NXT Champion Samoa Joe and Shinsuke Nakamura’s interview was cut short

Samoa Joe and Shinsuke Nakamura come face-to-face before TakeOver: Brooklyn II: WWE NXT, Aug. 17, 2016

Things get intense when NXT Champion Samoa Joe and Shinsuke Nakamura sit down for an interview just days before their title showdown at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II. Video courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network.

From the get-go, General Manager William Regal was determined to keep the peace during NXT Champion Samoa Joe and Shinsuke Nakamura’s face-to-face interview, as a group of thick-bodied security guards surrounded the champion and challenger.

It was clear that the fiery Joe was holding back his rage as he answered questions from Byron Saxton revolving around Regal’s match-making process and Nakamura’s rapid rise to becoming the No. 1 contender. Saxton then asked both men whether or not they respect the other, which is where tensions finally boiled over. While Joe said he respects what his highly acclaimed challenger has accomplished, the Japanese Superstar’s response drew the ire of Joe. Remarkably, all Nakamura answered with was “I do,” but clearly, the manner in which he answered the question  did not sit well with the hot-headed Joe who had to be restrained by security as the show went off the air.

One thing’s for sure: Joe and Nakamura’s NXT Championship clash this Saturday at TakeOver: Brooklyn II on the award-winning WWE Network will be a match for the ages.

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