Samoa Joe has been absent from in-ring competition for a long time owing to injuries. He suffered a concussion last time and had to be removed from any in-ring work. Since then he has been a part of the commentary team for the past few months.
“Right now I’m enjoying commentary on Raw. It’s been a fun challenge. Obviously, I’m not done in the ring by no means. I think right now I’m exploring things. Aside from that, I’m doing voice acting which is fun and very cool. It’s a very enjoyable thing. I have a project coming up with Warner Brothers. I’m very fortunate and I’m very happy that I’m doing the things I’m doing right now.”
Concussions are a very serious matter and WWE does not take them lightly. It could still be a while until fans get to see Joe compete in the squared circle again. Till then, they will be able to catch him every week on commentary.