Ric Flair Reveals What Happened To Samoa Joe

Brock Lesnar is undoubtedly one of the most dominant pro wrestlers to have ever competed inside the squared circle. He had two tremendous runs in WWE, both of which resulted in him winning major World Championships and being a huge draw for fans. Brock Lesnar has been absent from WWE television ever since he dropped the WWE Championship to Drew McIntyre at WrestleMania 36 last year. Brock Lesnar was also previously called out by a Superstar from Monday Night RAW.



Brock Lesnar made his return at WWE SummerSlam and then appeared on a previous episode of Friday Night Smackdown and confronted Roman Reigns for a WWE Universal Championship match, which he eventually accepted.

The two were set to square off against each other at WWE Crown Jewel for the WWE Universal Championship on October 21st in Saudi Arabia. At the event, Brock Lesnar ended up losing the match after interference from The Usos and Roman Reigns using the WWE Universal Championship to hit Lesnar in the head.

Brock Lesnar was then suspended after assaulting Adam Pearce and others on the subsequent episode of Friday Night Smackdown but has since then returned on last week’s show. The two will be facing off against each other at WWE Day 1 on January 1st of next year.

Samoa Joe was among the several WWE Superstars who were recently let go by the company. Among the Superstars released included Peyton Royce, Billie Kay, Mojo Rawley and others. Many fans were simply shocked at WWE releasing Samoa Joe, who had become a staple as part of the WWE commentary team for over a year now. Finn Balor also previously leaked a major update on Bray Wyatt. 

His last appearance was at WrestleMania 37 as he worked alongside Michael Cole and announced both Night One and Two of WrestleMania 37. That all changed once Samoa Joe made his return back in June to NXT. Eventually, Samoa Joe won the NXT Championship in his in-ring return after he defeated Karrion Kross for the title at the NXT TakeOver 36 special last month.

Unfortunately, Samoa Joe had to relinquish his NXT Championship after suffering an undisclosed injury.

WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair recently spoke on his Wooooo Nation Uncensored podcast, where he gave Samoa Joe a lot of praise for looking like a credible opponent for Brock Lesnar.

“I really like Samoa Joe a lot. I got a lot of time for him. I definitely believe he is solid on the microphone. He is one of the few wretlers that, when he grabbed Lesnar, it was actually believable. Going back to what I said last week, those Samoan kids are not only tough, they can all work and they are tough and tenacious kids.

To me, he is just very talented. I knew he had an injury but I cannot remember what kind it was. He and I have talked, and I enjoy being around him, Joe is a very nice guy.”

Harrison Carter
Harrison Carter
Harrison Carter has been a huge pro wrestling fan since 2002, and it's been his first love ever since then. He has years of writing experience for all things pro wrestling. His interests outside of wrestling include films, books and soccer.

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