Samoa Joe: Update on his WWE NXT Status following injury

WWE NXT Superstar Samoa Joe had to relinquish his Championship earlier this week, but how long will the Samoan be out of action?

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WWE NXT Superstar Samoa Joe recently had to confirm that he was relinquishing the NXT Championship due to injury. The three-time NXT title holder noted on a social media video that he would have to give up the belt as he was not cleared by WWE officials.

Tommaso Ciampa would win the NXT Championship on this week’s episode of the programme, which was dubbed NXT 2.0 as part of a rebrand for the Tuesday night show.

According to a new report from PWInsider, there is currently no timeframe on when Samoa Joe will return, but thankfully he doesn’t appear to be out of action for long.

“Samoa Joe is not expected out of action for an extended period of time but there’s no word yet as to when he’ll be back.  We are told the decision to strip him was not a creative one but what was stated, WWE medical made the call, so the decision was made to strip Joe and crown a new champion tonight, trying to turn a negative into a positive by having the coronation of the next WWE NXT Champion as part of the NXT 2.0 broadcast.”

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When will Samoa Joe return to WWE?

Here is the current card for WWE Extreme Rules 2021; which takes place on Sunday, September 26th from the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio:

Extreme Rules 2021 will be available on Peacock in the United States and WWE Network internationally. Peacock is available from $4.99 per month and WWE Network is £9.99 in all other regions, dependent on the type of currency.