Samoa Joe has responded to rumors that he broke his tailbone during a 2008 TNA match with Sting, who currently works for AEW. Vince McMahon “regrets” the release of Samoa Joe?
Joe tweeted about a Reddit thread, “No, I actually didn’t miss a day of work. I’ve refrained from commenting on this because I’ve enjoyed how the legend grew over the years and it was kind of a social experiment for me seeing it manifest as such an absolute truth. Person did his homework. Myth destroyed. “
He added: “Also, it was never supposed to be what it was in the chaos of the crowd. Sting came down the steps and what was supposed to be a cold and slightly dangerous flying forearm had to be audible in midair, much to my surprise.” . . “
Bookerman32 had posted on Squared Circle Reddit: Samoa Joe’s Tailbone Injury: Did It Really Happen? Okay, this title sounds like a tinfoil hat conspiracy, but I’ve gotten into a rabbit hole and found something to confirm this, so …
At TNA Bound For Glory 2008, Samoa Joe battled Sting in the main event. In a now infamously silly spot, Samoa Joe performed a running dropkick and landed on the steps in the crowd. This blow was devastating for Joe, his coccyx was broken, he was four inches away from losing a testicle and forever negatively affected his work in the ring. This blow and the injury that followed forever changed Joe as a fighter and opened him up to more injury problems that would affect the rest of his career forever.
… Or did he?
If you were to ask the internet, it is an accepted fact. In a recent cover post about Joe, the lead commenter lamented the fact that he delivered this hit, then explained that it resulted in the injuries mentioned above. In WhatCulture’s recent list of “10 Devastating Injuries That Made Wrestlers Worse”, Joe’s tailbone injury here was named # 1, reaffirming the belief that Joe broke his tailbone here and was never the same again afterwards. . So it’s a well-established and pervasive fact about Joe’s career … this moment caused him to break his tailbone, ruined his body, and he’s never been the same since.
r / SquaredCircle – Samoa Joe Tailbone Injury: Did It Really Happen?
Another prominent comment from a youtube video of the coup, referring to him as “famous” and the cause for which he lost years of his career.
However there is a problem. Try as I might, I can’t find a single source from anywhere that really supports this. No confirmation, no statement from Joe, no report of any injury at that time or after. More puzzling, the idea that Joe was seriously injured here doesn’t hold up looking at any evidence. Joe finished the match smoothly, did not take any injury time off in the weeks that followed this fight, and even continued to work on TNA shows. It is not the work history of a man who apparently suffered a broken tailbone so severe it would take years away from his career.
So where did this alleged fact come from and how did it become so widespread? The lead comment on a post on this site two years ago indicated that this was fact, but when pressured to find a source, the commenter did not respond. Another comment in the thread indicated that Joe himself called this place the dumbest thing he had ever done and caused him to re-evaluate his style, but this poster also provides zero font when asked. A thread from Four Years Ago is full of comments about how stupid the hit was, but not one single mentioned this apparent injury. So the belief must have started after this. Another thread from six months ago is full of comments claiming that Joe broke his coccyx and was never the same again after this … but then again absolutely no source where this information came from. This string from three years ago is the first mention of this fact on Reddit that I can find, but the evidence provided is a purely subjective case of “I feel like it wasn’t the same afterward.” However, one person eventually provides a link to some kind of article.
An article by David Bixenspan in 2017 that… uhh, doesn’t clarify anything. It’s entirely an opinion piece, and it doesn’t actually mention any kind of injury, just a vague subjective view that he slowed down afterwards, before starting to talk about his poor reserve after that day.
My search down the rabbit hole trying to find only … anything to confirm or even support that it has become a common internet truth that seems to crop up in every thread about Samoa Joe hit a dead end with this article from F4W from 2015, and … it’s more of the same from the Bix article. An opinion column, which does not mention any injuries, but it is the first case I could find of someone saying that Joe was specifically changed by that blow. However, that statement is not quantified in any way, just a vague statement that is immediately followed by a comment about your reservation after that bump, not about your physical health.
So this is part of PSA, part of application. Can anyone find any real sources on this “famous injury” that occurred? Did this hit really ruin his body? Did the coccyx break and all confirming sources have sadly been buried over time? Or has the opinion of a random reddit user somehow become mainstream and widely accepted information that has been present in every conversation about Joe’s career for literal years right now?
Is this true? It is not? Can anyone find something to confirm this? Please, I have fallen deep into this hole and lost my mind trying to confirm it.
Adam Pearce ‘removed’ from Smackdown
Adam Pearce did not appear on WWE Smackdown, as the creative did not want him to get in the way of Teddy Long’s return for the old school episode. Teddy Long admonished Seth Rollins in a match against Cesaro, with Cesaro winning and getting a title shot against Roman Reigns at Backlash.
