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Samoa Joe suffers dislocated jaw at NXT Takeover

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After the NXT Takeover match between Samoa Joe and Shinsuke Nakamura, the referee threw the X hand sign to signal to the back that there’s a legit injury. When Nakamura landed his first Kinshasa, he got Joe pretty good in the jaw and Joe was holding his mouth for a while. The second Kinshasa did the same damage, if not more, as Nakamura once...

Steel cage match to headline June 8 NXT Takeover show

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The June 8 NXT Takeover show will be headlined by Samoa Joe vs Finn Balor for the NXT title in a steel cage match. The announcement was made this morning by NXT General Manager William Regal during a contract signing at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, which was broadcast on Facebook Live. This will be the first time that a steel...

Huge brawl between Joe and Balor ends NXT show in Portland

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Yesterday’s non-televised NXT live event in Portland, Oregon ended with a massive brawl between Samoa Joe and Finn Balor which led to the whole locker room clearing out to separate the two. The brawl – to advance the storyline between the two heading into the upcoming NXT Takeover event in June – will have some ramifications as NXT...

Samoa Joe wins NXT title at non-televised live event

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At yesterday’s non-televised live event in Lowell, Massachusetts, Samoa Joe defeated Finn Balor to capture the NXT title. It is very rare that a title change happens at a regular house show but it happened before, most notably when Bret Hart defeated Ric Flair for the then WWF title in the early 90s. Joe secured the pin after hitting the...

Samoa Joe added to the NXT Takeover: Brooklyn card

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Samoa Joe has been added to the NXT Takeover: Brooklyn special event on the night before SummerSlam in a match against Baron Corbin. Joe made his NXT debut at the previous Takeover event at Full Sail University this past May, showing up after the main event confronting the then NXT champion Kevin Owens. This is the fifth match on the NXT Takeover:...

Samoa Joe says goodbye to Ring Of Honor

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Samoa Joe wrestled his last match for Ring Of Honor yesterday in New York, teaming up with AJ Styles to take on The Addiction. Styles and Joe defeated Kazarian and Daniels and after the match was over all former TNA Superstars hugged each other as the guys from the back came out to say goodbye. Joe had a long career in Ring of Honor, starting...

Samoa Joe makes NXT wrestling debut tonight

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Samoa Joe will make his NXT wrestling debut on tonight’s episode which airs on the WWE Network. Joe will be in the main event wrestling Scott Dawson with Kevin Owens on commentary. This was taped the day after the NXT Takeover: Unstoppable WWE Network special which was Joe’s NXT debut. The former TNA champion will wrestle for the last time for...

Tyson Kidd injured after taking Samoa Joe’s finisher

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Former WWE tag team title holder Tyson Kidd has apparently been injured during the closing moments of his dark match against Samoa Joe this past Monday. Joe performed his Muscle Buster finishing move on Kidd and the Canadian landed hard on his neck. PWInsider.com reports that the rumor is that Kidd will be out for months. So far WWE has not...

Samoa Joe signs full-time deal with WWE

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According to PWTorch.com, former TNA champion Samoa Joe is now a full-time WWE Superstar as he has now signed a regular deal with the company. Joe was on a special deal that would allow him to work some NXT shows and also keep his indy commitments while WWE also had the rights to sell his merchandise on WWEShop.com and at arenas. The Pro Wrestling...

Samoa Joe wrestles at NXT tapings

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Samoa Joe made his NXT wrestling debut during the NXT television tapings yesterday at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. NXT taped a month worth of television tapings in one day and Joe’s first match will be airing on the June 10 episode, which was the third episode filmed on the day. He will also be wrestling on the June 17...

Samoa Joe makes his NXT debut at Takeover: Unstoppable

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Former TNA World champion Samoa Joe made his long-anticipated debut in NXT last night during the final moments of NXT Takeover: Unstoppable. Joe came out after Kevin Owens destroyed Sami Zayn and then attacked William Regal after the main event was over. The two faced off as the crowd went bananas however the NXT champion backed off and avoided...

Samoa Joe rumored to debut this Wednesday at NXT Takeover

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Reddit user FalconArrow, who over the past few days correctly reported the return of the Elimination Chamber, and the involvement of Rhyno and Tommy Dreamer at NXT in Philly, is now reporting that Samoa Joe has signed a deal with WWE and will be making his debut this Wednesday on NXT. The anonymous user has been verified by the r/SquaredCircle...

Samoa Joe backstage at NXT television tapings

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PWInsider.com is reporting that former TNA champion Samoa Joe was backstage at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida, yesterday at the NXT television tapings. Joe, who left TNA a couple of months ago, is rumored to start working for WWE soon with NXT being his initial home. WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross, who was also at the show, wrote on...

Samoa Joe make surprise appearance at JR’s Ringside show

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Jim Ross had a special guest at his RINGSIDE show yesterday afternoon and that guest was none other than former TNA champion Samoa Joe. Joe has been hinting about signing with the WWE over the past couple of weeks and pretty much stopped short of confirming that he is heading there. Rumors are that Joe will soon report to NXT first before popping...

Samoa Joe’s final TNA television appearance tonight on Impact

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Tonight’s Impact Wrestling will feature the last time Samoa Joe appears on TNA television, at least for the time being, as Joe has opted to part ways with the company. ”Thx for 9 great yrs. You’ll ALWAYS be part of the TNA family. Wishing u much happiness,” tweeted TNA President Dixie Carter ahead of tonight’s broadcast. Joe...

Co-workers of Samoa Joe react to his TNA departure on Twitter

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The departure of Samoa Joe from TNA Wrestling led to several of his peers write about him on their Twitter feed today. Leading the compliments was Kurt Angle, a man who had some epic feuds with Joe himself when he arrived in TNA. “To @SamoaJoe – 1 of the very best I’ve ever had the privilege to wrestle. Many Blessings to you and your...

Samoa Joe leaves TNA Wrestling

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TNA has lost one of its longest serving employees as Samoa Joe announced yesterday that he is no longer working for the company in a short tweet. “I have decided to part ways with @ImpactWrestling. My very best to them moving forward, and my eternal thanks to the fans,” Joe wrote. He did not elaborate further as to why he’s...

Samoa Joe wins the vacated TNA TV title

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Yesterday night on IMPACT, Samoa Joe became the third ever TNA Grand Slam champion, defeating Mr. Anderson for the vacated TNA TV title. The TNA TV title was vacated after Devon left the company as the champion and negotiations to bring him back for one more match to drop the title on the show did not result into anything. Since joining TNA in...