Samoa Joe has officially signed with All Elite Wrestling following a surprise appearance at the Ring of Honor Supercard of Honor pay-per-view.
The main event of Supercard of Honor saw Jonathan Gresham defeat Bandido to become the Undisputed ROH Champion. Following the victory, former ROH Champion Jay Lethal came to the ring and demanded the next opportunity at the title. Lethal would go on to attack Gresham with the help of Sonjay Dutt. Samoa Joe’s music would then hit to a huge cheer from the live crowd in attendance.
Joe would come to the ring and would confront Jay Lethal. While Lethal made the decision to exit the ring, Sonjay Dutt remained in the ring, but was put to sleep by Samoa Joe with the Coquina Clutch. When the chaos finally died down, Joe would bring Jonathan Gresham into the ring and shook the hand of the Undisputed ROH Champion.
Commentary would then announce that Samoa Joe would be appearing on the April 6th edition of AEW Dynamite. All Elite Wrestling owner Tony Khan recently purchased the Ring of Honor promotion, obtaining the pay-per-view rights in the process and has helped to revive the promotion.
Khan has also confirmed the signing by posting the “All Elite” graphic to social media:
While Samoa Joe will be making his AEW debut on April 6th, Joe is no stranger to Ring of Honor. Joe is a one time ROH World Champion and a one time ROH Pure Champion.
Samoa Joe was a mainstay in WWE since 2015 and had stints in both NXT and the main roster during his time with the company. Joe was released in April 2021, re-signed shortly afterwards and released for a second time in January 2022.
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