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WWE News: Samoa Joe reveals if WWE Superstars are allowed to name-drop other promotions

Samoa Joe finally addresses this long-running debate regarding WWE.

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News 21 May 2018, 01:57 IST
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Current WWE Superstars such as AJ Styles (Left) and Samoa Joe (Right) have previously engaged in memorable feuds with one another in smaller promotions
Current WWE Superstars such as AJ Styles (Left) and Samoa Joe (Right) have previously engaged in memorable feuds with one another in smaller promotions

What’s the story?

Speaking to Sky Sports, Samoa Joe opened up on a myriad of topics.

Most prominently, Joe revealed whether or not WWE Superstars are allowed to name-drop other promotions such as Impact Wrestling, NJPW, and ROH, on WWE programming.

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In case you didn’t know…

Several professional wrestling experts have, for long, been of the view that the WWE being the premier pro-wrestling promotion in the world, the WWE higher-ups aren’t too keen on name-dropping rival promotions on its broadcasts.

Nevertheless, the aforementioned expert theory has time and again been negated by WWE, with the fact that the WWE has often seen Superstars and commentators mention other notable professional wrestling organizations on a WWE broadcast.

The heart of the matter

One ought to note that certain sections of the pro-wrestling community have been considerably vocal about former Impact Wrestling/ROH talents such as Samoa Joe and AJ Styles possibly feuding with one another on the global platform that is WWE.

This, in turn, has often led fans to speculate as to whether talents such as Joe and Styles could reference their previous rivalries that played out in other promotions, on WWE TV. Addressing the same, Joe emphasized the fact that WWE Superstars are indeed allowed to name-drop rival promotions:

“We can, we can totally say the name, I chose not to, because they’re saying ‘Oh, you can’t say the name’. No, I don’t because I know at home you’re (the fans are) going to get on your message board and you’re gonna be like, ‘He didn’t say it! He didn’t say it! Just say it for me!’ And I’m not saying it because you’re reacting that way.”

“You know! You already have the information, you just want me to say it again? It’s just so redundant—it’s a waste of air time.”

What’s next?

Samoa Joe is set to face Big Cass in a qualifying match for the Men’s Money In The Bank ladder match.

Joe presently performs for the WWE’s SmackDown brand, and the WWE seems to have big plans for Joe in the days to come, additional details on which can be availed right HERE.

Author’s take

It’s hard to disagree with Samoa Joe on his approach of choosing to focus on his current goals rather than keep mentioning his past.

Joe is a thorough professional and understands the ropes of the trade—something most young performers in the industry can definitely learn from. 

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