For those who do not know him for his wrestling wits, they may have probably known him for his name which is one of the weirdest in the world of wrestling; The Samoa Submission Machine stands. More popular as Samoa Joe, the wrestler has grown to become one of the most respected names in the wrestling ring.
Having started his career as a wrestler in 1999, he has come to be involved in many promotions including Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) and Ring of Honor (ROH), excelling in both. Samoa currently plies his trade in the WWE(World Wrestling Entertainment) performing on the Raw brand.
He has slugged it out with big names in the ring including Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, and Brock Lesnar among many others. In most of these fights, Joe came out with the last laugh. Also, he has won many titles in his career that has sustained for more than 2 decades including 3 titles in the WWE, 2 Ultimate Pro Wrestling titles, and many Total Nonstop Action Wrestling among others.
The Career Success of Samoa Joe
It was on 17 March 1976, that the wrestler who has gained fame as King Joe was born Nuufolau Joel Seanoa in Orange County, California. Since he was a little child, he has always been drawn to wrestling and thanks to a Polynesian dance troupe — Tiare Productions — that his parents formed, he got a stage to start performing as a dancer.
Although the first time Joe made his appearance was at the Summer Olympics opening in 1984 at the age of 5, his fame as a wrestler came much later. Before wrestling, he was an all-league football player in Ocean View High School as well as a State Junior Judo Champion. He proceeded to work in a mortgage brokerage firm before he started his career as a wrestler.
In 1999, he made his debut slugging it out against Jess Hansen. Next, he joined the Ultimate Pro Wrestling only a year later and remained there until 2001 when he joined Pro Wrestling Zero-One. In 2002, Samoa Joe moved to Ring of Honor where he first became famous. He was there until 2008.
Often regarded as a real hybrid wrestler, The Samoa Submission Machine soon became known for his lethal kicks.
He went on to fight in the Total Nonstop Action Wrestling and other promotions before he found himself in the WWE in 2015 when he fought in the NXT. He first signed for the promotion in 2015. From this point, he continued to rise in the promotion, recording some amazing successes.
Joe won the NXT Championships twice as well as a Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic after teaming up with Finn Bálor. Also, he won the WWE United States Championship twice thus far. He has also won many other titles in previous promotions including the ROH Pure Championship and ROH World Championship in Ring of Honor. However, it was in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling that he made the most name for himself having taken home many tiles such as the TNA Television Championship and TNA World Heavyweight Championship.
Samoa Joe was recognized by Pro Wrestling Illustrated as the Most Popular Wrestler of The Year in 2006 while the Wrestling Observer Newsletter honored him in 2015 as the Most Outstanding Wrestler.
How Rich is Samoa Joe?
Samoa Joe has enjoyed a great career over the years. Not only has he earned many titles, in addition, he has also been named among the most famous wrestlers at different points. Thanks to all these, he has a net worth estimated to be $5 million in 2019. He has come by the better part of his fortune from his involvement in the WWE.
Things You Didn’t Know About His Wife and Their Family
In the world of celebrities, divorce has become one of those things that no more surprises anyone. However, there are still a handful of individuals who have been able to make their marriages work for more than a decade and still counting. You will find Samoa Joe in this class.
The WWE star is married to Jessica Seanoa, a woman that he dated for a long time before deciding to walk down the aisle with on the 27th of July 2007 in a private event that had the attendance of those very close to the couple.
Although there is no information as regards how they met, the two have managed to remain together more than 10 years after they got married. More so, they are still yet to have kids.
Joe and Jessica have come a long way since they got married. One of the main reasons speculated behind their lasting marriage is how they have managed to keep all their private matters away from the public and all the scrutiny that comes with it. More so, though they do not display affection for each other publicly, they are believed to love each other deeply, which also contributes to why they are still together this long.