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Samoa Joe



Photo credit: Lee South/Impact Wrestling

Real name: Joe Seannoa
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 280 lbs.
Date of birth: March 17, 1979
Hometown: Orange County, CA
Pro debut: December 1999
Trained by: Cincinnati Red & Johnny Hemp
Finishing move: Coquina Clutch

Biography

- Samoa Joe defeated Christopher Daniels on March 14, 2001 in Santa Ana, CA to capture the UPW (Ultimate Pro Wrestling) title.
- Samoa Joe successfully defended the UPW title against Tommy Dreamer on April 25, 2001.
- On March 22, 2003, Samoa Joe defeated Xavier in Philadelphia, PA to claim the Ring of Honor title.
- On June 14, 2005, Joe signed with TNA.
- At the TNA 2005 Slammiversary PPV, Samoa Joe defeated Sonjay Dutt in his TNA debut.
- At the 2005 No Surrender PPV, Samoa Joe defeated Chris Sabin.
- Samoa Joe defeated AJ Styles at the 2005 Sacrifice PPV to win the Super X Cup trophey.
- At TNA’s Bound for Glory PPV, Samoa Joe defeated Jushin “Thunder” Liger.
- Samoa Joe, Christopher Daniels, Alex Shelley, and Roderick Strong defeated Austin Aries, Sonjay Dutt, Matt Bentley and Chris Sabin in an elimination match at Genesis ’05.
- At Turning Point ’05, Samoa Joe defeated AJ Styles to capture the X-division title in Orlando, FL.
- Samoa Joe defeated Christopher Daniels at the 2006 Final Resolution PPV when AJ Styles threw in the towel to stop the match.
- At Against All Odds ’06, Samoa Joe defeated Daniels and Styles in a three way match to retain the X division title.
- At the April 10, 2006 Impact taping in Orlando, FL, Samoa Joe defeated Daniels to regain the x division title.
- Samoa Joe defeated Sabu at the 2006 Lockdown PPV to retain the X-division title.
- At Sacrifice ’06, Samoa Joe and Sting defeated Jeff Jarrett and Scott Steiner.
- At Slammiversary ’06, Samoa Joe defeated Scott Steiner.
- Samoa Joe defeated Monty Brown and Rhino at Hard Justice ’06 in a “fall count anywhere” match.
- On September 3, 2006 in Ocala, FL, Samoa Joe defeatd Dory Funk Jr. in a “lumberjack” match.
- Samoa Joe defeated Jeff Jarrett at the 2006 No Surrender PPV in a “fans revenge (non-title)” match.
- At Bound for Glory ’06, Samoa Joe won the Monster’s Ball Match over Raven, Abyss and Brother Runt with Jake “The Snake” Roberts as the special guest enforcer.
- Samoa Joe forced Kurt Angle to tap out at Turning Point ’06 in the re-match from Genesis ’06.
- At Lockdown ’07, Team Angle (Kurt Angle, Sting, Rhino, Samoa Joe, and Jeff Jarrett) defeated Team Cage (Christian Cage, Scott Steiner, Abyss, Tomko, and AJ Styles) in a lethal lockdown cage match.
- Samoa Joe defeated AJ Styles at Sacrifice ’07.
- At the June 19, 2007 Impact tapings in Orlando, FL, Samoa Joe defeated Chris Sabin and Jay Lethal in a 3-way to win the X-division Title.
- At Bound for Glory ’07, Samoa Joe defeated Christian Cage. Matt Morgan served as the Special Guest Enforcer.
- Samoa Joe defeated Robert Roode at Genesis ’07.
- At Destination X ’08, Samoa Joe, Kevin Nash, and Christian Cage defeated The Angle Alliance (Kurt Angle, A.J. Styles and Tomko).
- Samoa Joe defeated Kurt Angle in a “cage” match at Lockdown ’08 in Lowell, MA to capture the TNA World Heavyweight title.
- At Sacrifice ’08, Joe defeated Scott Steiner and Kaz (subbing for Kurt Angle) to retain the TNA title.
- Samoa Joe defeated Robert Roode, Booker T, Christian Cage, and Rhino in a “King of the Mountain” match to retain the TNA title.
- At Hard Justice ’08, Samoa Joe defeated Booker T to retain the TNA title.
- At No Surrender ’08, Samoa Joe remained TNA champion by beating Kurt Angle and Christian Cage.
- At Lockdown ’09, Team Jarrett (Jarrett, Samoa Joe, AJ Styles and Christopher Daniels) defeated Team Angle (Kurt Angle, Booker T, Kevin Nash, and Scott Steiner) in a lethal lockdown cage match.
- Samoa Joe defeated Kevin Nash at the 2009 Sacrifice PPV.
- At Victory Road ’09, Joe defeated Sting. Taz debuted as his secret adviser.
- At Hard Justice ’09, Joe (with Taz) defeated Homicide to win the X Division title.
- At Against All Odds ’12, Joe and Magnus defeated Crimson and Matt Morgan in Orlando, FL to capture the TNA Tag Team titles.
- On July 22, 2012, Magnus and Samoa Joe defeated Akitoshi Saito & Jun Akiyama in Tokyo, Japan to capture the GHC (Global Honored Crown) Tag Team championship.
- On the September 27, 2012 episode of Impact Wrestling, Joe defeated Mr. Anderson to win the vacant TNA Television Championship, making him TNA’s third Grand Slam Champion.

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