Samoa Joe is now part of the RAW Commentary team after Dio Maddin went back to NXT. Joe will be working this position until he is medically cleared to compete. He broke his thumb and has yet to be cleared.
According to Reddit user Loose Lips Backstage, Samoa Joe’s next medical evaluation date is December 30th. The user previously leaked the Lana and Bobby Lashley arrest angle. Loose Lips elaborated on WWE procedure.
Yes, they evaluate with trainers and medical staff when talent are in town already for show. DOES NOT mean they will return to in-ring action that date; it’s only to be evaluated.
The date is interestingly on a Monday. We will get to know whether he will have the evaluation on that day or not. Hopefully, we see Samoa Joe make his in-ring return soon enough.