Jamie Noble made a rare in-ring appearance at a WWE house show last night, teaming with Butch, Ridge Holland & Braun Strowman to take on a Bloodline team of Sami Zayn, Solo Sikoa and the Usos.
According to Noble, it was his final match. The 45-year-old, often underrated, has had a remarkable career. Tributes are now flying in for the former Cruiserweight Champion, with top WWE star Sami Zayn leading the way.
Sami Zayn Pays Tribute To Jamie Noble
In a tweet sent shortly after the 8-man tag match at a WWE house show in Charleston, Virginia, Sami Zayn reflected with the following;
“An emotional night. I’m humbled & honored to have had the privilege of sharing the ring with Jamie Noble tonight in his final match. Very few actually know how much Jamie has contributed to this industry. One of the great minds for the business & an unsung hero at @WWE. Grateful.”
It is clear that Sami Zayn has great respect for Noble, so much so that Zayn took the loss in the match. Jamie Noble’s final match ended with Sami Zayn attempting a spear on the legend, only for Noble to reverse with a kick to the face and a rendition of his patented Sitout Double-Underhook Powerbomb. Noble claimed the victory three seconds later.
Many may know Jamie Noble for his “trailer park trash” gimmick, appearing alongside Nidia from 2002 to 2004. During this time, Noble defeated The Hurricane for the Cruiserweight Championship on an episode of Smackdown, holding the title for 147 days.
However, Jamie Noble also has a highly prosperous career outside of WWE. Through 2004 and 2005, he was part of a successful tag team with Bryan Danielson in New Japan Pro-Wrestling. In mid-2005, Noble became the Ring of Honor Champion, defeating CM Punk, Samoa Joe and Christopher Daniels in an elimination four-way match. He held the championship for 36 days before losing it to former tag partner Bryan Danielson at Glory by Honor IV.
Jamie Noble is currently signed to WWE as a producer, a role which involves helping other wrestlers put their matches together. He has held this post since his initial retirement in 2009.