Samoa Joe AEW Championship Credibility Questioned by Bully Ray



by ATIA MUKHTAR

Samoa Joe AEW Championship Credibility Questioned by Bully Ray
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In a thrilling turn of events for All Elite Wrestling (AEW) in 2024, Samoa Joe has risen to the forefront as the new world champion, revitalizing the organization's dynamics. Joe, a seasoned and powerful wrestler, has made an immediate impact in his initial outings as champion.

His noteworthy performance against HOOK in the January 17 episode of "AEW Dynamite" is already being talked about as a highlight of the year. At 44, Joe may have more of his career behind him than ahead, but his entry into AEW's top tier is a breath of fresh air.

This shift comes after a period dominated by MJF’s year-long title reign and storylines revolving around Jon Moxley, Chris Jericho, and The Elite.

Bully Ray's Praise

Bully Ray, a WWE Hall of Famer and co-host of "Busted Open," shared his insights on Joe’s ascent to the top of AEW.

He emphasized the sheer credibility that Joe brings to the promotion, noting, "He's credible – everything about him screams credibility. When Joe talks, you're compelled to listen. His way of speaking, wrestling, and just his overall presence – the man embodies legitimacy.

He’s a prime example of someone who can take scripted promos and truly make them his own." Ray also highlighted the unique aura of Samoan wrestlers in the industry, pointing out how stars like WWE champion Roman Reigns also exhibit a level of credibility and authenticity in and out of the ring that is hard to match.

Joe's wrestling journey has seen him achieve various levels of success in organizations like Ring Of Honor and TNA. His time with WWE was a mixed bag, marked by high expectations and equally significant disappointments. However, under the AEW banner, Joe has experienced a resurgence in his career, a testament to his enduring appeal and skill as a top-tier wrestler.

Joe's rise as AEW World Champion is not just a change in the titleholder; it's a shift in the narrative and style of the promotion. With his extensive experience and undeniable charisma, Samoa Joe is set to redefine what it means to be at the pinnacle of professional wrestling in AEW, promising exciting times ahead for fans and competitors alike.

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