One of AEW’s top stars will be sticking around for a few more years yet.
It’s no secret that at 44 years old, Samoa Joe is closer to the end of his career than he is to the start, but the former ROH, IMPACT, and WWE star remains at the top of his game.
Joe began his career back in 1999, and his hard-hitting style made him a legend in stints with Ring of Honor and IMPACT Wrestling. After a somewhat underwhelming spell on WWE’s main roster, Joe headed to AEW and in recent times has appeared a man reborn.
While fellow ROH alumni Bryan Danielson is looking to wind down his full-time career, Joe has no plans to hang up his boots just yet.
During a new interview with Adrian Hernandez, Joe was asked whether he’ll wrestle until his body cries enough, but the man himself has a slightly different vision.
“I’ll probably stop well before then. I’ve been really, really fortunate. When I came off the concussion, I took two years off to really get everything back into order, and in that time too, just in the recovery process, really changed a lot around in my training and changed a lot of things around that have benefited me to a great amount health-wise.
I feel good right now. As far as where the train will end, I’ll let it play out a little bit more. But I will say this, I definitely have more than a handful of good years left in me. Beyond that, I’m excited…if we are gonna out, we’re gonna go out with a bang. So it’ll be interesting to see how these next few years play out,”
Samoa Joe Sends Message To AEW World Champion
Samoa Joe is set to challenge MJF for the AEW World Championship at Worlds End on December 30th. Joe landed his title shot after teaming with MJF to defend the star’s ROH World Tag Team Titles at Full Gear.
Up until November 8th, Joe had been enjoying a run as ROH World Television Champion, but he relinquished the gold to chase a new MJF-shaped challenge. His reign had lasted an impressive 574 days.
H/t to Fightful