Samoa Joe

  • Born: 03/17/1979 in Orange County, California
  • Birthname: Samoa Joe
  • Height & Weight: 6'1", 289 Ib
Titles Won:
  • TNA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Third TNA Grand Slam Champion (1 time)
  • Third TNA Triple Crown Champion (1 time)
  • ROH World Championship (1 time)
  • NXT Championship (1 time)

Before debuting in TNA in June 2005, Seanoa competed in Ring of Honor (ROH), where he held the ROH World Championship for a record 21 months. Upon joining TNA, Seanoa embarked upon an 18 month-long undefeated streak, in which he never lost a match by pinfall or submission. That streak came to an end at the Genesis event in 2006, when he tapped out to Kurt Angle’s ankle lock submission hold.

Throughout his career, Seanoa has won numerous championships, including a dozen between ROH, TNA, and Japan. He’s held the ROH World Championship and the ROH Pure Championship once each, the TNA World Heavyweight Championship once, five X Division Championships, two TNA World Tag Team Championships, one TNA Television Championship, and in the Japanese promotion Pro Wrestling Noah, he’s a former GHC Tag Team Champion with fellow TNA wrestler Magnus. He has also won the 2005 Super X Cup Tournament, the 2008 King of the Mountain match (the only one to retain the world championship in the match), the TNA Triple Crown, and the TNA Grand Slam.

After wrestling in TNA for over a decade, Samoa Joe left the promotion. He debuted on WWE NXT shortly after, and confronted NXT Champion Kevin Owens.

Notable Matches

vs AJ Styles at Turning Point 2005

vs AJ Styles vs Christopher Daniels at Unbreakable 2005

vs Kurt Angle at Genesis 2006

vs CM Punk at ROH Joe vs Punk II 2004

vs Kurt Angle at Lockdown 2008

vs Xavier at ROH Night of Champions 2003

vs Kenta Kobashi at ROH Joe vs. Kobashi 2005

Notable Feuds

vs Kurt Angle

vs CM Punk

vs AJ Styles

vs Christopher Daniels

vs Magnus

Other Notable Achievements

ROH Pure Championship (1 time)

TNA Television Championship (1 time)

TNA X Division Championship (5 times)

TNA World Tag Team Championship (2 times) – by himself (1), with Magnus (1)

King of the Mountain (2008)

Maximum Impact Tournament (2011)

Super X Cup (2005)

Feast or Fired (2009 – World Heavyweight Championship contract)

TNA Turkey Bowl (2007)

Wild Card Tournament (2011) – with Magnus

Natural Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

Xtreme 8 Tournament (2006)

Mid-South Revolution Strong Style Tournament (2004)

GHC Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Magnus

NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Championship (1 time)1 – with Keiji Sakoda

PWA Pure Wrestling Championship (1 time)

TWE Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

UPW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

UPW No Holds Barred Championship (1 time)

UIWA Tag Team Championship (2 times)