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Samoa Joe has been released by WWE



The latest person to be released by WWE.

Fightful confirmed today that Joe is part of the latest wave of releases. Joe was recently on the panel of coaches at the latest wrestler tryouts along with William Regal and others.

Joe was previously released on April 15, 2021 but brought back in June by Triple H, who was said to be unhappy that the company let him go.

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Joe returned to the ring for a short program with Karrion Kross and then won the NXT Championship before vacating the belt shortly before the NXT 2.0 relaunch. The word going around at the time that Joe was just dropping the belt for storyline reasons but he was never seen on WWE television again.

Dave Meltzer later reported that Joe was re-hired primarily for a non-wrestling role. Joe's release is yet the latest name who was considered to be a Triple H guy.

Here is a photo from just last month showing Joe with Regal at the latest tryouts.