Report: Is Samoa Joe Returning To WWE?

Reports have emerged linking Samoa Joe with a WWE return as part of the NXT brand after a visit to the WWE Performance Center this week.

Samoa Joe

Back in April, wrestling fans were shocked and saddened when Samoa Joe’s name ‘headlined’ the crop of wrestlers released by WWE in one of their now seemingly regular clear out.

Joe had been serving as Raw’s colour commentary whilst injured, having not stepped into the ring since February 2020.

Now a report has emerged from Fightful Select (Subscription required) That Joe was spotted this week at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida and his name has seemingly been thrown out as someone who could be rehired specifically to work on the NXT brand. These murmurs are said to have come from “Over half a dozen” WWE insiders.

Joe previously had a hugely successful NXT run from May 2015 – January 2017. During that time he won the NXT Championship twice before his move to the Raw roster.

Will Samoa Joe return to the black and gold? We’re keeping everything crossed. The idea of Joe vs. Karrion Kross has us salivating.

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