Why WWE Didn’t Hire Samoa Joe Sooner

Oct 22, 2016 - by Steve Gerweck

Photo credit: Lee South/Impact Wrestling

Photo credit: Lee South/Impact Wrestling

During a recent appearance on the Something to Wrestle podcast, former WWE employee Bruce Prichard (Brother Love) was asked about why WWE didn’t hire Samoa Joe sooner.

Here is what Prichard said:

I’ll tell you why he wasn’t considered. [It] was because they thought he was a fat Samoan. He looked out of shape, he wasn’t the body type that Vince liked and they felt that it wouldn’t work

When asked why WWE signed Umaga, who had a similar body type as Joe, Prichard said Umaga was considered “one of the family” by the company.

Prichard also said that Vince had the same opinion of Mick Foley for awhile, stating that Foley “looked like a fat bum.”

source: THE SpOTLight

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