Samoa Joe talks about being released by WWE twice

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Former WWE superstar Samoa Joe showed a lot of promise when he first joined WWE. He had some great matches in the promotion but his tenure in WWE did not go according to plan. He was released first by the promotion in 2021 when the company announced additional talent cuts.

However, he did make a return to the global juggernaut two months later, only to be released again in January 2022. Recently speaking on the Sessions Podcast by Renee Paquette, Joe reflected on being released twice by WWE. He believes that WWE could not afford him and had to cut his contract which led to his release.

“Being released from WWE the first time… I deign to say that initially, as I understand it, unconfirmed, there is issues between the two upper echelons in management and they were planning out their war with the careers and contracts of the people underneath them. So, after the initial one, I didn’t have much of a chance to grieve because essentially, I was hired back within hours.”

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“And then the second time (I was released from WWE), I just kind of chuckled because I realized it was very much the same situation but at the same time, I wasn’t bitter or mad. The truth of it is… this is to really give WWE some credence I guess was that I was expensive. I was expensive to keep around and if cutting my contract, if they said that saved the company money, trust me, I believe it did so, I wasn’t hot about that. It was more of just the silliness of the situation, what they were doing and the reasoning why they were doing it but, which you can never officially confirm but I’ve heard from enough people, I have a pretty good idea of what went down, so including many of the people involved so, after that, I think I’d spent a day kind of pissed and like you said, more at the situation than the actual firing and then all these super awesome opportunities literally materialized out of nowhere.”

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