Joe has always been seen as a leader in the locker room and was well-liked by most everyone. Joe's departure is leaving a hole in the roster similar to the one left when AJ Styles and TNA parted ways.
Just sucks 2 hear @SamoaJoe leaving TNA. He will do great things & continue his excellence. Dont know what else to say & dont agree.— TAZ (@OfficialTAZ) February 18, 2015
Not gonna lie: pretty devastated that my big brother won't be there next time I go to work. He'll be more than fine. @SamoaJoe is all pro.— Magnus (@MagnusOfficial) February 18, 2015
Josh Mathews (@realjoshmathews) February 18, 2015
To @SamoaJoe - 1 of the very best I've ever had the privilege to wrestle. Many Blessings to you and your future. I will remember the feuds— Kurt Angle (@RealKurtAngle) February 17, 2015