Samoa Joe suffered multiple injuries due to which he became part of the WWE commentary team. He is very comfortable in the role and while the status of his current injury is unknown, he will be continuing in this role for the time being.
He suffered a concussion during the filming of USA Network’s “Must Be Monday” commercial. This was when Joe just came back from another injury.
He spoke on WWE The Bump, where he talked about his first time as part of the commentary team. He replaced Jerry Lawler for a few weeks until he was fit for an in-ring return. He had no interest in being part of commentary, but Vince McMahon’s feedback changed his mind.
“I’ve had zero media aspirations. I just drift through life, and things just hit me as they come. I got on the commentary table – it was funny when the light shined on me, I started to hear the angels sing, I said to myself, ‘You know, this might be a good fit.’ I then put my headset on, and Vince [McMahon] came through and said, ‘You know, this feels right.’ I was like, ‘I know!’
“It’s been a weird journey, but I’m still on it. It’s an odyssey and a quest. I’m just trying to take the world along with me. I have a very descriptive mind, you know, when I see things, my observations are quick to come right out of my mouth. So yeah, it’s been working out very well.”
We will have to see when he is able to make a return to the ring.