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Injury Update On Samoa Joe

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Samoa Joe

Samoa Joe nearly became WWE Universal Champion at the Great Balls of Fire PPV, going up against Brock Lesnar.  The Samoan Submission Machine wasted little time in showing Lesnar that he was a threat to his spot atop the company.

That was Lesnar’s first title defense since winning it from Goldberg at WrestleMania, and one of his toughest challengers to date.

And the former NXT champion was the odds-on favorite to win the title, going up against four other megastars at SummerSlam. But sadly, Lesnar retained the title, pinning Roman Reigns.

His momentum is cut short

Joe suffered a knee injury at a RAW house show in a match with Cena. That show was in Jonesboro, Arkansas, back in August.  He was originally scheduled to face John Cena at No Mercy. But the plan changed, and the WWE Creative Team had no choice but to pair Cena with Roman Reigns instead.

Oddly enough, nobody reported any knee problems during the match. Additionally, it even looks like a planned finish. Cena had no problem hitting an Attitude Adjustment for a pinfall victory.

But, Joe did not work Sunday’s live event in Tupelo, Mississippi. hen, he missed RAW. Neither Joe nor WWE has acknowledged the injury at this time.

Regardless, PWInsider.com is reporting The Samoan Destroyer may be sidelined between 4-6 weeks to deal his knee injury.

Injury Update

The report stated Joe was in Birmingham, Alabama at the beginning of this week to have his knee looked at.

Wrestling Observer reports that his in-ring action is expected near the end of October. His return will be his first television appearance since the RAW after SummerSlam.

As of this writing, it’s still unknown if WWE plan on using Joe on television before he is ready to return to in-ring action.

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