Update on Samoa Joe Replacing William Regal as the General Manager of NXT

Published 06/14/2021, 12:28 PM EDT


Samoa Joe was released from his WWE contract right after WrestleMania 37. Since then, several reports are doing rounds regarding Joe’s future in the pro wrestling business. After almost two months away from action, we finally have an update on where we could see him next.

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Samoa Joe replacing William Regal on WWE NXT?

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On the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer revealed William Regal’s promo is a cue for Samoa Joe to takeover. He added that it isn’t a sure thing. Although he’s definitely hearing of Joe returning in a Regal-like role.

Meltzer said, “I think that’s the cue for Samoa Joe. I don’t know that 100%. I was told today that Samoa Joe was gonna be in a Regal-like role, then all of a sudden Regal’s talking like he’s stepping down, so maybe the Regal-like role is Regal’s role.”

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Meltzer added if William Regal is really leaving, then Joe is a favorite to replace him as the GM of NXT. He also noted Joe returning to WWE in a non-wrestling role means he’s still not cleared for an in-ring return.

The veteran wrestling journalist concluded, “He’s taken a job in NXT and he’s doing something there, and he may be the new authority figure on television, or he may not be. But he’s gonna be behind-the-scenes.” H/t WrestleTalk

We already know there were talks of bringing back Samoa Joe to NXT. In fact, he was even spotted at the WWE Performance Center a few days ago. Now, if he appears on the black and gold brand on Tuesday, then it will be definitely be a huge shocker!

Although we’re still wondering what and how Triple H and his team at NXT is planning to bring Samoa Joe on-screen. After all, no matter how good he is, it would be really difficult to imagine a NXT without William Regal.

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We will know what’s in store for William Regal and the change he vows to bring this Tuesday on NXT. Do you think Joe will return to WWE this Tuesday as William Regal’s replacement? Let us know in the comments below!

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Ishan Chavan is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Being a Journalism graduate, Ishan has over six years of experience in the Media Production Industry, having worked with Viacom 18's streaming platform, Voot. A wrestling fan since childhood, Ishan's favorite wrestlers are Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, and Chris Jericho as he feels these three have the perfect blend of wrestling and promo skills, especially Jericho.

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