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WWE News: Samoa Joe lands role in TV series

Gary Cassidy
3.88K   //    09 Jan 2018, 21:33 IST


What's the story?

So, a lot of people will remember that news broke last year that John Cena has landed a starring role in Transformers spin-off Bumblebee.

Well, he's not the only WWE Superstar to pick up a role for the franchise, with Samoa Joe revealing that he'll be appearing as the voice of Predaking in the animated series!

In case you didn't know...

Joe has played a huge part on the red brand since debuting last year when he attacked Seth Rollins at the request of Triple H, and just last night revealed he would be a part of the Royal Rumble match - vowing that his first elimination would be none other than John Cena.

The heart of the matter

Well, aside from being a larger-than-life character inside the ring, Joe has already voiced in a huge name for TellTale Games' Game Of Thrones release, lending his vocal talents to the character of The Beast.

Joe joins an already star-studded cast for the show, with Mark Hammill, Ron Perlman, Wil Wheaton, Judd Nelson, Kari Wahlgren, Jamie King, Gregg Berger (who voiced Grimlock in the 1986 movie) and even Mikey Way, a former member of My Chemical Romance.

What's next?

Well, Transformers: Power of the Primes will close out the series and is due to air between spring and summer this year. There's no doubt it will be huge - as anything associated with the franchise always is, so this may not be the last we've seen of Samoa Joe getting cast in major TV roles.

Author's take

We're seeing more and more WWE Superstars make the leap to the big time following the huge success of The Rock and Batista.


WWE Studios even started capitalising on Superstars moving into acting by releasing several movies featuring their own talents - most recently casting Miz, Becky Lynch and Shawn Michaels in Marine 6: Close Quarters.

While John Cena may take a lot of criticism for his ventures into Hollywood, there's no doubt it's a great accomplishment for any wrestler to break the mould and make it onto TV or cinema screens, and it's always good to freshen up a character who we may take for granted too.

We wish Joe all the best in his role as Predaking.

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Gary Cassidy
Gary Cassidy is a freelance journalist from Glasgow, Scotland, specialising in professional wrestling with Sportskeeda. Gary has ten years' writing experience and a 2:1 Honours degree, and is also a subtitler working on both live and prerecorded broadcast for television channels across the UK, USA and Australia.
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