Samoa Joe is the AEW World Champion and he is a no-nonsense individual who embodies what it means to be a tough guy. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that he called out people arguing with engagement baiters over the Jinder Mahal and HOOK drama and urged them to avoid such people.

Tony Khan got involved in a lot of drama last week after he responded to troll tweet from The USA Network account, prompting Tony Khan to defend his booking decisions and AEW on Twitter. In his response, Khan highlighted what he perceived as a “double standard” by comparing Jinder Mahal’s win-loss record to that of HOOK, who was a contender for the AEW World Championship.

“A double standard: @730hook 28-1 career record, on winning streak calls out the Champ, a logical challenge sparks online outrage Jinder has literally lost every single match he’s in for the past year, immediately gets title shot, where is the rage #AEWDynamite TOMORROW on TBS.“

This invited a lot of negative responses from all kinds of people on social media, as many people took to Twitter and blasted Tony Khan over his response. It also gave rise to a lot of engagement baiters who intentionally baited people with contrarian statements for the purpose of getting views.


This is especially true when it comes to the Cagematch rating discourse. Following AEW Dynamite, AEW World Champion Samoa Joe took to Twitter and called out people arguing with engagement baiters over the Jinder Mahal and HOOK drama, stating that those people are simply getting played by trying to win an argument with engagement baiters.

In case you don’t know the formula
Hot takes = engagement= Algorithm placement= views= $$ .”

”Some of you are playing yourselves trying to win these arguments .
Remember you’re not the consumer here, You’re the product.”

The Cagematch ratings for Samoa Joe vs HOOK and Seth Rollins vs Jinder Mahal were also released recently, which brought up yet mother discourse on social media. Nonetheless, Joe certainly gave some sound advice and we wonder if fans will pay heed to what he said.

What do you think of what Samoa Joe said? Do you believe many people were baited into engaging in pointless arguments on social media? Let us know in the comments section below!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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