Samoa Joe is currently on the shelf after suffering a thumb injury. This explains why he has been appearing during Kickoff Show panels and wearing a cast.
Joe is a RAW superstar, but his return will take at least one more month. However, that is not a definite timetable and he might return later. According to Fightful Select, Samoa Joe might be appearing in December.
“Samoa Joe is listed as ‘returning’ in December. This is hardly a guarantee.”
We hope Joe returns sooner rather than later, but that they do not rush his recovery. We wonder what WWE will have planned for him upon his return.