Samoa Joe made his triumphant return to the ring at NXT TakeOver 36 during SummerSlam weekend last month, and he made history when he defeated Karrion Kross to become the first ever 3 time NXT Champion.
However, Samoa Joe recently posted a video on Twitter where he announced that due to certain injuries WWE medical has asked him to step away from the ring, therefore he is relinquishing the NXT Championship.
“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. 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.”
Stay tuned for more updates on Samoa Joe as they become available.
— Samoa Joe (@SamoaJoe) September 12, 2021
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