Recently, we brought you the news of a possible return of Samoa Joe, former WWE wrestler and commentator, in the company of McMahon. In fact, the athlete had been spotted at the Orlando Performance Center during the week, suggesting an imminent return.
His dismissal had come like a bolt from the blue in April, no one expected it indeed, the fans would have liked to see him again as soon as possible, knowing his extraordinary skills both in the ring and on the microphone, after an injury he had suffered during the recording an advertisement.
But now this hope for the WWE Universe could be more and more concrete, but with a small variation. Samoa Joe was one of the many names released by WWE in recent months. The former NXT Champion was let go by the company back in April of this year, alongside many huge stars such as Mickie James and Billie Kay.
New details on Samoa Joe's status
Following the words spoken by William Regal in conclusion to NXT TakeOver: In Your House, last night, where the man said "It's time for change", in a very sad tone, Dave Meltzer, speaking on his Wrestling Observer Radio, made a connection with Samoa Joe: “I think that is a signal for Samoa Joe.
I don't know 100%. I was told today that Samoa Joe was going to have a Regal-like role and all of a sudden Regal talks like he's holding back, so maybe the Regal-like role is the Regal role. But if he's leaving, based on what he's said, Samoa Joe is definitely the favorite to be the new Commissioner.
But Joe is in there, and he's there as a non-wrestler, so I think that tells us that he doesn't have the green light (to fight)." Then he goes on to underline one concept well: “He has accepted a job at NXT and is doing something there, and he could be the new authority figure on TV, or not.
But he will be behind the scenes”. Whatever the role of Samoa Joe will be at NXT, we are sure that all the fans will be happy to see him again at work, also because he is truly a competent person on the subject. In April this year, WWE announced the release of multiple superstars.
Samoa Joe was named alongside Mickie James, Billie Kay, Peyton Royce, Tucker, Kalisto and Wesley Blake. Some of these names shocked fans, as both Samoa Joe and Billie Kay were present at WrestleMania 37, just days before the mass releases.
WWE has since made more cuts from the roster. Earlier this month, Braun Strowman, Murphy, Aliester Black, Ruby Riott and Lana were all let go. There have been reports that more releases could be coming.