On the latest episode of the “Nitty Gritty Dirt Show” on RussosBrand.com, host Billi Bhatti and former WWE writer Vince Russo, discussed WWE personality Samoa Joe’s contract reportedly expiring, but it looks like he’ll stick with WWE instead of going to AEW. Wrestling-Edge transcribed Bhatti’s comments below.
Bhatti: Samoa Joe’s contract is also going to be coming up soon as well. He is one of those people that have got a five year deal that [started] in 2016. So Joe is going to have a new deal, perhaps it will be an announcers deal at that point when they make a final decision.
Samoa Joe was reportedly cleared to return to the ring. In other news featuring Samoa Joe, the former two-time NXT Champion recently admitted on a recent edition of TNA star’s Taylor Wilde’s podcast Wilde On revealed one of the most embarassing travel stories that happened to him during a trip to Japan.
Joe told Wilde: “At one time, when I was working at Zero 1 in Japan, one of our guys did this big Bruiser Brody-type entrance, and he was just trashing the venue and it was a TV,” Joe recalled. “At Kourken Hall, you would be a little more restrained. As we got on some of these real towns, he would get wild. As a gag, we would all try to follow behind his path of destruction and do a mini path of destruction, but nobody saw it. Everyone in the arena was watching big Sylvester Terkay, who was playing a King Kong Brody-type character, rampaging through.”
Joe continued: “Either me, Michael Shane, or CW Anderson would follow behind, and I’m doing a very bad small King Kong impression. And I was tagging with Sylvester,” Joe continued. “He was coming down the bleachers, and he was throwing people, whipping the chain around, and everybody’s going crazy, and I remember I went to kind of jump up on a riser to look all cool and stuff and right when I got there, it was slippery. They saw me jump up, my head was there and then my feet were there, but I wasn’t there, and I think I hit and I rolled down two or three steps. And I think it was 6-man tag, and I tag in second and I was like, ‘Nah man, stay for a minute’. The guy who jumped off the apron is rubbing a knot that I got on my back.”