Samoa Joe crashed Jeff Hardy’s 20th Anniversary Celebration
Jeff Hardy celebrated his 20th anniversary as a WWE Superstar, joining Michael Cole for an in-ring ceremony and an incredible video package highlighting some of the most unforgettable moments of his awe-inspiring tenure with WWE. The former WWE Champion, who has admittedly experienced an emotional roller coaster of a career, was overwhelmed by the enormity of the moment, and he thanked the WWE Universe for their unwavering support over the years.
Samoa Joe interrupted and initially acted as though he had arrived to praise the daredevil. Soon enough, however, it became crystal clear that The Samoan Submission Machine was there to conjure all of Hardy’s prior demons. Shane McMahon tried to stop Joe’s tirade, but Jeff wanted Joe to speak his mind. Joe spoke his mind indeed, stating that Hardy’s problems and mistakes are always lurking behind him, but he callously promised to lend a helping hand with a one-step program that is quick – but definitely not painless -- if Jeff ever again feels himself becoming powerless.
An empowered Jeff challenged Joe to a fight on the spot, but The Samoan Submission Machine would have none of it, and he walked away while Hardy seemed unphased by the outspoken Samoan’s harsh words.