Joe is an American kickboxer who became an underground martial arts champion. He fought in the first
Street Fighter tournament but was defeated. Joe was formerly the unbeaten
kickboxing champion of the United States before violent outbursts and financial
troubles caused him to become an outlaw on the road. He currently participates
in indie wrestling tournaments under the identity "Super Star".
It's possible that Joe is
loosely based on the late kickboxing legend, Joe Lewis.
Fun Fact: For many years, fans speculated that
Joe was the blond fighter seen in the original Street Fighter 2: World
Warrior intro. This was later disconfirmed by the Capcom Fighters Network
website after the release of Street
Fighter V concept artwork and bios for the actual characters who appear in
the intro named "Scott" and