Samoa Joe suffered concussions that took him out of action. He never returned to the ring following a stint on the RAW announce team. Sadly, WWE released Joe from his contract last week.
Kurt Angle was very confused by Samoa Joe’s firing. He opened up about this on the Kurt Angle Show. In all reality, Angle was hoping that Joe could step up to Bobby Lashley and give him a very physical opponent.
Without a doubt, him or AJ Styles. Samoa Joe was a lot more physical. We had a more physical type of match. AJ was more athletic. Joe was a very intense individual and I’m surprised they released him. Especially with Bobby Lashley right now, they need some guys to go up against Bobby and I thought Samoa Joe would be a great person to represent that spot, but unfortunately, they did let him go and I’m not sure why.
Samoa Joe was never cleared for a return to the ring at the time of his release. This is in spite of the fact that he sat on the sidelines, calling the action on RAW for a year.
We’ll have to see if Samoa Joe wrestles again, but it’s not likely going to be for WWE.