Samoa Joe has built a reputation for his intense and physically demanding wrestling style, earning him recognition as a household name in the wrestling industry. His journey has seen notable runs in TNA, WWE, and currently in AEW, where he holds the prestigious AEW World Heavyweight Title.

Joe’s recent triumph came at the Worlds End pay-per-view event, where he clinched the championship by defeating MJF. He further solidified his reign as champion by successfully defending the title against HOOK in the main event of a recent AEW Dynamite episode.

During conversation with Bleacher Report, the top AEW star was posed with the challenging question of identifying the hardest hitter in wrestling. Recognizing the subjective nature of such a query, Joe approached it by listing the top five individuals he has encountered in the ring who pack a serious punch.

Describing this list as a “Mount Rushmore” of some of the most formidable individuals in the wrestling world, Joe highlighted the following names: [Kenta] Kobashi, [Mitsuharu] Misawa, Young Wardlow, Brock Lesnar, and Roman Reigns. He emphasized the immense power and impact these wrestlers bring to their matches. However, in classic Samoa Joe fashion, he playfully asserted, “There’s tons of people around the sphere of wrestling who all hit hard, and I’ve felt all that power, but they don’t hit as hard as me.”


Samoa Joe Mount Rushmore of Heavy Hitters:

  1. Kenta Kobashi
  2. Mitsuharu Misawa
  3. Young Wardlow
  4. Brock Lesnar
  5. Roman Reigns

Considering Samoa Joe’s list of the top five hardest hitters in wrestling, which wrestlers do you believe have the most powerful strikes and impactful moves in the industry today? Leave us a comment below.

Steve Carrier

Steve is the Founder of RingsideNews. He has been writing about professional wrestling since 1996. He first got into website development at the time and has been focusing on bringing his readers the best professional wrestling news at it's highest quality.

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