For those who don’t know him for his wrestling spirit, they may have known him for his name, which is one of the strongest in the world of wrestling; The Samoa Submission Machine stands for. More popular than Samoa Joe, the wrestler has become one of the most respected names in the wrestling ring.
After starting his career as a wrestler in 1999, he has been involved in many promotions, including Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) and Ring of Honor (ROH), and has excelled in both. Samoa is currently running his business in the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment), performing on the Raw brand.
He has competed in the ring with big names including Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Brock Lesnar and many others. In most of these fights, Joe came out with the last laugh. He has also won many titles in his career that has lasted for more than 2 decades, including 3 WWE titles, 2 Ultimate Pro Wrestling titles and many Total Nonstop Action Wrestling titles among others.
The Career Success of Samoa Joe
It was on March 17, 1976, that the wrestler who became famous as King Joe was born in Nuufolau Joel Seanoa in Orange County, California. Since his childhood, he was always drawn to wrestling, and thanks to a Polynesian dance company – Tiare Productions – which his parents founded, he got a stage to perform as a dancer.
Although Joe first appeared at the opening of the 1984 Summer Olympics at the age of 5, his fame as a wrestler came much later. Before wrestling, he was an all-league football player at Ocean View High School and a State Junior Judo Champion. Before he started his career as a wrestler, he worked in a mortgage brokerage firm.
He made his debut in 1999 when he fought Jess Hansen. Next, he joined Ultimate Pro Wrestling just one year later and stayed there until 2001 when he joined Pro Wrestling Zero-One. In 2002 Samoa Joe moved to the Ring of Honor where he became famous for the first time. He was there until 2008.
He continued to fight in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling and other promotions before fighting in the NXT at WWE in 2015. He first signed up for the promotion in 2015 and from that point on he continued to rise in the promotion and had some amazing successes.
Joe won the NXT Championship twice and a Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic after working with Finn Bálor. He has also won the WWE United States Championship twice. He has also won many other titles in previous promotions, including the ROH Pure Championship and the ROH World Championship in the Ring of Honor. However, he became best known in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where he took home many tiles, including the TNA Television Championship and the 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 as the most outstanding wrestler in 2015.
How rich is Samoa Joe?
Samoa Joe has enjoyed a great career over the years. Not only has he earned many titles, but he has also been named one of the most famous wrestlers in several places. Thanks to all this, he has a net worth estimated at $5 million in 2019. He has acquired most of his fortune through his involvement in the WWE.
Things you didn’t know about his wife and her family.
In the world of celebrities, divorce has become one of those things that no one is surprised about anymore. Yet there are still a handful of people who have been able to make their marriage work for more than a decade and still count. You can find Samoa Joe in this class.
The WWE star is married to Jessica Seanoa, a woman he was with for a long time before he decided to walk down the aisle to the altar on 27 July 2007 at a private event attended by those very close to the couple.
Although there is no information on how they met, the two managed to stay together for more than 10 years after their marriage. Even more, they still have no children.
Joe and Jessica have come a long way since they got married. One of the main reasons for the speculation about their lasting marriage is how they managed to keep all their private affairs away from the public and the control that comes with it. Moreover, although they do not show any affection for each other in public, they are believed to be deeply in love with each other, which also contributes to why they have been together for so long.