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Are Samoa Joe and Roman Reigns related – Everything you need to know
WWE fans across the globe are curious to know the relationship between Samoa Joe and Roman Reigns. These two superstars are world-renowned wrestlers who are doing great at their own pace.
Who is Samoa Joe?
Nuufolau Joel Seanoa, born on March 17, 1979, is an American professional wrestler and color commentator, better known by the ring name Samoa Joe who is currently signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW).
He also appears for AEW’s sister promotion Ring of Honor (ROH), where he is the current ROH World Television Champion in his first reign.
During his career, Joe has also worked for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) and WWE.
Seanoa was born on March 17, 1979, and raised in Orange County, California.
He resided mainly in Huntington Beach and spent time during his childhood in ʻEwa Beach, Hawaii.
His family founded a Polynesian dance troupe in the United States called Tiare Productions.
Seanoa made his stage debut at the 1984 Summer Olympics opening at the age of five.
He became a California State Junior Judo Champion and was an all-league football player while attending Ocean View High School.
Before becoming a wrestler, Seanoa worked as a mortgage broker.
Who is Roman Reigns?
Leati Joseph “Joe” Anoaʻi, born on May 25, 1985, is an American professional wrestler and former professional gridiron football player.
He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Roman Reigns.
He is the current and longest-reigning WWE Universal Champion in his second reign, as well as the current WWE Champion in his fourth reign, making him the undisputed world champion of WWE.
He is part of the Anoaʻi family, which also includes his father Sika Anoaʻi, brother Rosey, and cousins Jey Uso, Jimmy Uso, Rikishi, The Tonga Kid, and the late Yokozuna and Umaga.
Leati Joseph Anoaʻi was born in Pensacola, Florida, on May 25, 1985.
He is of Samoan, Italian, English, and Arbëreshë descent.
Both his father Sika and his brother Rosey (1970–2017), were professional wrestlers.
As a member of the Anoaʻi family, he is a cousin to former professional wrestlers Yokozuna (1966–2000), Rikishi, Umaga (1973–2009), The Tonga Kid, and first cousin once-removed to The Usos and The Rock (non-biological).
Anoaʻi attended Pensacola Catholic High School and Escambia High School, before going on to major in management at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Are Samoa Joe and Roman Reigns related?
No, they are not related. Samoa Joe is from California and is of Samoan American descent. Roman Reigns is also of Samoan American descent but from a different family. They are not related.