It has become known that since his departure from TNA, Samoa Joe has gained a large amount of interest from WWE through the likes of Triple H and Paul Heyman.
According to MetsFan4Ever on Reddit, Triple H is rumoured to want to have Joe on the NXT area of WWE, though what exactly his role would be has not yet become clear.
Joe confirmed his departure from TNA via Twitter yesterday evening, stating: "I have decided to part ways with @ImpactWrestling. My very best to them moving forward, and my eternal thanks to the fans."
PWInsider have reported that the split between the 35-year-old and the company is completely legitimate and that the decision made was amicable. John Gaburick, TNA'S Executive Vice President of Television and Talent, released this statement on the company's official website following the news:
"Upon expiration of Samoa Joe's contract, TNA and Joe have mutually agreed to part ways. We would like to thank Samoa Joe for 9 great years. Joe will always be a valued member of our family. We wish him all the best."
It seems however that Samoa Joe's time away from professional wrestling from professional wrestling will not be for long as there has already said to have been contact made between him and WWE's Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative; Triple H.
It was noted last year that both Joe and The Game followed each other on Twitter in a quick exchange, with speculation arising that this was so that a direct message was able to be made between the pair, who soon after, unfollowed each other.
Having spent nine years with TNA, there is no denying that Joe is an experienced in the professional wrestling lifestyle, so it comes as no surprise that Triple H has showed an interest in him.
At 35-years-old, it may become apparent that Joe's age is a defining factor in what his role would be at WWE, but given that he is younger than both John Cena and Brock Lesnar, it would not be too strange if he were given a try out run in the near future.
In addition, Paul Heyman also appeared keen on the idea of Joe becoming a part of WWE, having Tweeted this last night: "Hmmm RT @SamoaJoe I have decided to part ways with @ImpactWrestling. My very best to them moving forward, and my eternal thanks to the fans."
Which could well be an indication that Heyman, who is a huge fan of Joe and has been for sometime, may well be focused on having the TNA legend as the next Paul Heyman Guy.
As news of Joe's departure from TNA broke only recently, whether or not WWE was a factor in making the decision has not become clear, but it could well be that a move to the company would certainly benefit both him and the industry.