Samoa Joe, one of the biggest stars in TNA Impact Wrestling, has announced that he is leaving the company. Yes, the announcement is that sudden and that abrupt, and there is a lot of speculation now going on as to where he may end up. Some do believe that he may be heading to work with WWE, but nothing is known just yet.
On Tuesday afternoon, Samoa Joe simply took to Twitter to make the announcement.
I have decided to part ways with @ImpactWrestling. My very best to them moving forward, and my eternal thanks to the fans.
— Samoa Joe (@SamoaJoe) February 17, 2015
Inside Pulse reported that Samoa Joe is part of the BDC (BeatDown Clan) and is in taped episodes of Impact Wrestling that will air until Spring. In those tapings, nothing was filmed as to him leaving the company or being fired or anything.
Some believe that Samoa Joe would be perfect in WWE, but others have said in the past that Vince McMahon wouldn’t want someone with his body type in the company. Things have changed over the last few years, though, and there is no doubt that Samoa Joe would now be welcome in WWE.
All anyone has to do is look at NXT and see that Kevin Owens (formerly Kevin Steen) has been with the company only a few months, and he is their developmental champion. It’s only a matter of time until he is brought up to the WWE’s main roster as well.
There really is no telling where Samoa Joe could end up going now that his time with TNA is officially over. While some hope for WWE, he could easily find work over in Japan or on the independent scene in the United States, per ProWrestling.net.
Triple H has made it fully obvious that NXT is his baby and he wants it to become a huge brand in the wrestling world. It’s already heading in that direction, and the more big names he has go through there, the better.
Samoa Joe could come in and make an immediate impact in NXT just as Kevin Owens, Finn Balor, and Hideo Itami have done. Joe’s talents are unlike many that have ever been seen in wrestling, and he’s only 35 years old so he has a good bit of time ahead of him.
There is no real word on where Samoa Joe will go now that he has parted ways with TNA, but there are many fans hoping it will be WWE. Only time will tell where the next chants of “Joe’s Gonna Kill You” are heard.
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