Another injury has caused WWE superstar Samoa Joe to vacate his NXT Championship.
Samoa Joe Vacates NXT Championship Due To Another Injury
NXT just took another major hit as NXT World Champion Samoa Joe has vacated the title. He is currently out with an undisclosed injury.
Joe uploaded the following video on social media to share the news.
— Samoa Joe (@SamoaJoe) September 12, 2021
“Recently WWE medical has informed me that due to certain injuries, they’d like to have me step away from the ring for a brief, but indeterminate amount of time,” said Joe. “I realize this week we are on the cusp of a new NXT. We are on the brink of a new era in our history and that era deserves a fighting champion.”
“That’s why it makes a difficult decision very easy to make. Effective immediately, I relinquish the NXT championship.”
“Best of luck to those who will vie for it. My sincerest condolences to whoever wins, because I will be along shortly to recollect what is mine.”
Currently, there is no word on what type of injury Joe is dealing with. Also, no timetable for a return was mentioned.
Only a few weeks ago, Joe won the title for a record third time by defeating Karrion Kross.
Samoa Joe relinquished the NXT Title. For what? Injury? No. He hasn’t wrestled since he won it.
Vince & Bruce are TAKING OVER Tuesday. That’s why.
All these check marks that say Triple H is in charge, what more proof do you need HE IS NOT.
NXT IS FUCKING DEAD…
— JDfromNY (@JDfromNY206) September 12, 2021
Samoa Joe Very Prone To Injuries In WWE
Unfortunately, Joe’s main roster run was filled with injuries. Therefore, he spent large chunks of time on the sidelines.
Just seen that Samoa Joe had to relinquish the NXT Championship due to injury.
Here’s a Samoa Joe appreciation Tweet.
Wish him a speedy and healthy recovery. pic.twitter.com/qRsk1JrNZM
— Dan Brown (@lyonsgamezyt2) September 12, 2021
Samoa Joe has relinquished the NXT championship according to WWE.
The reason? Injuries.
What injuries? That is unknown.
He was fine at NXT Takeover. So this is odd.
— Just Alyx (@JustAlyxCentral) September 13, 2021
Samoa Joe Was Just Rehired After Surprise Firing
Eventually, WWE decided to add Joe to the announce table on RAW. That lasted over a year as he was dealing with a concussion.
NXT is preparing for a major overhaul this week and now they have no world champion. So, we will have to see how WWE moves forward with crowning a top dog.
Welp with Samoa Joe getting injured and vacating the NXT title, it might be obvious on who will be champion next pic.twitter.com/6I3YzebLpt
— P H A R A O H ❌ T J W G (@TranquiloSZN) September 12, 2021
Samoa Joe relinquishes the #WWENXT title.
It’s Pete Dunne’s time right??? pic.twitter.com/zPZCynq8I7
— WrestlingShouldBeFun (@WSBFun) September 12, 2021