion says Joe is “must-see television” and explains that he has even pitched a movie for the pair to star in.
“Whenever Samoa Joe is TV, I think it’s must-see television. He has this presence about him, especially in his current role, it gives such a new dynamic to the show where he’s able to go around and stop these fights and stop the chaos and be this big enforcer that everyone is scared of. Especially for me, my character, where I think Samoa Joe is my best friend. For me, going into this match I’m like ‘Yeah, my big buddy Samoa Joe.’ I pitched a buddy cop movie between me and Samoa Joe, which I think would be amazing. That’s on the horn.”
Johnny Gargano and Samoa Joe both had rough nights at the hands of the same killer on NXT on USA. NXT Champion Karrion Kross defeated Gargano in a match for the title and afterwards, he provoked the special referee for the match Samoa Joe by choking him out in the middle of the ring.