Him too? One of the biggest stories of the weekend has been Maxwell Jacob Friedman no showing a meet and greet at AEW’s Double Or Nothing fan fest. That brings up all kinds of questions of what is going on with Friedman’s future, which could cause some issues up and down the company. It turns out that Friedman is not the only person who was absent from an event this weekend, though it is a different situation.

In addition to Friedman missing the meet and greet, reports have surfaced that Samoa Joe missed his meet and greet as well. However, according to Bryan Alvarez of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Samoa Joe’s absence was due to a communication issue rather than any kind of problem between the two sides. There is nothing to suggest that Samoa Joe has any kind of issue or heat with AEW and he is scheduled to face Adam Cole at Double Or Nothing.

Opinion: This is one of those things that is going to happen from time to time and in this case it couldn’t have happened at a worse time. If Samoa Joe just misses a meet and greet, it is a problem that you deal with and move on from. When you throw in what happened with Friedman though, this is the kind of thing that needs an explanation so things do not seem to be even worse than before. Thankfully this seems to be just a mistake and that is hardly some terrible situation.

What do you think of Samoa Joe? How far can he go in AEW? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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