As noted earlier this week, United States Champion Samoa Joe missed Monday Night Raw because he was sick with the flu. Joe will be part of the Raw brand going forward because they wanted to move the Intercontinental Title to SmackDown Live and they don’t like to have two secondary titles on the same brand.
Joe is expected to be ready to return this Monday on Raw. He was supposed to be involved in a segment with Braun Strowman last Monday but that was scrapped due to the illness and EC3 was used to fill in time for the scrapped segment.
The word going around at Raw on Monday was that Joe would be defending the United States Championship against Strowman at next month’s Money In The Bank pay-per-view.