WWE Looks At 14 Stars You Didn’t Know Appeared In The Company

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The official WWE website has published an article highlighting 14 notable talents you may not have known appeared for the sports-entertainment organization. This list features talent who made limited or “one night only” appearances in WWE; Crowbar, The Public Enemy, Baron Von Raschke, Great Sasuke, Kevin Von Erich, Kevin Sullivan, KroniK, Tony Schiavone, The Fabulous Freebirds, Tiger Mask, The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express, Buff Bagwell, Greg Gagne

Also noted is current TNA Wrestling star Samoa Joe, who competed as an enhancement wrestler on an episode of WWE Jakked in March 2001. WWE says of the burly grappler, “Samoa Joe became an icon on the independent wrestling scene throughout much of the 2000s by treating his opponents’ heads like they were soccer balls. A rival of both Daniel Bryan and CM Punk during their early years with the Ring of Honor promotion, the hard-hitting Samoan even battled Kenta Kobashi in the Japanese icon’s most famous North American match.”

“Joe earned his ardent fan base the hard way. But before he compelled supporters to chant “You’re going to get your head kicked in!” at his shaken opponents, the near 300-pounder made a sole WWE appearance in March 2001. Competing on WWE Jakked only a few years into his career, a young Joe struggled against former WWE Light Heavyweight Champion Essa Rios in an inauspicious national debut. The burly Samoan would go on to kick the teeth out of every major independent wrestler around, but he would not be seen in WWE again.”

Here’s a WWE video of Samoa Joe’s appearance on Jakked:

  • PEPSI

    Samoa Joe vs The Undertaker 20-1

    • wwetnadudez

      No one can end the streak, not even joe.

  • fatneal

    lol @ tony schiavone

    • DAX

      The ghost of Christmas… Indigestion he f****** sucked big time probably the worst announcer in the world

      • http://twitter.com/zachdarrah Zach Darrah

        i voted you down but i would say he did suck in wwe but was a lot better later on in wcw.

        • DAX

          Yeah this comments wiare putting buts in seats. and im voting you up for voting me down, it takes a great man to confess that you made a mistake

          • http://twitter.com/zachdarrah Zach Darrah

            That was good old easy e whispering that forever dumb line in his ear lol

          • DAX

            i know but who looked like a dumbass after that?

  • originalpvd

    AJ Styles also competed in the WWE, but unfortunately he is unlisted.

  • DAX

    It’s too bad that Joe most likely won’t ever get a shot in the WWE and it suck

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Randy-James-Crawford/100001407556559 Randy James Crawford

    I know who should end The Streak, Wade Barrett should end it the stuff during the Nexus and such and The Barrett Barrage.

  • Guest

    They appeared on “WWF Heat” I think? (Joe and AJ Styles)

    Heat was so good back in the day. When it was on Just before PPV’s

  • http://twitter.com/VampireVillan15 GN-0015

    They even mention the name Ring Of Honor. I marked out at that. I know Punk mentioned the name in his shoot too but this is WWE themselves mentioning it, it’s awesome to me.

    • Andres0082

      just to show how minuscule TNA is to WWE in comparison to other promotions. Heck, even myself think ROH is more than the Nashville retirement home.

      *Begin heel turn*

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4OF2JDUTXED6KFOPHEVMJ2ZYBA raVen

    somebody tell joey styles that the fans chant “JOE’S GONNA KILL YOU!!” not that they are going to get their head kicked in.

    • The_Rode

      Research my friend :) They Chanted “Your going to get your head kicked in”

  • Reality

    I still somehow hope to see Joe in a WWE ring one day.

  • GMpunk

    Essa Rios was great. Tell me WWE where is he now?!