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Samoa Joe reveals which WWE Superstars “hit like a truck”

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In the dynamic world of professional wrestling, few stars shine as brightly as Samoa Joe. Recently, in an interview with Bleacher Report, Joe, the AEW World Champion, shared his insights on various aspects of his career, including his thoughts on some of the hardest hitters he’s faced in the ring.

AEW News: Samoa Joe’s Mount Rushmore of Hard Hitters

Samoa Joe, known for his no-nonsense approach and formidable presence in the ring, has faced numerous tough opponents throughout his illustrious career.

When asked about the hardest hitters he’s encountered, Joe didn’t hesitate to name a few who stand out:

  • Kenta Kobashi and Mitsuharu Misawa: These legendary figures in wrestling are known for their intense style and have left an indelible mark on the industry.
  • Wardlow: A rising star in wrestling, Wardlow has made an impression on Joe with his powerful strikes.
  • Brock Lesnar: A household name in both WWE and UFC, Lesnar’s strength and agility make him a formidable opponent.
  • Roman Reigns: Reigns, a top WWE superstar, is known for his commanding presence and impactful moves.

Joe emphasised that while these wrestlers hit hard, he prides himself on being able to match, if not surpass, their intensity in the ring.

AEW News: The Responsibility of Being a Champion

In the interview, Samoa Joe also reflected on the responsibility that comes with being a champion in AEW. He views it as a role that requires carrying the company and being the focal point of what everyone aspires to.

Joe expressed his readiness and enthusiasm for this challenge, highlighting his first night as champion as evidence of his capability to lead.


  • Who did Samoa Joe name as the hardest hitters in wrestling?
    • Kenta Kobashi, Mitsuharu Misawa, Young Wardlow, Brock Lesnar, and Roman Reigns.
  • What is Samoa Joe’s view on being a champion?
    • He sees it as a significant responsibility and an opportunity to be the standard-bearer and focal point in AEW.
  • Who is Samoa Joe set to defend his title against?
    • He is scheduled to defend his AEW World Championship against HOOK.
  • What makes Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns stand out to Samoa Joe?
    • Their combination of strength, agility, and commanding ring presence.
  • How does Samoa Joe compare his own strength to those he named?
    • He believes that while they hit hard, he matches or surpasses their intensity in the ring.
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