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WWE Star Samoa Joe Opens Door For Commentary Role Once He Retires From Wrestling

WWE Star Samoa Joe Opens Door For Commentary Role Once He Retires From Wrestling

Samoa Joe has admitted that it was a "cool" opportunity to do commentary and has refused to rule out doing the role after his in-ring WWE career finishes.

The 40-year-old WWE star, real name Nuufolau Seanoa, took up commentating duties on Raw last year as he recovered from a thumb injury.

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And Joe was met with widespread praise from the WWE universe during his brief stint on commentary.

Speaking to SPORTbible in an exclusive interview, the 'Samoan Submission Machine' explained why he was thrilled at the opportunity to do commentary when he was sidelined from in-ring action.

"It was great," he said. "And I think the biggest thing about commentary, for me, it was an opportunity that kind of helped other guys tell their stories in the ring and it's something that I'm very passionate about in the ring, so it was cool to get that opportunity outside of the ring."

When asked if he wanted to pursue commentary after his retirement from wrestling, Joe responded: "It's always a possibility. I don't think it's far-fetched or a crazy thing to think.

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"But then again like you said, who knows where we'll be a few years from now or what the landscape will be.

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"Because if you honestly would have told me this would have been the landscape of WWE four years ago, I would have said you were crazy [laughs]."

Joe, who has since returned from injury, added that his time out of the ring was "always a gift and a curse."

He explained: "It feels good [to be back], man.

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Credit: WWE
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Credit: WWE

"The time off is... it's always a gift and a curse that time off because it sucks being at home healing -- it's [a] good thing because you are at home healing. But it's good to be back out there in the mix."

And the WWE superstar has reiterated his desire to have a mega-WWE showdown with wrestling legend The Undertaker.

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Topics: Samoa Joe, WWE News, WWE

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]oup.com

 

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