Samoa Joe has now been with WWE for over 4 years now, having debuted in NXT on May 20th, 2015. Joe made his debut on the main roster on January 30th, 2017. According to Joe, Vince McMahon was initially not on board with him being brought in. He spoke to Fightful recently about his relationship with Vince and not being appreciated at first by promotions he’s worked for.
“Everywhere that I’ve gone—ROH I remember walking into and Gabe Sapolsky telling me, ‘
“TNA was very much the same thing, ‘Hey you’re an internet guy. We don’t have television. We’re gonna bring you in and I don’t know what we’ll use for you
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Samoa Joe on Relationship With Vince McMahon
Joe also commented that many people have gone to bat for him over the years to Vince.
“Oh, there were tons here for years. Years. Vince vehemently opposed me being in WWE. He didn’t know me, wasn’t familiar with me. And now we have a great relationship, everything’s working fine. I think he just