Samoa Joe Relinquishes NXT Title due to injury

The Samoan Submission Machine cuts short his record breaking third reign

Samoa Joe Relinquishes NXT Title due to injury

Samoa Joe has taken to social media to share a video in which he made it known that the WWE Medical Team has informed him he has sustained an injury and unfortunately  will have to relinquish the NXT Championship. He has been advised to also take some time off for a brief but indeterminate amount of time. 

This was Samoa Joe's third reign as Champion, having ended Karrion Kross's reign at NXT Takeover 36. It is not yet known what this will mean for the NXT Title picture but for now it is vacant. 

Personally I find the timing of this rather convenient with the new branding of NXT due to start this week, however Joe's history of injuries is well documented throughout his WWE career and it could very well just be a coincidence. 

We at Real Rasslin wish Joe a speedy recovery and hope to see him wrestle again soon.

What do you think about the NXT Title being vacant?

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