The Samoan Submission Machine returned on the June 15 episode of NXT, the place he was appointed to be the enforcer to the General Manager William Regal. That huge return occurred on the expense of the present NXT Champion Karrion Kross, who was confronting Regal about his mismanagement of the model.
The program would escalate as Kross choked out Joe, final week following his profitable title protection in opposition to Johnny Gargano. This week, Kross attacked Regal within the car parking zone space, leaving Joe in a seething state and thereby planting the seeds for this upcoming TakeOver 36 matchup.
This would mark Joe’s first wrestling match on WWE TV, in over a 12 months. The final time he participated in a match was on a February 10, 2020, episode of Monday Night Raw in an enormous eight-man tag crew match, allying with Kevin Owens and The Viking Raiders for a loss to Seth Rollins, the Authors Of Pain, and Murphy.
Samoa Joe has been stored out of bodily capability since then owing to numerous causes. He had suffered a concussion whereas performing a suicide dive on a January 27, 2020 episode of Raw.
He could be cleared to return to motion the next week, however whereas filming a industrial for Raw in early February, he would choose up one other concussion in the identical spot.
The former NXT Champion was then suspended in late February following his first violation of WWE’s Wellness Policy. He would ultimately be reinstated on the Raw commentary crew, the place he made constant appearances till his launch from WWE, earlier this 12 months.
Immediately after the discharge, Joe would converse with Triple H a couple of potential return to the corporate whereas reviews additionally claimed that NXT officers made an inner push to have him introduced again into the corporate.
Samoa Joe has acknowledged in earlier interviews that his in-ring profession was not over as the method of returning to energetic competitors was all the time happening. It seems that he has been profitable in that course of as WWE officers have now medically cleared him to compete at TakeOver 36.
Speaking of the upcoming NXT PPV occasion, we’ve additionally acquired updates on who will problem, subsequent for the Women’s Title. Per Ringside News, the partnership between Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez is over. The two appeared for a promo section in the course of the bygone TV tapings (the episode will air on July 27).
Raquel, the reigning Women’s Champion requested whether or not anybody is able to be the following challenger for her title. Suddenly, Raquel’s tag crew associate Dakota Kai turned on her by kicking her, after which she held the NXT Women’s Title over her head. With that occuring, Raquel Gonzalez vs. Dakota Kai ought to be the lineup for TakeOver 36 as we anticipate to see the incident on the following episode of NXT, this coming Tuesday night time.
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