Former US Champion Spotted After Months Overseeing Latest WWE Tryouts

Published 12/25/2021, 10:00 AM EST


After a long absence, former US Champion Samoa Joe recently attended the WWE Try-out process alongside NXT General Manager William Regal.

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Recently, WWE held the latest round of WWE Tryouts for future recruitment, where superstars from different wrestling federations performed. The company is looking for future superstars for the main roster debut. WWE held the tryouts at the Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.

Athletes above the age of 18 applied for the try-out process. Even Ring of Honor Champion Rok-C was a part of WWE’s tryout process. WWE released a video of the tryouts featuring the ROH Women’s Champion.

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The latest pictures of the WWE tryouts also featured former 3-time NXT Champion Samoa Joe. William Regal accompanied the NXT Champion alongside other WWE Officials. Both men were part of the ‘overseers’ panel during the tryout process.

After a long time, Joe showed up in the WWE after his last match against Karrion Kross at NXT Takeover 36. The match lasted for a long time, with both men fighting intensely. However, Samoa Joe grabbed the win. Later that night, he relinquished his title because of an undisclosed injury.

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However, it seems Joe is recovered fully and is actively taking part in the WWE’s tryouts.

Can Samoa Joe return to the WWE main roster?

The answer is uncertain. The former United States Champion spent a decent time in WWE with different segments. Overall, Joe’s gimmick represented him as an arrogant heel in the NXT brand.

Moreover, The Samoan Submission Machine dominated the NXT brand by defeating some tough opponents like Shinsuke Nakamura and Finn Balor. His NXT tenure had many intense matches with dominating moves. Later, he showed up on the main roster in a rivalry with Seth Rollins.

His rivalry segments with Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar were insane and garnered good fan support. The match against Brock Lesnar proved his potential skills. Although he failed to defeat Brock Lesnar, he almost had Lesnar on his knees for some time.

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After his rivalry with Seth Rollins, he was off from the screen for some time. However, he got everyone’s attention again in the NXT when he went against the NXT Champion Karrion Kross.

It is quite clear that Samoa Joe is back in WWE after his injury. Although nothing is confirmed about his in-ring return, he may show up soon at NXT or at the main roster. Joe is an experienced wrestler and has great skills, and has dominated many other superstars in the past. Therefore, if he returns, he can be a good candidate to get a push for a major title.

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Do you think Samoa Joe will make his main roster return soon? Tell us in the comments.

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Yash Sawant

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Yash is a WWE and AEW writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Yash is a BSC student and along with his studies follows his favorite sport. Being a WWE fan since 2012, Yash loves all things related to wrestling.

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