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Samoa Joe wins ROH Television title on AEW Dynamite

Joe defeated Minoru Suzuki to win the title for the first time.

Samoa Joe became Ring of Honor World Television Champion on tonight’s edition of AEW Dynamite.

In the main event, Joe defeated Minoru Suzuki with the muscle buster to win the championship for the first time. This ends Suzuki’s streak after 12 days, defeating Rhett Titus at ROH Supercard of Honor back on April 1.

After the match, Jay Lethal and Sonjay Dutt interrupted Joe’s celebration and said they had a surprise for him. They at first gave him the finger, but then the lights went out. When they came back on, former NBA draftee Santam Singh emerged behind Joe and attacked him, sending him down with a vice grip. Lethal then laid Joe out with the Lethal Injection. The show ended with Lethal holding Joe’s ROH TV title.

Joe made his debut under the AEW umbrella back at Supercard of Honor, interrupting a beatdown by Lethal and Dutt on Jonathan Gresham. The following Wednesday, he defeated Max Caster to qualify for the upcoming Owen Hart Foundation tournament that will start next month.