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Samoa Joe has showered The Undertaker with praise and reiterated his desire to step into the ring with the WWE legend for a dream showdown.
The Undertaker, 54, has now entered into an incredible third decade of his illustrious wrestling career with WWE.
When SPORTbible asked Joe if he still wanted to face the 'Phenom' before he retired, he responded: "Absolutely. You know, I think the things that especially now that I appreciate about 'Taker's work are much more on display now than they probably ever have been.
"And yeah, I would be down to get down with 'Taker, whether it would be now or whenever in the future."
Joe, real name Nuufolau Seanoa, admitted ahead of Super Show-Down in 2018 that facing Undertaker in a match would "probably [be] one of the unfortunate checks that I won't be able to mark off my bucket list."
The 40-year-old WWE superstar explained in a backstage interview: "You know, timing is probably one of the greatest regrets that I think you can have in this business.
"And for the timing not to match up where me and the 'Deadman' could have crossed one another in the ring and got down, it's probably one of the unfortunate checks that I won't be able to mark off my bucket list."
The Undertaker, real name Mark Calaway, made his sensational WWE return at Super ShowDown last month and confronted AJ Styles.
The future Hall of Famer is involved in an ongoing storyline with Styles and is reportedly set to face the 'Phenomenal One' at WrestleMania 36.
Joe enjoyed feuds with Styles both inside WWE and during their memorable spells in TNA (now Impact Wrestling).
And the 'Samoan Submission Machine' insisted that seeing "each other across the ring [in WWE] was no surprise."
He said: "Oh, it was great [to have the rivalry in WWE]. I mean, any time you get in the ring with AJ -- any time I have throughout my career -- usually great things happen. And it's a testament to him and his ability.
"It was nothing new for us, we knew it was bound to happen, we've kind of been intertwined throughout the breadth of our careers, so us managing to see each other across the ring was no surprise [laughs]."
Joe also praised Hall of Famer Kurt Angle and told SPORTbible that he is "one of the best cardio-fit guys I've ever been in the ring with, period."
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