"There's no timeline you can put on these things, but that I'm in the main event this quickly is a welcome surprise — but it's not a surprise that it has happened. When you look around and see how many people I've worked with in former companies that are here now, it's not surprising. Talent is one of the few things that can't be created. It can be enhanced, it can be coached and brought out of people, but you can't deny it."
ESPN followed by asking what it was like to be embroiled in a hot feud with the Beast Incarnate, Brock Lesnar:
"Some people want to be called up as quickly as possible, but I've been around the industry long enough to know that timing is one of the most key and important things. Brock was at the top of my list of guys that I wanted to work with. There are certain special guys in this industry and Brock is one of those special guys, and to be able to go out there and work with guys like that, that's where legacies are built."
When Joe became the Universal Championship's number one contender, it may have caught fans off guard. Having only been on the main roster a few months and only logging a luke-warm feud with Seth Rollins, the idea of Joe at the top of WWE was highly questionable.0comments
However, Joe has not only risen to the occasion - he's thrived. He and Lesnar created an explosive build to Great Balls of Fire. While there's not really a circumstance where Joe will leave this Sunday as the victor, he's done a wonderful job in convincing us he could win. And in wrestling, we as fans need that element of parody.
All signs point to an epic, bruising contest between the Destroyer and the Beast this Sunday. Regardless of the result, Joe has established the fact that WWE can count on him in their main event. Let's hope that WWE keeps giving him such glittery opportunities.