Double J worked with Samoa Joe in both WWE, and in TNA – where he booked the former WWE United States Champion on a lengthy win streak. In a recent interview, Inside The Ropes’ Lead Writer Gary Cassidy asked the six-time Intercontinental Champion about Joe as an in-ring performer, and just what we can expect from the former NXT Champion going forward.
“You know, it goes without saying… I’ve sort of got a track record, I’d say. When we brought Joe in, I don’t think he lost a match for a year and a half – so that tells you what I think of him as a talent. Joe is a very unique talent, in and of itself. We called it the X-Division back then, but definitely high-flying, moving.”
Jarrett went on to praise Joe’s versatility and “incredible talent” before saying he has an “enormous amount” of gas left in the tank.
“Joe has obviously promo skills, colour commentator, overall in-ring skills. He can be a protagonist or an antagonist, or you can call it a heel or a babyface, whatever you prefer to call it. Joe is an incredible talent and I’m excited for the world to see Joe’s next move, because his… There’s an enormous amount of gas left in that tank, and I’m very excited to see where he takes it.”
Jarrett previewed his podcast, which debuts this week, by teeing up many of the topics he covers on the show – including bringing ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage to TNA, Owen Hart, finding out he was fired on live TV, Bash at the Beach 2000 and much, much more.
“You know, with Bruce’s podcast, Something To Wrestle With, and Conrad as the co-host of Bruce’s podcast and now mine, we’re going to get into that because what’s really unique, Bruce was actually in Panama City, but obviously working for Vince and so there’s a really cool backstory to that and as you dig deeper into it, we’re going to cover that in one of the first few episodes of My World. So that’s something that… That’s been talked about. The match with Chyna… I mean, I could go down the list of stories, the Double J vignettes and being part of the Four Horsemen.”
You can read the full interview here.