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According to Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer Radio, Samoa Joe is back in the WWE. However, he will be under the NXT banner and not in the spot people may think. Samoa Joe has taken a non Wrestling role in NXT and will work behind the scenes aswell as possibly taking on a commissioner role that was left by William Regal. Meltzer said…
“So, I think that’s the cue for Samoa Joe. I don’t know that 100%. I was told today that Samoa Joe was in a Regal-like role, then all of a sudden Regal’s talking like he’s stepping down, so maybe the Regal-like role is Regal’s role. But, if he’s leaving, based on what I was told, Samoa Joe was definitely the favorite to be the new commissioner. Joe is in, and he’s in as a non-wrestler, so I think that tells you that he’s not cleared, so even if you want him to go to another company, if he’s not medically cleared, I don’t want to say impossible, because we’ve seen too many examples are people not medically cleared for life, who end up wrestling again”
Samoa Joe was part of the several releases within the WWE in April, but according to Fightful has recently been spotted in the Performance Center.