Samoa Joe is best known for his long-time TNA militancy, where he served from 2005 to 2015. He remained undefeated from June 19, 2005, to November 19, 2006, before taking his first defeat to Kurt Angle during the pay-per-view 'Genesis'
In Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, Joe has once held the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, the TNA Television Championship, the TNA World Tag Team Championship, and the TNA X Division Championship five times. Samoa has also won several awards in WWE, having won the United States Championship and the NXT Championship (three times).
After being fired from the company on April 15, 2021, Joe made his comeback on the June 15 episode of NXT at the behest of Triple H. On September 12, he had to vacate his belt due to a serious injury. During the latest edition of 'Talk Is Jericho', WWE legend Kurt Angle had beautiful words for Samoa Joe.
Kurt Angle opens up on Samoa Joe
“Samoa Joe was very physical, but he also possessed excellent technique. We're talking about one of the best athletes he has ever worked with in the ring, which speaks volumes about his abilities.
Don't forget that Samoa weighs around 300 pounds, he could really be a bodybuilder if he so wished. I think too often what he is able to do on the square is underestimated” - explained Kurt Angle. The former Olympic gold medalist also spoke of the recent feud between Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch: “I'm a huge fan of both, but I am absolutely convinced that Charlotte has what it takes to be number 1 in the world.
I am not referring only to the female roster, but also to the male one. If I would agree to be defeated by a woman? Of course, I wouldn't have any problems. I'd do it for a superstar like Charlotte. You have revolutionized this business and contributed to the rise of the women's division in recent years.
If she fought against a man, I guarantee you that she would not disfigure." During the podcast, Samoa Joe spoke about the different working environments in TNA and WWE. He detailed that the TNA locker room was easy to work in while WWE was a more organized place and much larger in scale.
"You know, TNA, obviously the locker room is awesome. Backstage at times could be chaotic. It was very easy going in a good way. Especially in TNA, a lot of people wanted to work together to help each other and help get each other over," said Samoa Joe.
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