Samoa Joe is one of the fiercest competitors that WWE has ever seen.
However, Samoa Joe has been sidelined for over a year now due to previous concussion issues. The company is currently having Samoa Joe do commentary on SmackDown and is being careful about a possible in-ring return. There were many that felt we may have seen Samoa Joe big comeback in the 2021 Royal Rumble, but it didn’t happen.
The former WWE United States Champion recently sat down to discuss things with Uproxx.
“I think right now, we’ve learned a lot medically about concussions and recovery and we’re taking the safest and the best approach and I appreciate it. WWE medical, they’ve been great and understanding and wonderful. So I think at this time we’re just taking the best course of action and obviously some things have been delayed just because of the pandemic and medical availability and liability of being in places and traveling to get evaluations and stuff. ”
“So, I mean, there’s been some technical holdups as well as just a very careful approach to my return and recovery and I appreciate it. And I’m all aboard, you know? I would rather take this time and miss a large considerable amount of time than potentially this getting more serious. It took (WWE) a lot to talk me down. But after seeing medically, you know, what I’ve seen, I agree with them. And we’re just taking our time with it and trying to do right.”
It sounds like WWE is taking all the right steps to get Joe back in the ring safely. The current pandemic may have played a factor in his return as well, but it seems like a matter of when not if we’ll see him back in the ring again. Joe sounds like he’s doing great and we can’t wait to see him back doing his thing.
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