Samoa Joe becomes 3-time NXT Champion at TakeOver 36

Samoa Joe wins the NXT Championship for a third time at TakeOver

Another NXT Title win added to the resume of Samoa Joe.

Headlining TakeOver 36 was the NXT Championship match between champion Karrion Kross and challenger Samoa Joe. This was Joe’s first match since February of 2020 and in that return match, he became a three-time NXT Champion.

The match between Joe and Kross was made official once Joe offered to step down from his role as enforcer of NXT to have the match with Kross who had previously attacked William Regal. Joe captured the NXT Title by hitting his ‘Muscle Buster’ finisher.

Joe’s first title win happened in April of 2016 and his second win happened in November of 2016 when he defeated Shinsuke Nakamura at TakeOver: Toronto.

Since mid-July, Karrion Kross has been competing on Monday Night Raw. While on Raw, he has tallied up a 3-2 record. He has two wins over Jeff Hardy, one win over Keith Lee along with one loss a piece to Hardy and Lee.

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