Samoa Joe

Nuufolau Joel Seanoa

D.O.B: 17 March, 1979
Birthplace: Orange County, California
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 289lbs
Trained By: Johnny Hemp, Cincinnati Red
Twitter: @SamoaJoe

Nuufolau Joel Seanoa is a professional wrestler, currently signed to WWE and working in their developmental territory NXT under the ring name Samoa Joe.

He is the reigning NXT Champion.

Before arriving in NXT, Samoa Joe worked for several other promotions, including Total Nonstop Action and Ring of Honor.

He began training to become a professional wrestler in 1999, beginning his career in 2000 with Ultimate Pro Wrestling.

Personal Life

Nuufalau Senanoa was born and raised in Orange County, California. He mainly resided in Huntington Beach, and spent a lot of time in Ewa Beach, Hawaii.

His family founded a Polynesian dance troupe called Tiare Productions, and Seanoa made his stage debut at the 1984 Summer Olympics opening ceremony at the age of five.

Whilst attending Ocean View High School, Seanoa became a California State Junior Judo Champion, and was an all league football player.

Before pursuing a career as a professional wrestler, he was a mortgage broker.

On July 27, 2007, he was married.

He remains close friends with CM Punk, Homicide, Christopher Daniels, AJ Styles and Rob Van Dam.

Seanoa is heavily involved in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo and Muay Thai, which he trains at LA Boxing in Costa Mesa, California.

On April 1, 2014, Samoa Joe’s official Twitch video game streaming channel was launched by We Want Insanity.

Professional Wrestling Career

Ring Names