No Way Jose is an interesting character. Aside from the addictive play on words, he’s being featured heavily as a serious wrestler with a fun gimmick.
Historically, these kinds of characters don’t have a long shelf life, but NXT is trying hard to make the character work for as long as it can.
Recently, No Way Jose did an interview with WWE.com to give him some more character, to provide some background on what the character is, and his upbringing in the Dominican Republic.
You can read the full interview right here. Below is a brief highlight about what the character is designed to be:
Who is No Way Jose?
“If I wanted to be brief, you can say No Way Jose is a one-man fiesta! But since we have time, let’s dive into this a bit. The name itself is a nickname that stuck, because back in the day, my Latin temper was a bit more volatile. Would anyone want to mess with Jose back then? No way!
But with time, I grew up and tamed the fire once I started opening my eyes to the rhythm of life. There are so many people everywhere, all doing their own thing, but when they come to a show they want to smile. People want to have a great time. The way I see it, there ain’t no way you’re wiping this smile off of my face. That’s what I’m all about now: a nickname to remind me of where I came from, along with a smile and carefree attitude to show where we can end up.”
Do you think the “No Way Jose” character will last in NXT?