After nearly ten years of wrestling for Impact Wrestling, Samoa Joe finally parted ways with the company and speculation surrounding his next destination has already started.
His exit from the company has dominated social media since he made the announcement on Tuesday and his exit reportedly comes down to the fact that Dixie Carter couldn’t guarantee the same contractual money compared to his last deal, landing himself in a similar situation to AJ Styles and as expected the TNA personnel were disappointed at the big loss to their roster.
According to MetsFan4Ever of Reddit, Samoa Joe might not be looking for work for too long as the WWE could come knocking for the former TNA World Champions services.
His report suggests that Triple H is very interested in bringing in Samoa Joe for a WWE try out and if he impresses – which he will if he does accept the try out – then Triple H will sign him on to NXT.
It’s not definite that Samoa Joe will accept the rumoured offer, as the likely option is that he’ll go down the same route as AJ Styles did when he left Impact Wrestling and went back on the independent scene.
Triple H has brought in a lot of wrestlers into NXT who made names for themselves on the independent circuit much like Samoa Joe has and even though he competed in the WWE in the early 2000’s in dark matches he never actually signed with them and went on to be a huge name in TNA.
It’s being reported that the reason Samoa Joe walked away from the company was because the offer on the table was less then what he was originally making and ultimately decided to leave.
The door will obviously be open for him as he is one of the most successful stars to come from the company but Joe has plenty of options. At 35 years of age he will need to take his time and see what’s best for his health and his career.
“I have decided to part ways with @ImpactWrestling. My very best to them moving forward, and my eternal thanks to the fans.” – Samoa Joe
A lot of his fans would probably want him to turn down the try out offer if it means getting on to NXT as he clearly is main roster talent and he could also make a lot of money if he does eventually decide to go back and compete on the independent circuit.
If he does decide to have a crack at the WWE before he calls it a day – whenever that may be – he will potentially be a massive asset to the business, he can work, he can talk, he has a unique look and his experience will rub off well on the younger superstars.
Triple H might be interested in bringing the big name into the WWE, but according to the same reports it’s being said that Vince McMahon has never been too keen, and still isn’t keen on bringing Samoa Joe into the company.
He might be getting older but he still does have a lot to offer, if he does stay away from Impact Wrestling for good regardless of whether it’s on good terms or not, the WWE need to try to sign him up and utilise his impressive skill set.