Samoa Joe is one of the most talented and accomplished pro wrestlers around and his time in WWE has been eventful. Joe won the NXT Title and was later placed on the main roster, even if he was told he shouldn’t expect to receive a call-up.

Samoa Joe made his debut in NXT back in 2015 after he parted ways with TNA Wrestling that year. He became one of the mainstays of the black and gold brand in no time. Now he is back on NXT after a run on the main roster and getting released.

While speaking to Alex McCarthy of talkSPORT, Samoa Joe talked about his return to NXT and then revealed that he was in talks with the company about an NXT return a few years ago. Plans were nixed, but he did get back to NXT eventually.

“I just think a decision was made on one-end, but this tenure and position in NXT I currently have now was kind of talked about two or three years ago. It was a matter of when we were going to get the opportunity to make the transition and there really wasn’t an opportunity because I was so busy with Raw and SmackDown. So it’s not like they were going to pull me from there and move me to NXT at the time.”

Samoa Joe is set to challenge Karrion Kross for the NXT Championship at the NXT TakeOver 36 event on August 22. We will have to wait and see if he will be able to win the match or not. This could be an interesting time for Samoa Joe and we can’t wait to bring you all the news you need to know right here at Ringside News!

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