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Samoa Joe Reportedly Set For Permanent Role As A WWE Commentator

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• Old School WWF Veteran Celebrates His Birthday

Old School WWF Veteran Headshrinker Samu (Real name: Samula Anoa’i) celebrates his 57th 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!

• Samoa Joe Reportedly Set For Permanent Role As A WWE Commentator

Samoa Joe has been out of action over the past couple of months due to a concussion he suffered while filming a RAW commercial.

As we noted earlier, it doesn’t look like he’ll be returning soon. The Wrestling Observer is now reporting that Joe has permanently replaced Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler on commentary, and even if he returns to the ring, he’ll be pulling double duty on RAW.

“What that means if/when he is cleared is that he may have the role where he announces and they can shoot angles for him to wrestle using that (since those kind of angles usually do well).”

It was also noted that Joe would probably do both roles unless there was a need for him to wrestle full-time again.

        
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