Samoa Joe has been busy defending his ROH World Television Championship but is the former WWE Superstar also discussed if he’s eyeing a potential return to the commentary booth.
Joe faced off against Dalton Castle at last Friday’s ROH event, Death Before Dishonor, putting his World Television Championship on the line against the former ROH World Champion.
But it is Joe’s role in WWE where he spent time working as a commentator that has opened up a discussion on what the future could hold for the former TNA World Heavyweight Champion.
Samoa Joe joined WWE in 2015, staring off as a top name in NXT before moving to Raw in 2017.
After suffering a broken thumb, Joe was given the opportunity to work as a commentator in November 2019.
The ROH Hall of Famer remained on comms until a story involving AOP, brought him back to in-ring action.
Sadly in February 2020 Joe suffered a head injury and spent time away from WWE due to failing a wellness policy. On his return, Joe was given a full time role as a commentator, working on Raw until April 2021.
Joe was a guest on the latest episode of Under The Ring, during which he discussed his current runs in ROH and AEW, plus his plans outside of professional wrestling.
The Three-Time NXT Champion was asked about his time working as a commentator in WWE, sharing how he embraced the opportunity to help showcase his colleagues’ stories.
“I am not a traditionally trained broadcaster, so it was just a lot of listening, on-the-job training, kind of figuring out the lay of the land and how things go.”
“You don’t get much time to do that, especially in WWE. But luckily we had that opportunity and it was fun, it was fun while I did it.”
“To be able to be part of the storytelling for a lot of your contemporaries, who you respect greatly and you want to see them do well. It was a really fun opportunity and I enjoyed it.”
Whilst on commentary duty, Samoa Joe was able to add his voice to WrestleMania 37, and gained plenty of experience should he wish to take up the role in the future.
Chris Jericho and Paul Wight have both been used in commentary for AEW. Under the Ring asked Joe if there is a possibility of Tony Khan asking him to put on a headset any time soon.
“I’ve stopped trying to predict my future as it’s gone so chaotic and crazy.”
“I am just kind of riding the wave.”
Since joining AEW, Samoa Joe has gained success winning the TNT Championship twice and battled with some of the company’s hottest prospects in Darby Allin and Wardlow.
Samoa Joe has also shared what it was like working with CM Punk on AEW Collision, after the pair revisited a long term ROH feud.
Following ROH Death Before Dishonor, Joe will be keeping a watchful eye on who his next opponent will be as he looks to remain a Champion for the foreseeable.
H/t to WrestlingInc