Samoa Joe Joins AEW!
Samoa Joe, a legendary wrestler in the business over the last 20 years has joined All Elite Wrestling. He appeared at Ring of Honor’s Supercard of Honor. This is the first major show with the ROH brand under the ownership of Tony Khan. He confronted Jay Lethal and is expected to appear on Dynamite this Wednesday.
Samoa Joe has a long history of Ring of Honor before his time in WWE. He was officially in Ring of Honor from 2002 to 2008. He was the ROH Pure Champion, and the ROH World Champion. Samoa Joe’s single reign as Ring of Honor World Champion at 645 days is still the longest reign as champion in Ring of Honor history.
He also wrestled for Impact Wrestling, where he was the World TV Champion once, the TNA World Champion once, Five-Time X Division Champion, and Two Time Tag Champion.
In 2015, he joined WWE. He worked in the NXT brand, becoming a three-time NXT champion over the years. In 2021, he was fired in April of 2021, he was then rehired by Triple H in June of 2021, and then fired again in January 2022, making him fired twice by WWE in a calendar year.
Samoa Joe brings a lot of valuable experience to AEW, not just in the ring but also on commentary. He was a regular on commentary for WWE shows, including last year’s WrestleMania. More than that, he brings history. If Tony Khan is truly envisioning a major future for the Ring of Honor Brand, then having one of its greatest legends as part of its roster is a good move. Samoa Joe, alongside Jay Lethal, CM Punk, and Bryan Danielson, comprises some of the biggest names in wrestling that came from Ring of Honor.
Regardless, the future of AEW gets even more intriguing with another great wrestler at its call, whether he competes more on AEW or the Ring of Honor brand. I’m sure many fans can already think of incredible match-ups with many of All Elite Wrestling’s greatest stars.
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