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
Those rumors about WWE giving Apollo Crews a major push turned out to be true after all. The developmental wrestler has now been named the number one contender to the NXT Championship currently held by Finn Balor. Crews leapfrogged over several other performers, including Tyler Breeze and Samoa Joe, to get that highly coveted spot. The belief is that there is a very good chance of him winning the championship soon.
October 15, 2015
In an expected move, Samoa Joe has challenged Finn Balor for the NXT Heavyweight Championship. Balor accepted the challenge, but WWE opted to not grant that to Joe. Instead, they want to give him a little more momentum by having him win a battle royal next week to earn the shot. A couple of other contenders are expected to be added to the match, but the belief is that Joe is almost a lock to win.
October 8, 2015
Since he has not been with the company for too long, a lot of fans were disappointed that Samoa Joe was not going to be in WWE 2K16. However, the producers of the video game have rectified that situation by creating a downloadable version of his character. The former world heavyweight champion is one of five characters that will be included in the Future Stars Pack, which is available for $7.99.
October 7, 2015
Homicide revealed a very interesting thing during a recent interview. Had it worked out, it might have been one of the most hyped wrestling things outside of WWE. He stated that he, Samoa Joe, MVP and Low Ki were hoping to make the Beat Down Crew popular enough to convince New Japan to bring them in for a program with the Bullet Club. Unfortunately, though, things did not work out as planned.
September 19, 2015