There are reportedly no immediate plans to move Samoa Joe to the main roster

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It came as a surprise to many that Shinsuke Nakamura was unable to retain his NXT Championship at TakeOver: Toronto.

Samoa Joe became the first man in history to hold the championship on two occasions, and has now been involved in title feuds for the best part of a year.


Before the match took place, it was speculated that the loser of this feud would go on to make their debut on the main roster, either on Monday Night Raw or SmackDown Live.


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As we know, that didn’t happen following Survivor Series, and according to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, it won’t happen anytime soon either.

Earlier this month, he explained that officials had no plans to move the King of Strong Style to the main roster, and it seems as if Samoa Joe isn’t going to be that man instead.

It’s being reported that the reason for the title change is so that their feud can continue, which suggests he won’t be called up for a while.


Joe is also scheduled to defend his gold against Nakamura at the NXT live event in Osaka, Japan on December 3, where the title is expected to change hands in his home country.

Fans have remained vocal for a while now, claiming that Joe is more than ready to appear on the main roster, especially since the likes of Kevin Owens, AJ Styles and Finn Balor are already there.

There’s no denying that he’d be a huge addition to either brand, as there are still so many incredible feuds ahead of him, whenever he does get the call.

However, with his potential loss in the long-run, there are a lack of serious top stars to help carry the brand like Neville and Sami Zayn were able to do.

Although, with the WWE preferring to throw fans off in recent times, it won’t be a huge surprise to see Joe finally move up and appear at the Royal Rumble.

When should Samoa Joe move up to the main roster? Have YOUR say in the comments section below.

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