WWE is reporting on their website that Samoa Joe has sustained an injury, and therefore has relinquished the NXT Championship due to “certain injuries.”
Joe made a statement in a video he posted to Twitter. You can read the statement from WWE and Samoa Joe below:
Samoa Joe’s Statement:
Recently WWE medical has informed me that due to certain injuries, they’d like to have me step away from the ring for a brief, but indeterminate amount of time. I realize this week we are on the cusp of a new NXT, we are on the brink of a new era in our history, and that era deserves a fighting champion. That’s why it makes a difficult decision very easy to make. Effective immediately, I relinquish the NXT championship. Best of luck to those who will vie for it. My sincerest condolences to whoever wins, because I will be along shortly to recollect what is mine.”
Samoa Joe sustains injury, relinquishes NXT Championship
NXT Champion Samoa Joe revealed Sunday night on Twitter that he has sustained an injury, and is not able to compete at this time. As a result, he is relinquishing the NXT Championship.
Samoa Joe defeated Karrion Kross to win the NXT Championship at last month’s NXT TakeOver 36 PPV.