Samoa Joe has set himself apart from other wrestlers and has established himself as one of the big names in this profession. Among the various ways he has excelled, the Samoa Submission Machine stands out as a nickname that can cause heart palpitations in an opponent.
The man behind the alias is one of the nightmares of wrestling; his outstanding performance has always put his opponents at an immediate disadvantage, and when the Submission Machine strikes, it is a lethal blow.
Ever since the brutal wrestler stormed the wrestling world, he has been on a steady climb, and his vicious attacks on other wrestlers in the ring have been continuously shown on various platforms to the delight of the wrestling universe. Brock Lesnar, Seth Rollins, Finn Bálor, and Roman Reigns have not been spared his deadly skills.
Samoa Joe Biography
King Joe, as he is affectionately known, was born on March 17, 1976, as Nuufolau Joel Seanoa in Orange County, California. During his formative years, the aspiring wrestler spent much time in Ewa Beach, Hawaii. A Polynesian dance company called Tiare Productions, founded by his parents, gave him the platform to perform on stage. He had his first stage appearance at the opening of the 1984 Summer Olympics when he was just five years old.
During his high school years, he was a football player in all leagues and was also a junior state champion in judo. At one point in the life of the rising star, he worked in a mortgage brokerage firm. Samoa Joe received his high school education at Ocean View High School.
Today, his maneuvers in wrestling leave the WWE universe almost in awe. In addition, this guy has earned himself a special place in Europe, Japan, and other top American opportunities for advancement for independents. Before his involvement with WWE, he crossed paths with other notable personalities in the industry such as 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 true hybrid wrestler. With its mix of submission holds and deadly kicks, its opponents have a small chance of defeating the wrestling champ.
His career in WWE began in 2014 when he was officially signed up. He made his debut on NXT sometime in May 2015, and during his time on NXT, the famous wrestler defeated a handful of opponents and also lost to a handful of opponents.
From 2017 to 2018 Samoa was on a rampage. During his chase at the World Championships, he met several good wrestlers. With the 2018 WWE Superstar Shake-up, he switched to the SmackDown brand, where he had been fighting for survival until now. At the time of this report, he could only boast of having won two NXT championships and the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic 2015, 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 that he has accumulated over the years from his paychecks, which come from the various contracts he has written in ink. He currently makes over $600,000 a year.
Samoa Joe’s Wife
It is common knowledge that the WWE star is married; on 27 July 2007, he married his longtime girlfriend Jessica Seanoa, who is also a wrestler.
Unlike many wrestling lovers who were unable to nurture their love, the union of King Joe and Jessica Seanoa was a happy one. They live happily together – a divorce or separation seems very far away from them. The couple has no children yet, but this could change in the near future.
Other Facts About King Joe
- Height and Body Stats
Samoa Joe is definitely an impressive wrestler. He stands at an admirable height of 1.88 m (6 feet 2 inches) and weighs 128 kg (282 lb). He has black hair and hazel eyes and his body measurements are as shown 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 Twitter, where he has won big followers.
- The Things He Likes
This wrestler is a big fan of video games, which he considers his favorite hobby. His favorite wrestler is Nobuhiko Takada, better known as a mixed Japanese martial artist, and his best movie from 1994 – The Condemned Redemption – is his best.