While doing an interview with The Independent, Dean Ambrose specifically mentioned that he would love to wrestle a match against Samoa Joe, as that would be something new for his character. Ambrose stated that since he has been around WWE for a while now, he has worked with just about everyone on the main roster. There are currently no plans in place for Joe to be elevated to the main roster any time soon, unfortunately.
January 14, 2016
For years, the internet wrestling community has bashed TNA for signing former WWE stars. Through an interview with the Associated Press, Dixie Carter noted that the roles have now been reversed, as World Wrestling Entertainment has been seeking out her performers now. Samoa Joe and James Storm, who came back to Impact Wrestling this week, are two recent examples.
January 8, 2016
When asked about which performers in NXT that he would love to wrestle on the main roster in WWE, Ryback mentioned Sami Zayn and Samoa Joe but really focused on Finn Balor. The former Intercontinental Champion showered Balor, who currently carries the heavyweight championship in the developmental brand, with quite a bit of praise, noting that Finn brings his best night in and night out.
January 5, 2016
Hoping to become a more active touring company in 2016 so that NXT can finally become profitable, Triple H has booked his developmental crew for a tour of the midwest. In January, the promotion will be making their debuts in Milwaukee, Chicago, Detroit and Green Bay. They will also be doing another stop in Pittsburgh. Names being advertised are Apollo Crews, Samoa Joe, Finn Balor and Bayley.
December 15, 2015
Since he has lost a lot of momentum, WWE is considering the possibility of a heel turn for Samoa Joe. The feeling is that an NXT Heavyweight Championship match between two heels is not going to be as much of a draw, even though both performers are among the best in the world. Joe might only be a heel on a temporary basis because the front office thinks he can be a face on the main roster.
October 22, 2015
Fans who attended an NXT live event in Tampa this week were surprised to see what the main event of the show was. Samoa Joe was one of the contestants, which comes as no surprise because he is a former world heavyweight champion. His opponent, however, was someone that normally would not be working in such a high profile spot on the card. Tye Dillinger got the call because they needed someone to work with Joe.
October 17, 2015