Former two times WWE NXT champion Samoa Joe who is the current enforcer of the NXT General Manager William Regal was recently asked if he ever felt bad while choking someone with the Coquina Clutch.
Samoa Joe is often regarded as the Samoan Submission Machine. In spite of not having a perfect physique for professional wrestling Joe Jo is extremely technical and very entertaining to watch in the ring. His finishing submission maneuver Coquina Clutch is considered as one of the best submission maneuver in professional wrestling and it is often imitated by various wrestlers.
Samoa Joe On If He Ever Felt Bad While Choking Someone
The Coquina Clutch is often gets compared with the legendary is submission maneuver the Triangle Choke and in spite of being used as a staged move it still looks very dangerous. Sometimes it feels like one can seriously get hurt if someone actually locks this move.
Even though everything that happens in professional wrestling are all staged and scripted, fans often wonder if wrestlers feel bad while hitting their staged opponent with any move. The former two times WWE United States champion Samoa Joe was asked the same question recently.
Joe recently spoke to Ryan Satin’s Out Of Character podcast where he was asked this question. Here is what he had to say about this;
“No, that has never crossed my mind. Usually, I think of a lot of profound things, but that is never a thought that has crossed my mind, absolutely not. If you commit to wrapping your arms around another human being’s neck and compressing that neck until oxygen or blood stops flowing to the brain, that’s a big commitment.
“There’s no half-stepping when it comes to that. Either you’re strangling or you’re not. You figure it out. These are all conscious decisions, pre-meditated, that I made as a responsible adult. Somewhat sociopathic, some would say, I don’t think so, I just think it’s me trying to express myself and how I live.”
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