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Samoa Joe has signed a contract with All Elite Wrestling.
After appearing at the ROH Supercard of Honor event in Dallas, Texas on Friday night, Tony Khan announced that Joe was a part of All Elite Wrestling.
It’s official! @SamoaJoe is ALL ELITE! See you on Wednesday at #AEWDynamite! #SupercardOfHonor @AEW pic.twitter.com/n29KnFhCBP
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) April 2, 2022
At Supercard of Honor, Joe appeared to halt a confrontation between Jonathan Gresham and Jay Lethal. Gresham defeated Bandido for the Undisputed ROH World Championship in the show’s main event. Lethal came out after the match and disrespected Gresham, saying that he wanted a title match. Both men pushed and shoved until a fight broke out. Stars in the back tried to help restore order and that’s when Joe’s music hit. Joe walked to the ring to a strong reaction and got in Lethal’s face. Joe stared Lethal down and then grabbed a microphone. As he was about to speak, the ROH announce team revealed that Joe would appear on this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite. Before Joe got out a word, the PPV feed cut out.
Supercard of Honor was the first ROH PPV since the company entered a self-imposed hiatus a the end of 2021. Tony Khan purchased the company from Sinclair Broadcast Group and announced the acquisition on Dynamite prior to the Revolution PPV event. Tony Khan confirmed he would serve as head booker and Supercard of Honor was the first show with him at the helm.
Samoa Joe is a former NXT World Champion. He was forced to give up the championship due to injury prior to NXT transitioning to NXT 2.0. Joe was released from the company in January of this year and did not appear after vacating the NXT Championship.
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