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NXT Champion Samoa Joe Relinquishes Title After Sustaining Injury

by Pavitra Shome
NXT Champion Samoa Joe Relinquishes Title After Sustaining Injury

The Reigning NXT Champion Samoa Joe’s 3rd title run has come to an abrupt end as he announced via Twitter and other social media platforms, saying he is vacating the title due to some undisclosed injuries, and WWE’s medical staff said him to step away from the ring for a brief amount of time to look on it, as reported by Sean Ross Sap of Fightful.com

Joe Became the First Ever 3 time NXT Champion after defeating Karrion Kross on Aug. 22nd at NXT Takeover 36. He also mentioned how his announcement of dropping the title comes prior to a major transition of NXT, and it certainly doesn’t look planned.(Samoa Joe’s)

With a Major Title being vacated, General Manager William Regal will probably announce the future in the upcoming show on Tuesday.

Nuufolau Joel Seanoa is an American professional wrestler and color commentator, better known by the ring name Samoa Joe. He is currently signed to WWE where he performs on the NXT brand. During his career, he also worked in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) and Ring of Honor (ROH).

He established himself in ROH from the promotion’s beginning in 2002, holding the ROH World Championship for a record 21 months from March 2003 to December 2004. Upon joining TNA in June 2005, he embarked on a 19-month-long undefeated streak, and went on to hold the TNA World Heavyweight Championship once, the TNA X Division Championship five times, the TNA World Tag Team Championship twice, and the TNA Television




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