He also taunted Sami Zayn with a variety of backstage matches with Sonya Deville, referencing his love for “tag team” matches.
The recent issue of A&E Biography primarily focused on WWE Hall of Famer Randy Savage and Jerry Lawler went on to share a story about him.
Jerry Lawler comments on a WCW debut
Veteran WWE commentator Jerry Lawler had shared the story about Randy Savage making his WCW debut and how Vince McMahon came to find out.
PWinsider’s Mike Johnson clarified that the story Lawler shared was “completely wrong.” It seems Lawler misremembered Lex Luger’s jump to WCW in the first episode of Nitro.
According to what Lawler said, Vince McMahon was looking for Savage to go over the Raw format but it was not the case since he was not there and they told him to watch television.
Lawler then went on to describe Vince’s non-reaction to seeing Savage on television at WCW that night.
But, Nitro did not exist when Savage left the WWF in November 1994. McMahon, live on Raw said goodbye to Savage and thanked him for his contributions to the WWF. Stephanie McMahon breaks silence on Randy Savage
Mike Johnson pointed out that Macho Man didn’t debut for WCW until a December 1994 episode of WCW Saturday Night and that was recorded.
Therefore, it is obvious that the episode did not air in front of a WWF broadcast that same night.
There could be mistakes when recalling incidents that occurred decades ago. But it’s a shame the A&E production team didn’t review the facts and broadcast them unverified.
There were also some other graphical errors that were observed during the broadcast. Lex Luger was listed as Lex Lugar.
Yes, we cut it out for you. @SamiZayn @SonyaDevilleWWE #SmackDown pic.twitter.com/PsivuZ5EKP
– WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) May 8, 2021
Roman Reigns’ entry ‘ruined’ on Smackdown
Right before Roman Reigns came out, WWE put a CGI Smackdown fist on the screen, angering longtime fans who were hoping to see reality in the “old school” episode as it is in the WWE warehouse. Several fans tweeted calling it a “disappointment.” The word “terrible” was used by many fans. Jimmy Uso came out during the Reigns promo to join his stable.
WWE Superstar Roman Reigns is without a doubt one of the best Superstars in the company right now and has had a solid career as WWE Universal Champion, but he is. losing his first place to two women on WWE Smackdown. Roman Reigns successfully defended his WWE Universal Championship against WWE Hall of Famer Edge and Daniel Bryan in a triple threat match in the main event on Night Two of WrestleMania 37. Roman Reigns could have injured the best Smackdown superstar as well.
Former WWE referee Mike Chioda spoke in a recent interview with Lucha Libre Online’s Michael Morales Torres, where he spoke about Roman Reigns deserving more respect from the crowd at WrestleMania 31.
“Roman wasn’t getting the respect he deserved,” Chioda said. And Roman deserved a lot more respect at the time, I thought.
Chioda later stated that she always believed the original plan was for Seth Rollins to come down during the WrestleMania 31 main event and change his Money In The Bank briefcase.
“I remember there were two plans,” Chioda said. “There was that… (actually) I think that was the original plan for that night? They called us out of the blue, but I’m pretty sure we sorted it out that night, to be honest with you, and that was pretty much planned. “
THE FIST‼ ️ # SmackDown pic.twitter.com/KoopsH9HH6
– B / R Wrestling (@BRWrestling) May 8, 2021
Shane McMahon Major AEW Rumor Leaks
Braun Strowman is a former universal champion and is one of the mainstays of WWE Monday Night RAW. Despite being a huge monster as part of the company’s stories, he is the opposite person in real life. Shane McMahon had been involved in a fight with Braun Strowman for the past few months and culminated in a steel cage match at WrestleMania 37, and Shane demanded the fight and put Braun with his punch backstage. In the end, Braun Strowman was the one who won the match despite Shane McMahon’s best efforts. Shane McMahon also demanded defeat at WrestleMania 37.
AEW Dynamite recently held their Blood and Guts match which turned out to be a very violent affair as it pitted The Pinnacle against The Inner Circle. According to a report by Ringside News, the match was said to be a huge topic of discussion in WWE and was viewed as a barbaric match with all the “bloodshed” that took place.
AEW Blood & Guts received a lot of attention from fans and within WWE. We have been told that many within WWE saw the match as “a bad image” with all the barbarian barbarians. Plus, Chris Jericho is trying to be Shane McMahon now after that high spot. More to come @ringsidenews
AEW Blood & Guts received a lot of attention from fans and within WWE. We have been told that many within WWE saw the match as “a bad image” with all the barbaric sword. Plus, Chris Jericho is trying to be Shane McMahon now after that high spot. More to come @ringsidenews_
– Steve Carrier of Ringside News (@steve_carrier) May 7, 2021