Samoa Joe has this evening announced his departure from Total Nonstop Action Wrestling bringing to an end a ten year stint with the company which started when Joe debuted in TNA embarking on a near two year unbeaten streak. Joe is a former TNA World Heavyweight Champion, dubbed by fans as "The Samoan Submission Machine", Joe made his name prior to TNA in Ring of Honor where he is recognized as a legend by the company to this day. On television, Joe recently joined the newly formed Beat Down Clan (BDC) faction lead by MVP.
I have decided to part ways with @ImpactWrestling. My very best to them moving forward, and my eternal thanks to the fans.— Samoa Joe (@SamoaJoe) February 17, 2015