Samoa Joe To Host 'Grit And Glory' Series On WWE's The Bump

Samoa Joe is starting a new venture on WWE's The Bump.

Joe hasn't been able to compete in the ring since February 2020 after reportedly suffering a concussion, but he's become the lead analyst on Raw, receiving praise from critics and fans alike. Now, he's going to start a new interview series.

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Speaking to Rick Ucchino of Sportskeeda, Joe announced a new series "Grit and Glory" that will premiere on Wednesday's episode of WWE's The Bump. The three-episode interview series will focus on Rhea Ripley, Big E, and Edge.

"From three very different individuals and characters who I think run the gamut as far as coming from a variety of different places. I mean, you know Edge, from his time in Canada and trudging up to the Great Native Reservation shows in the coldest most frigid parts of the Canadian wilderness to Rhea Ripley essentially working her way across an ocean to find herself here in the United States. And Big E, I mean, just a really harrowing tale of a guy having enough confidence in being himself to become the Big E that we know today. Which, you know, is a product of the New Day. I think if those three men didn't act like themselves out there, the New Day would have never worked," said Joe. "When you talk about very unusual roads to the WWE, I looked to my own career and how WWE was a place I never thought I would end up or never really had any plans of being at, but fate has a funny way of drawing forces together. And I think in sharing a lot of these superstar stories, you'll find that the perseverance and the struggles that they went through, inevitably it all paid off and it was worth it because they chose to bet on themselves."

Edge is set to challenge Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Title at WrestleMania 37, Big E is the reigning Intercontinental Champion, and Rhea Ripley is "coming soon" to WWE Raw.

Elsewhere during the interview, Joe updated fans on his in-ring future. You can find his full comments by clicking here.

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