– Dave Meltzer confirmed in this week’s Wrestling Observer newsletter that Samoa Joe’s visit to Orlando last week included a meeting with Triple H. Joe was backstage at the show and he met with Triple H about finalizing a deal. Joe has several independent dates booked next month and is expected to start with WWE in June. The start date, of course, can always change.
– Jim Ross did a 30 man show prior to Mick Foley’s show on Friday night. That was left out of the network special that aired last night although I can see them using that footage for stuff in the future. Meltzer noted that Ross was asked by WWE to come to Orlando to help sell tickets so there would be a larger crowd for Foley’s WWE Network special. Ross has been in talks with WWE about different projects.