That’s what’s next. WWE has a lot of time to fill throughout the course of a week and it can get even more complicated when you factor in major specials. The good thing is that WWE has spent a long time figuring it out, though not every one of them is going to be a hit. This time around though, WWE might have a pretty good idea for one of their top feuds, assuming it is the way they go.

In the main event of this week’s NXT, Karrion Kross defeated Johnny Gargano to retain the NXT Title. NXT enforcer Samoa Joe served as the guest referee for the match and nearly clashed with Kross multiple times. Following the match, Samoa Joe raised Kross’ hand and left but Kross choked him out to end the show.

Samoa Joe returned to NXT in June as General Manager William Regal’s enforcer. However, he was told that he was not allowed to be an active competitor and could not fight a wrestler without being physically provoked. There is no word on if Samoa Joe will be getting back in the ring, as he has not wrestled a match since February 2020 due to a series of concussions. It is not clear if Samoa Joe vs. Kross is officially planned in any way at the moment.

This was a big one. Check out what went down, Samoa Joe’s post match actions, and what might be coming for Kross:

Karrion Kross vs. Johnny Gargano – NXT Title Match: WWE NXT, July 13, 2021

Samoa Joe goes hunting for Karrion Kross: WWE NXT Exclusive, July 13, 2021

Samoa Joe’s most badass moments: WWE Top 10, June 24, 2021

Opinion: I think you can tell where this one is going and that is a good sign for a lot of fans. Samoa Joe is one of those people who can do all kinds of things for NXT and feels like the biggest star the show has. If he is healthy and cleared to get in the ring, I could certainly go for seeing what he can do with Kross. It makes for a big story, and the match headlining the next Takeover would not surprise me.

Do you want to see the match? How do you see it going? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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