Samoa Joe has set himself apart from other wrestlers, establishing himself as one of the big names in the profession. Among the various ways via which he has distinguished himself, The Samoa Submission Machine stands out as a nickname that can induce palpitation of the heart in an opponent.
The man behind the alias is one of the nightmares in the wrestling sports; his outstanding performance has always put his opponents at an instant disadvantage and when the submission machine strikes, it is a killer blow.
Since the brutal wrestler stormed the wrestling world, he has been on a steady rise and, his vicious assault of other wrestlers in the ring has been continuously featured on several platforms to the delight of the wrestling universe. The likes of Brock Lesnar, Seth Rollins, Finn Bálor, and Roman Reigns have not been spared from his lethal skills.
Samoa Joe Biography
King Joe as he’s fondly called, was born as Nuufolau Joel Seanoa in Orange County, California, on the 17th day of March 1976. During his formative years, the budding wrestler spent a great deal of time in Ewa Beach, Hawaii. A Polynesian dance troupe known as Tiare Productions which was founded by his parents gave him the platform to perform on stage. He made his first stage appearance at the Summer Olympics opening in 1984 when he just turned five.
During his years in high school, he was an all-league football player and also a State Junior Judo Champion. At one point in the rising star’s life, he worked in a mortgage brokerage firm. Samoa Joe received his high school education at Ocean View High School.
Today, his manoeuvres in the wrestling game leave the WWE Universe almost in awe. More to that, this bloke has carved a special place for himself in Europe, Japan, as well as other American top independent promotions. Before his stint with the WWE commenced, his path crossed with other remarkable figures in the profession like Sami Zayn, John Cena, Kevin Owens, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Daniel Bryan.
His WWE Career
The Samoa Submission Machine has been described by many as a real hybrid wrestler. With his mixture of submission holds and lethal kicks, his opponents have a little chance of defeating the wrestling champ.
His career with WWE took off in 2014 when he was officially signed, he made his debut with NXT sometime in May 2015. The famed wrestler defeated and equally lost to a handful of opponents during his time with NXT.
From 2017 to 2018, Samoa was on a rampage. During his Universal Championship pursuits, he faced several fine wrestlers. The 2018 WWE Superstar Shake-up saw him move to the SmackDown brand where he’s so far, struggled to survive. As at the time of this report, he could only brag about winning two NXT Championship and the 2015 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic which he won with Finn Balor.
Net Worth – How Rich Is He?
It is said that King Joe has an estimated net worth of $4 million which he accumulated over the years from his paychecks, steaming from the various contracts he has inked. Currently, he earns more than $600 thousand annually.
Samoa Joe’s Wife
It is common knowledge that the WWE star is married; he married his longtime girlfriend Jessica Seanoa who is also a wrestler on the 27th of July 2007.
Unlike a good number of wrestling-lovers who weren’t able to nurture their love, King Joe and Jessica Seanoa’s union has been a happy one. They are happily living together – divorce or separation appears to be very far from them. The couple doesn’t have any kids yet but this might change in the nearest future.
Other Facts About King Joe
- Height and Body Stats
Samoa Joe is definitely an imposing wrestler. He stands at an admirable height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) and weighs 128 kg (282 lb). Sporting black hair and hazel eyes, his body measurements are as stipulated below:
Chest Size: 51 inches
Waist Size: 38 inches
Biceps: 18 inches
- Social Media Presence
The American born wrestler is known to be active on social media sites, especially on Twitter where he has garnered huge followers.
- The Things He Likes
This wrestler is a big fan of video games which he regards as his favourite hobby. His favourite wrestler is Nobuhiko Takada better known as a Japanese mixed martial artist and, 1994 drama film – The Shawshank Redemption – is his best.