REPORT: WWE releases Samoa Joe

For the second time, Samoa Joe has been released by WWE, per report

Samoa Joe is no longer with WWE, per report.

Coming out of WrestleMania 37, WWE made a series of cuts to their talent roster and one of the names on that list was Samoa Joe. Joe was brought back to WWE two months later to be an on-screen character for the NXT program.

Today, it was reported by Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp that Joe has been released from WWE again.

Joe returned to in-ring competition in August 2021 and defeated Karrion Kross for the NXT Championship at TakeOver 36. As the NXT 2.0 rebrand went into effect, Joe announced that he was relinquishing the NXT Title “due to certain injuries”.

In the months following that announcement, Joe worked as a talent scout for WWE and was present for tryouts that the company held.

Joe is 42 years of age and prior to the TakeOver 36 match, the last time he competed in a sanctioned match was February 2020.

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