10 Amazing things about Samoa Joe you didn't know
After almost a decade of wrestling for the company, Samoa Joe has left TNA Impact Wrestling. Joe reportedly left after he and the company couldn’t come on level terms regarding payment. He also sent out a tweet thanking the TNA and wishing the best for them in the future.
To be honest, Joe had done pretty much everything he could do in TNA. He had wrestled everyone, held every championship and, in terms of character development, there wasn’t much scope to explore. Perhaps a change of scenery will do Joe the world of good. Joe is all set to face Brock Lesnar at Great Balls of Fire in what promises to be a dream match for the ages.
Before he does so, here are 10 facts you need to know about “The Samoan Submission Machine”.
#1. Longest ROH Championship reign in history
Samoa Joe may be most famous for his TNA exploits but he made his name in the independent promotion Ring of Honor. Offering a great mix of veteran stars like Ricky Steamboat, Mick Foley along with future stars like AJ Styles, CM Punk and Joe himself Ring Of Honor was one of the hottest promotions in the industry. The alumni list further reaffirms its status as to what a special place it was.
Joe was the company’s most featured players before jumping ship to TNA full time. He was the longest reigning World Heavyweight Champion in the company’s history with a championship reign spanning a mind boggling 635 days between March 22nd 2003 and December 26th 2004 (losing to Austin Aries). During his time as champ Joe had countless excellent matches and did more than anyone perhaps to elevate the status of the belt.