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Trivia / Samoa Joe

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  • Creative Differences: At one point Joe was suspended from TNA for yelling at the production crew, who he felt gave away the ending to his match with Jeff Hardy.
  • Creator Backlash: Really wishes he never did that spot where he dove down a flight of stairs to dropkick Sting, because it gave him hip and back problems for years afterwards.
  • He Also Did:
  • Real Song Theme Tune
    • "I Just Wanna Love U" and "99 Problems" by Jay-Z in the International Wrestling Cartel
    • "Another Body Murdered" by Faith No More and Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E., "Mama Said Knock You Out" by LL Cool J and "The Champ is Here" by Jadakiss during Ring of Honor. Joe used "The Champ Is Here" before its public release, but nothing in its lyrics suggests it applies to Joe specifically.
    • "Microphone Fiend" by Rage Against the Machine in IWA Mid-South.
  • Reality Subtext: The fire dancers that occasionally served as prelude to Samoa Joe's entrance in big matches in TNA are a subtle nod to his own background as part of his family's Polynesian dance troupe, during which he made his first stage appearance as part of the opening ceremony for the 1984 Summer Olympic Games. The dancers have even been stated at times to be members of his family.
  • Screwed by the Network: TNA lobbied to have his One Night Only return to Ring Of Honor match with Tyler Black not shown on screen. Mind you, Joe was basically the face of ROH at that point and had been in both companies for the past three years before TNA took this action.
  • What Could Have Been: In his third book, Mick Foley said he tried to get both Samoa Joe and CM Punk hired by the WWE. For whatever reason, only Punk was hired at the time, though Joe would eventually get hired much later on after Punk had left the company.