Booker T, the two-time WWE Hall of Famer, recently spoke about Samoa Joe being released by WWE. Samoa Joe was one of WWE’s top signings the year he joined WWE. Before joining WWE, Joe was one of the most popular Impact Wrestling stars in the world.
WWE actually released 10 stars in the last week including, Samoa Joe, Peyton Royce, Mickie James, Mojo Rawley, Chelsea Green, Tucker, Wesley Blake, Billie Kay, Kalisto and Bo Dallas. However, many fans were extremely surprised to see Joe in that list of stars.
Joe’s last appearance in a WWE ring took place in February 2020. He stopped wrestling as he suffered multiple concussions in a short period of time. Since then, he has been doing commentary.
Booker T On Being Shocked After Finding Out That Somoa Joe Was Released
Booker T spoke about Joe’s release on his podcast.
He stated that he was shocked when he found out that Joe was released by WWE. Booker T stated that Joe would do everything that the WWE asked him to do, so he should not have been released as he was a good employee. “The one name that stuck out among most was Samoa Joe,” Booker said.
“I always thought Joe was going to do that job but Joe is like me, he’s a utility guy. You need me over here, I’ll do that, you need me over there? I’ll do that and be content with actually doing that.
Not be consumed with man, I got to get back in the ring, I’m missing the boat. I just did not see Joe as one of those guys. “Am I surprised that Joe was on the list? I must say, 100% I am. I don’t know the ramifications of what happened but I do think that it’s a loss for the company.
Joe is going to make a huge impact wherever he goes working for somebody else, that’s just the way I see it”. Both members of the IIconics were also released by WWE. After the group broke up, Peyton tried to wrestle as a solo star.
However, things simply could not work well for her. “I thought for a minute there it looked like they were getting ready to do something with Peyton Royce,” Booker T said. “I don’t know, when they broke the tag team up, Peyton Royce didn’t look so special.
Billie Kay stood out more than Peyton Royce and I thought Royce was the one that was going to go out and do some of the stuff I talk about. It seemed like as soon as the team broke up she just did not look like a superstar”.