As WWE and Samoa Joe negotiate a contract. I think its a perfect time to take a look back at his wrestling career.
Joe graduated wrestling school in 1999. Where after his debut he was signed to a former developmental affiliate of WWE called UPW. Joe feuded with a guy you might of heard of him named John Cena. John Cena was going under the name "The Prototype". As you might've guessed the feud was short lived. Joe appeared on WWE program Jakked
Joe then went on to become the longest reigning UPW champions ever. Ever then in 2001. Shocking news happened when Jim Ross and Bruce Pritchard told him this.
"You have no future in pro wrestling" - Jim Ross and Bruce Pritchard
Well that ended his time in WWE's developmental. Joe moved onto Japan and kept on practicing his craft. Joe then in 2002 went to a company that showcased the best in the Indies. Joe went to Ring of Honor. Joe would face many greats like Christopher Daniels, Nigel McGuiness, Low Ki, Jay Lethal, Austin Aries, CM Punk, Kenta Kobashi (CM Punk), Seth Rollins, Daniel Bryan, and Chris Hero. Joe rised to stardom in Ring of Honor very quickly. Becoming champion and having many classic showdowns with CM Punk. Joe accomplished all he could accomplish in Ring of Honor. Samoa Joe decided to go to another new company on the rise that company was TNA.
Joe came into TNA with a monster type winning streak. This is wear Samoa Joe was dubbed the "Samoan Submission Machine". Samoa Joe was a founding father of the X Division in my eyes. Showing that not only Cruiserweights could compete at a high octane level. Triple threat matches with AJ Styles and Christopher Daniels would put not only Joe but TNA on the spot. Joe once again would rise and win the TNA X Division title. Joe would reach the mountain top of TNA only once holding there most prestigious belt. Which is very odd because Samoa Joe worked with TNA between 2005-2015 and he only got 1 heavyweight title reign. Joe was member of both Main Event Mafia's. Joe teamed with Magnus and even had a short feud with Magnus. In 2014 Joe remerged as a threat in the X division capturing the X Division championship only to vacant the title and take time off. Joe would return as a member of MVP's BDC. After that Joe's contract was up and both parties didn't come to a new agreement.
What does the future hold?
Well Joe is going to make a return to Ring of Honor. He will be fighting Kyle O Reilly and ACH in the two events that he is booked.
Joe is also negotiating with WWE. WWE most likely will give him a short stint in NXT. Before calling him up to the Main roster. Joe's career has been a very long and successful one. Once Joe gets to NXT that will be one more thing off his bucket list.
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