Samoa Joe was great on commentary, but it didn’t last forever. It seems as if he was placed in that role to fulfill a storyline purpose.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted that there will be a new announce team member on Raw soon. Samoa Joe getting put through the commentary table was a way of writing him out of that role.
There will be a new member of the Raw announcing team for the 12/30 show as 12/23 was Joe’s last show
Samoa Joe still has plenty of gas in the tank, but he was still great at commentary. Perhaps fans will eventually see his return to the announce team, but right now he’s not done in the ring.