Samoa Joe Busts Myth About TNA Bound For Glory 4

That dropkick still makes wrestling fans wince

TNA Bound For Glory 4 in 2008 was a monumental night that saw Samoa Joe’s fantastic run as World Heavyweight Champion end at the hands of Sting.

A 16 minute bout that saw both men fight all over the Sears Center in Illinois, the most memorable part of the match saw Joe deliver a thudding dropkick on Sting in the bleachers, smacking his tailbone hard into concrete stairs while doing so. The bump is enough to make anyone wince, and led to rumours that it severely injured Joe, greatly reduced his in-ring career, and forced him to change his wrestling style. However, Joe has finally laid those rumours to rest on Twitter:

“Nope, in fact I didn’t miss a day of work. I have refrained commenting on this because I have enjoyed how the legend grew over the years & it been somewhat of a social experiment for me watching it manifest as such a [sic] absolute truth. Person did his homework. Myth busted.

“Also it was never suppose to be what it was in the chaos of the crowd Sting was moved down the steps and what was supposed to be a cool slightly dangerous flying forearm had to be audibled [sic] into that mid air much to my surprise.

“The social experiment started when wrestlers I would meet would bring it up to me as a fact some even saying that “Man that changed your style up huh” which I would agree with, then internally shake my head at how easily rumor becomes fact.

“In fact in this media environment I stopped trying to debunk things said about me because in the battle of “truth” vs “narrative”, narrative will always find a way to justify why truth is wrong. Also it makes it easier for me to sus out who is full of it.

“Just to clarify if you where [sic] a colleague who ASKED me about it I told the truth, even some fans I met a autograph signings BUT if you stated it to me as fact, I let you believe what you want. Mainly because you didn’t have the common courtesy to even see if it was true.”

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