29 Facts About Samoa Joe

1. Samoa Joe held the title by himself during his first reign.

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2. Samoa Joe was a part of Team SmackDown against Team Raw at Survivor Series in the traditional 5 on 5 tag team elimination match but was quickly eliminated by Drew McIntyre.

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3. On May 20, 2015 at NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable, Samoa Joe made his debut during the main event, stopping Kevin Owens from attacking an injured Sami Zayn with a chair and having a stare-down with Owens.

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4. On October 25, 2007, Samoa Joe made his debut for Pro Wrestling Noah at the Yokohoma Red Brickhouse, where he teamed with Yoshihiro Takayama to take on the team of Mitsuharu Misawa and Takeshi Morishima.

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5. Samoa Joe went on to win the match by disqualification after taking a hit from a wrench by EC3 after an interference by Rockstar Spud.

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6. Samoa Joe was then challenged to a match by Booker T at Victory Road, which he accepted.

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7. Samoa Joe went five minutes overtime and ranted against Hall, Nash and some other superstars, which legitimately upset Nash and TNA President Dixie Carter at ringside.

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8. Samoa Joe was then announced as the teammate of Kevin Nash and Scott Hall in their match against the Angle Alliance at Turning Point.

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9. On January 14, 2007 at Final Resolution, Samoa Joe faced Angle in a thirty-minute Iron Man match.

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10. Samoa Joe added Scott Steiner to his undefeated streak, at Slammiversary.

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11. Samoa Joe explained this by stating that he agreed to only watch Sting's back "from bell to bell", but still had issues with Steiner.

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12. Samoa Joe was then taken out of the X Division and matched with an initially unannounced opponent.

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13. Samoa Joe was a participant in the Christopher Daniels Invitational Super X Cup, defeating Sonjay Dutt and Alex Shelley to advance to the tournament finals at Sacrifice.

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14. On June 14, 2005, it was announced that Samoa Joe had signed a contract with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.

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15. Samoa Joe made his to date final PWG appearance on April 8, 2007, when he defeated Low Ki in a singles match.

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16. From 2003 to 2007, Samoa Joe made several appearances for Southern California promotion Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, making his debut on November 15, 2003, when he defeated CM Punk in a singles match.

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17. On November 22, 2008, Samoa Joe made a one night only return for Rising Above, defeating Tyler Black in a non-pay-per-view main event.

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18. Samoa Joe helped ROH dominate in the match, until, after picking up CZW wrestler Chris Hero for one of his finishers, the Muscle Buster, he was attacked by fellow ROH wrestler Bryan Danielson.

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19. In 2006, Samoa Joe was one of the principal wrestlers representing Ring of Honor in their war against rival Philadelphia promotion Combat Zone Wrestling.

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20. Samoa Joe proved to be a formidable opponent for Kobashi, in a back and forth match, which Dave Meltzer again gave a five-star rating.

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21. Samoa Joe held that title for twenty one months before losing it to Austin Aries at "Final Battle 2004" on December 26, 2004.

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22. Samoa Joe quickly rose through the ranks and became ROH Champion, defeating Xavier for the belt, which soon became the ROH World Championship on May 17, 2003 after defeating The Zebra Kid at "Frontiers of Honor" in London, England.

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23. Samoa Joe made his debut at "Glory by Honor" as Christopher Daniels's "hired assassin", brought in to take out Daniels's chief enemy, Low Ki.

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24. In June 2001, Samoa Joe made his way to Japan, wrestling for Shinya Hashimoto's Pro Wrestling Zero-One promotion, fighting in its Shingeki series of pay-per-views, as well as the annual Burning Heart tournaments.

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25. Samoa Joe debuted in December 1999 in a match against "Uncle" Jess Hansen just three months after beginning training.

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26. Samoa Joe became a California State Junior Judo Champion and was an all league football player while attending Ocean View High School.

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27. Samoa Joe resided mainly in Huntington Beach and spent time during his childhood in ʻEwa Beach, Hawaii.

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28. Samoa Joe established himself in ROH from the promotion's beginning in 2002, holding the ROH World Championship for a record 21 months from March 2003 to December 2004.

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29. Samoa Joe was previously best known for his time with promotions Total Nonstop Action Wrestling and Ring of Honor (ROH).

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