As we noted before, there was some speculation that Samoa Joe might make his NXT Debut this Wednesday at NXT Takeover: Unstoppable. It was said that he might replace the injured Hideo Itami in the Triple Threat match which also features Tyler Breeze & Finn Balor.
But Northeast Wrestling issued the following statement:
There are many rumors where Samoa Joe may be going or where he may end up. NEW fans there is one thing for sure – this is not a rumor this is a fact. Samoa Joe returns to Northeast Wrestling as a part of our Wrestling Under the Stars Tour on Saturday, August 1st at Dutchess Stadium in Wappingers Falls, NY and Sunday, August 2nd at a location to be announced next week.
On August 1st he will be joined by Rey Mysterio, Alberto El Patron fka Alberto Del Rio, The Young Bucks, Mickie James, Velvet Sky, NEW Champion Matt Taven, Brian Anthony and many other superstars to be announced. Tickets for this event are on sale now at www.northeastwrestling.com
This could be a sign that Joe is not heading to WWE anytime soon and is actively booking more indy dates for July & August.