Samoa Joe

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Samoa Joe
Ring name(s) King Joe
Samoa Joe
Samoan Joe
Joe Seanoa
Billed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Billed weight 280 lb (130 kg)
Born March 17, 1979 (1979-03-17) (age 35)
Orange County, California
Resides Orange County, California
Billed from The Isle of Samoa
Trained by Cincinnati Red
John Delayo
William Regal
Yoshiaki Fujiwara
Johnny Hemp
Debut September 1999

Nuufolau Joel "Joe" Seanoa (born March 17, 1979) is an American professional wrestler. He currently works for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling under the ring name, Samoa Joe.

He also wrestled for Ring of Honor (ROH) 2002 to 2007. During his time in ROH, he held the ROH World Championship for a record 21 months.

Championships[change | edit source]

  • Ballpark Brawl
    • Natural Heavyweight Championship (1 time)1
  • Extreme Wrestling Federation
    • Xtreme 8 Tournament (2006)
  • Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South
    • Revolution Strong Style Tournament (2004)
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • He was ranked #4 of the 500 best singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2006.[1]
    • He was ranked #4 of the 500 best singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2008.[2]
    • PWI Feud of the Year (2007) (vs. Kurt Angle)[3]
    • PWI Most Popular Wrestler of the Year (2006)[4]
  • Pro Wrestling Zero1-Max
    • NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Championship (one time)2 (with Keiji Sakoda)
  • Pure Wrestling Association
    • PWA Pure Wrestling Championship (one time)
  • SoCal Uncensored
    • Rookie of the Year (2000)[8]
  • Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
    • TNA World Heavyweight Championship (one time)[9]
    • TNA Television Championship (one time)[10]
    • TNA World Tag Team Championship (two times) (by himself (one),3 with Magnus (one))[9]
    • TNA X Division Championship (four times)[9]
    • King of the Mountain (2008)[11]
    • Maximum Impact Tournament (2011)[12]
    • Super X Cup (2005)
    • Turkey Bowl (2007)
    • Feast or Fired (2009 – TNA World Heavyweight Championship contract)
    • Wild Card Tournament (2011) (with Magnus)[13]
    • Third TNA Grand Slam Champion (one time)[14]
    • Third TNA Triple Crown Champion (one time)[9]
    • Mr. TNA (2006)[15]
    • Mr. X Division (2006)[15]
    • Feud of the Year (2006–2007) (with Kurt Angle)[15][16]
    • Finisher of the Year (2007) (Muscle Buster)[16]
  • Twin Wrestling Entertainment
    • TWE Heavyweight Championship (one time)
  • Ultimate Pro Wrestling
    • UPW Heavyweight Championship (one time)
    • UPW No Hold Barred Championship (two times)
  • United Independent Wrestling Alliance
    • UIWA Tag Team Championship (two times)
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards
    • 5 Star Match (2004) (vs. CM Punk at ROH Joe vs. Punk II on October 16)
    • 5 Star Match (2005) (vs. AJ Styles and Christopher Daniels at TNA Unbreakable on September 11)[17]
    • 5 Star Match (2005) (vs. Kenta Kobashi at ROH Joe vs. Kobashi on October 1)
    • Best Brawler (2006)
    • Match of the Year (2005) (vs. Kenta Kobashi, ROH Joe vs. Kobashi, October 1)
    • Most Outstanding Wrestler (2005)

1After he was stripped of the title, his reign was stricken from the promotion's records and the title returned to the opponent that he beat, Eddie Osbourne.

2After the title was vacated, Joe and Sakoda's reign was stricken from the promotion's records.

2He held the title by himself during his first reign.

References[change | edit source]

  1. "PWI Top 500 - 2006". Wrestling Information Archive. http://web.archive.org/web/20061026090702/http://www.100megsfree4.com/wiawrestling/pages/pwi/pwi50006.htm. Retrieved 2013-12-1.
  2. "The Complete 'PWI 500' List For 2008". Wrestling Information Archive. http://web.archive.org/web/20080919033440/http://www.wrestlinginc.com/news/2008/918/randy_orton_346514.shtml. Retrieved 2013-12-1.
  3. "PWI Feud of the Year". Wrestling Information Archive. http://web.archive.org/web/20080516051952/http://www.100megsfree4.com/wiawrestling/pages/pwi/pwifoty.htm. Retrieved 2013-12-1.
  4. "PWI Most Popular Wrestler of the Year". Wrestling Information Archive. http://web.archive.org/web/20110905045036/http://www.100megsfree4.com/wiawrestling/pages/pwi/pwimpoty.htm. Retrieved 2013-12-1.
  5. "Great Voyage 2012 in Ryogoku ~力皇猛引退セレモニー~". Pro Wrestling Noah (in Japanese). http://www.noah.co.jp/result.php?tour_id=989. Retrieved 2013-12-1.
  6. "Ring Of Honor Pure Championship". Ring of Honor. http://web.archive.org/web/20100404064124/http://www.rohwrestling.com/rohpuretitle.php. Retrieved 2013-12-1.
  7. "Ring of Honor Title". Ring of Honor. http://web.archive.org/web/20100412035906/http://www.rohwrestling.com/rohworldtitle.php. Retrieved 2013-12-1.
  8. "SoCal Uncensored Awards 1999 and 2000". SoCal Uncensored. http://web.archive.org/web/20050213053416/http://www.socaluncensored.com/titles/awards/scw99.htm. Retrieved 2013-12-1.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 "Total Nonstop Action Wrestling official title histories". Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. http://web.archive.org/web/20080621092719/http://www.tnawrestling.com/content/view/218/84/. Retrieved 2013-12-1.
  10. "Caldwell's TNA Impact Results 9/27: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live Impact - new TV champ, BFG PPV hype, Hogan at the Clubhouse". Pro Wrestling Torch. http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/tnaimpact/article_65457.shtml#.UpuIAMRDsbE. Retrieved 2013-12-1.
  11. "Slammiversary PPV Results - 6/8 - Southaven, MS (KOTM, AJ & Angle)". WrestleView. http://www.wrestleview.com/news2008/1212984742.shtml. Retrieved 2013-12-1.
  12. "Video - Samoa Joe earns TNA World Title shot". Pro Wrestling Torch. http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/quicknews/article_56640.shtml#.UpuJp8RDsbE. Retrieved 2013-12-1.
  13. "McQuade's TNA Impact Wrestling report 1/5: Review of final Genesis PPV hype, six-man tag main event, tournament finals". Pro Wrestling Torch. http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/tnaimpact/article_56657.shtml#.UpuKAMRDsbE. Retrieved 2013-12-1.
  14. "Impact: Hogan, Sting head to clubhouse". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2012/09/28/20241536.html. Retrieved 2013-12-1.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 "Impact: Angle gets his rematch against Mr. TNA". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2006/12/29/3059786.html. Retrieved 2013-12-1.
  16. 16.0 16.1 "Full 2007 TNA Year-End Awards Results: Finisher, Tag Team, Feud, more". WrestleView. http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2006/12/29/3059786.html. Retrieved 2013-12-1.
  17. "Daniels feels Detroit's economy won't hurt this Sunday's PPV". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2009/06/15/pf-9808061.html. Retrieved 2013-12-1.

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