Minoru Suzuki Says Samoa Joe Will “Feel A Lot Of Pain” During Their AEW Match
Minoru Suzuki puts the ROH TV Title on the line against Samoa Joe on AEW: Dynamite
Fans of hard-hitting wrestling rejoiced when it was announced that Minoru Suzuki will defend his newly won ROH World TV Title against Samoa Joe on the April 13 edition of AEW: Dynamite.
The two icons have never wrestled together, and ahead of the bout Suzuki had some stern words for Joe, saying the following to Sports Illustrated’s Justin Barrasso:
“Many fans think this matchup is very special, but for me, I have to stay true to myself,” Suzuki said through a translator. “I am here to hurt people. The opponent truly does not matter. This week, I will make Samoa Joe suffer. People are brave until they step into the ring with me. Hopefully, Samoa Joe is not scared. I don’t know him well, but he will know me by the time we are done. I hurt people, that is what I do. Samoa Joe is going to feel a lot of pain.”
Suzuki won the TV Title after defeating Rhett Titus at ROH Supercard of Honor 2022, marking his first title won in the USA. Samoa Joe is a previous ROH World Champion and ROH Pure Champion, and this bout with Suzuki will be Joe’s first time challenging for an ROH sanctioned title since unsuccessfully challenging ROH World Champion Jay Briscoe in 2015.