Samoa Joe

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Samoa Joe
Birth nameNuufolau Joel Seanoa
Born (1979-03-17) March 17, 1979 (age 42)
Orange County, California,
United States
Lives inOrange County, California,
United States[1]
Spouse(s)
Jessica Seanoa (m. 2007)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Joe Seanoa
King Joe[2]
Samoa Joe
Billed height6 ft 2 in[1][3]
Billed fromHuntington Beach, California[3]
The Isle of Samoa
Trained byCincinnati Red
Johnny Hemp
DebutDecember 5, 1999

Nuufolau Joel "Joe" Seanoa (born March 17, 1979) is an American professional wrestler. He currently works for WWE on the Raw brand 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 | change 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.[4]
    • He was ranked #4 of the 500 best singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2008.[5]
    • PWI Feud of the Year (2007) (vs. Kurt Angle)[6]
    • PWI Most Popular Wrestler of the Year (2006)[7]
  • 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)[11]
  • Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
    • TNA World Heavyweight Championship (one time)[12]
    • TNA Television Championship (one time)[13]
    • TNA World Tag Team Championship (two times) (by himself (one),3 with Magnus (one))[12]
    • TNA X Division Championship (four times)[12]
    • King of the Mountain (2008)[14]
    • Maximum Impact Tournament (2011)[15]
    • Super X Cup (2005)
    • Turkey Bowl (2007)
    • Feast or Fired (2009 – TNA World Heavyweight Championship contract)
    • Wild Card Tournament (2011) (with Magnus)[16]
    • Third TNA Grand Slam Champion (one time)[17]
    • Third TNA Triple Crown Champion (one time)[12]
    • Mr. TNA (2006)[18]
    • Mr. X Division (2006)[18]
    • Feud of the Year (2006–2007) (with Kurt Angle)[18][19]
    • Finisher of the Year (2007) (Muscle Buster)[19]
  • 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)[20]
    • 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 | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Stats from Joe's TNA profile". TNA Wrestling.com. Retrieved September 16, 2008.
  2. Saalbach, Axel. "Wrestlingdata.com - The World's Largest Wrestling Database". wrestlingdata.com.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Samoa Joe". WWE.
  4. "PWI Top 500 - 2006". Wrestling Information Archive. Retrieved December 1, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. "The Complete 'PWI 500' List For 2008". Wrestling Information Archive. Retrieved December 1, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. "PWI Feud of the Year". Wrestling Information Archive. Retrieved December 1, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. "PWI Most Popular Wrestler of the Year". Wrestling Information Archive. Retrieved December 1, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. "Great Voyage 2012 in Ryogoku ~力皇猛引退セレモニー~". Pro Wrestling Noah (in Japanese). Archived from the original on August 12, 2012. Retrieved December 1, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. "Ring Of Honor Pure Championship". Ring of Honor. Retrieved December 1, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. "Ring of Honor Title". Ring of Honor. Retrieved December 1, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. "SoCal Uncensored Awards 1999 and 2000". SoCal Uncensored. Retrieved December 1, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 "Total Nonstop Action Wrestling official title histories". Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Retrieved December 1, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. "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. Retrieved December 1, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. "Slammiversary PPV Results - 6/8 - Southaven, MS (KOTM, AJ & Angle)". WrestleView. Retrieved December 1, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. "Video - Samoa Joe earns TNA World Title shot". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved December 1, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. "McQuade's TNA Impact Wrestling report 1/5: Review of final Genesis PPV hype, six-man tag main event, tournament finals". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved December 1, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. "Impact: Hogan, Sting head to clubhouse". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved December 1, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 "Impact: Angle gets his rematch against Mr. TNA". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved December 1, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. 19.0 19.1 "Full 2007 TNA Year-End Awards Results: Finisher, Tag Team, Feud, more". WrestleView. Retrieved December 1, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  20. "Daniels feels Detroit's economy won't hurt this Sunday's PPV". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved December 1, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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