Samoa Joe has broken an eight-year record.
Joe won the ROH World Television Title back on April 13th, 2022 after defeating Minoru Suzuki and he’s yet to meet someone who can take the gold from him. Joe’s reign now stands at 569 days, making him the longest-reigning champion in the title’s history.
The star recently broke a record set by Jay Lethal back in October 2015. Lethal’s reign began in April 2014 and lasted until he was dethroned by Roderick Strong.
When Did Samoa Joe Join AEW?
Samoa Joe officially signed with AEW in April 2022 after appearing at Ring of Honor Supercard of Honor. Since then Joe has continued to straddle the fence between AEW and ROH appearing across both brands.
The veteran moved to AEW after his in-ring career was seemingly ended while with WWE. After being an in-ring performer for the first five years of his WWE career Joe stepped into the announce booth in 2020 calling the action on Raw until he was released in April 2021.
Joe returned to the company just two months later, reportedly at the instance of Triple H. This saw the star head back to NXT, initially as an enforcer for William Regal, before briefly getting back in the ring.
However, before being released for a second time, Joe began working as a trainer.
Speaking in October, Road Dogg gave his thoughts on why Samoa Joe was never a World Champion in WWE.