In recent months, WWE has announced a multitude of layoffs, to the displeasure and dismay of the public from home who have not always been able to understand the reasons for these decisions. Several Superstars have left the company who have also taken off various satisfactions during their time in WWE, such as Braun Strowman, Aleister Black, the IIconics, Murphy, Samoa Joe and Lana.
Although it seems that the list of layoffs could also grow in the coming weeks, some news arrives that would see the Stamford federation "regret" some of these decisions and ready to take action. After the conflicting reports on the future of Aleister Black, between the possible approach to AEW and who would want him back in WWE, Fightful Select reports that another big name could return to the court of Vince McMahon in the next few months: it would be Samoa Joe.
Apparently, several executives would be negotiating with the Samoan Submission Machine for his return to the NXT roster and this deal would foresee a return of Samoa Joe to the ring.
Samoa Joe hasn't been seen in a WWE ring for quite a while
In an update on the matter, Fightful Select also reports that Samoa Joe would be at the Performance Center in Orlando this week, a potential sign that something is moving, although this cannot be taken as a firm confirmation of these rumors.
Recall that Samoa Joe had a successful run at NXT, which began with the victory of the first Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic with Finn Bàlor and culminated with the double conquest of the maximum title. On the main roster, Joe won the US title twice and fought his last match in February 2020, when he teamed up with Kevin Owens and the Viking Raiders to face Seth Rollins, Murphy and the AOP.
He later served as a commentator on Raw until WrestleMania 38, a few days before his farewell. It seems that Joe strongly wanted to return to fighting and this may have convinced WWE to terminate his contract not having the same visions of the fighter about his future.
As a result, Samoa Joe took up the gig as one of RAW's commentators and made his last appearance at the desk on April 15, 2021, at WrestleMania 37. The last time The Destroyer competed in a match was on RAW on February 10, 2020, where he teamed up with Kevin Owens and the Viking Raiders to take on the Authors of Pain, Buddy Murphy, and Seth Rollins.