The former and a record three times WWE NXT champion Samoa Joe who is also a former two times WWE United States champion recently talked about signing with AEW. He was working in the ROH after his release from WWE.
Without any doubt Samoa Joe is one of the biggest names in professional wrestling history today. He joined WWE back in 2015. He started his WWE career through NXT and he became one of the biggest names in NXT at the time.
Samoa Joe Talks About Signing With AEW
Joe earned most of his fame from TNA Wrestling. In his decade long TNA career he achieved a lot of things before coming to WWE. NXT made him a star, something that he is in reality. But the main roster could not do justice to him. Unlike many other wrestlers who are a star back in NXT, but became Just another wrestler in the main roster.
WWE released Joe in April this year. But it was reported that reply she was extremely unhappy with the release of Samoa Joe. As a result he was brought back last week on NXT. First he did a managerial role, he was the enforcer of the general manager of the NXT William Regal.
Later he got involved in a feud with the then NXT Champion Karrion Kross and defeated him to win the NXT Championship for the third time. But he relinquished the title after the rebranding of the brand and never came back. Recently he got released from WWE again.
After he got released from WWE earlier this year, he started working in the Ring of Honor and he was doing quite good. After Tony Khan, the owner of AEW bought ROH, Joe started working in AEW simultaneously as well.
Samoa Joe who is also a former two times WWE United States champion recently spoke to AEW Unrestricted where he talked about signing with AEW. He was working in the ROH after his release from WWE. He said;
“It was a process. My agent and Tony, they kind of have a rapport. They’ve dealt with each other before. They got together brainstorming going back and forth. Then me and Tony got in touch. Tony has been right in contact with me, doing his best to get to me whenever the opportunity arose. I had a couple of discussions with Tony and it all worked out nicely.”
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