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Jon Moxley Says He Didn’t Want To Make A Distasteful Comment About Roman Reigns’ Leukemia, But Vince McMahon Told Him It Was Necessary

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• Old School WWF Veteran Celebrates His Birthday

Old School WWF Veteran Headshrinker Samu (Real name: Samula Anoa’i) celebrates his 56th birthday today.

Samu first wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation in 1983 & 1984 as “Samula”, the 3rd member of The Wild Samoans, alongside his father Afa and his uncle Sika.

From late 1988 till the summer of 1990, Samu wrestled for Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling, where he teamed up with his cousins Fatu (later known as Rikishi) and The Samoan Savage (formerly known as Tama / The Tonga Kid) as “The Samoan SWAT Team”.

He again formed a Tag Team with Fatu, when they returned to the WWF in 1992 as “The Headshrinkers”, managed by his father Afa.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAMU!

• Jon Moxley Says He Didn’t Want To Make A Distasteful Comment About Roman Reigns’ Leukemia, But Vince McMahon Told Him It Was Necessary

During a recent appearance on Talk Is Jericho podcast, AEW wrestler Jon Moxley (f.k.a Dean Ambrose In WWE) talked about how Vince McMahon booked him to make a distasteful comment about Roman Reigns’ leukemia on RAW last year.

Below is what Moxley said:

“I go into the writers’ room and I’m like any update yet? They’re like ‘no update yet, but we did get this’ notes from VKM. ‘Dean needs to understand why he needs to insult the audience. Dean needs to read his promos verbatim and not try to rewrite them’ I’m just like the feeling of getting punched in the gut.

Earlier I had to go to Vince because in this promo there’s a line that’s a very distasteful line…taking a jab at my friend who had leukemia and was now going off to recover from that, Roman Reigns.

Something that I don’t remember what the line, but I said I’m not saying that, are you kidding me? I’m going right to Vince about this one it is clearly a mistake.

I got into the production meeting at the time and said surely you don’t want me to say this and he’s like ‘Oh, Roman’s part of the story we gotta make sure he’s still included. You turned on him and Seth’ and he kinda explains it to me in like he says it’s a line about Roman, you just include him. He kinda says it in an innocuous way so it’s like okay – it’s the Vince Jedi Mind Trick.”

        
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