Welcome home. With so many wrestlers on the WWE roster, it can be hard to find a spot for someone to break in. It might help if someone has something that sets them apart from the rest of the wrestlers, especially if a wrestler is trying to get in from the outside. That was the case this week as a released wrestler came back to WWE in a pretty big way this week.

Samoa Joe made his return to WWE television this week, making his return to NXT. General Manager William Regal had been interrupted by Karrion Kross but Samoa Joe appeared instead. Regal offered him the position of General Manage but Samoa Joe countered by offering to be Regal’s enforcer. Regal agreed, on the condition that Samoa Joe not be an active competitor and could only attack someone if physically provoked. Later in the show, Adam Cole would shove Samoa Joe and get choked out as a result.

The return comes two months after Samoa Joe was released from his WWE contract and had been rumored earlier in the week. Samoa Joe had been serving as a broadcaster for Monday Night Raw and has not wrestled a match since February 2020 due to a series of concussions. There is no word on if he is medically cleared to return to the ring at the moment. He has spent time in NXT before, becoming the first man to win the NXT Title twice.

It was a pretty awesome moment. Check out what happened and some of Samoa Joe’s time in NXT:

Samoa Joe returns to confront Karrion Kross: WWE NXT, June 15, 2021

Samoa Joe puts Adam Cole out with the Coquina Clutch: WWE NXT, June 15, 2021

Relive the war between Shinsuke Nakamura and Samoa Joe: WWE NXT, Aug. 24, 2016

Opinion: Even though this was known in advance, it was still a big moment. Samoa Joe feels like an NXT legend and has had a pretty good deal of success on the main roster. It is cool to see him and his star power back in NXT, as the show has been badly needing such things in general. I’m not sure what he is going to do, but just having him back in any way is a positive.

What do you want to see Samoa Joe do in NXT? What do you want to see him do in NXT? 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 kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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