Joe reluctantly accepts match against Nakamura at NXT TakeOver
Upon hearing that General Manager William Regal had scheduled him to defend his title against Shinsuke Nakamura at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn, NXT Champion Samoa Joe made a bee line to the ring to address this sign of “disrespect.”
The defiant titleholder declared that The King of Strong Style was not a deserving challenger and that he would not be putting his title on the line against the charismatic competitor at the highly anticipated NXT TakeOver event in Brooklyn. Regal arrived and responded by letting Joe know that he would forfeit his title if he did not fight Nakamura on Saturday, Aug. 20. As a result, Joe angrily accepted the bout, but also warned that the Japanese Superstar may not make it to the summer showdown. In response, Nakamura showed Joe that he was not afraid of the ferocious champion, setting his sights on NXT’s top Superstar with a simple, yet poignant smile from the ramp.