It’s another career path. Wrestlers have some limited options when it comes to getting out of the industry. While some are able to retire, there are others who do not have the greatest list of opportunities so they are forced to stay in the ring long after they probably should have hung up their boots. There are other chances available for some though and now we might be seeing one wrestler try something new.
WWE held tryouts for this week in Orlando, Florida in an attempt to find new stars for the company. Former NXT Champion Samoa Joe was seen at the camp, scouting talent and taking notes on potential signings. This comes after Joe has not been seen since September, when he vacated the NXT Title due to an undisclosed injury. At the time, Dave Meltzer reported that Joe had been wanted in a backstage role in WWE. There is no word on if Joe will wrestle again.
Samoa Joe at the recent WWE tryouts pic.twitter.com/rHblyMIrFr
— Wrestling News (@WrestlingNewsCo) December 24, 2021
Joe was a force in WWE. Check out his in-ring days with the company:
Opinion: I don’t know if this is it for Joe’s in-ring career, but it is nice to see that he seems to have something else to do rather than stay in the ring. Joe is 42 years old and has been in the ring for a very long time. That is going to make him valuable backstage and a coaching/talent scouting role could be very good for both the he and the company. Maybe he wrestles again, but if this is it for his in-ring career, he certainly had a great one.
What do you think of Joe? How can he be best used in WWE? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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