• Triple H Played A Major Role In Bringing Back Samoa Joe
Last night at NXT TakeOver: In Your House, NXT General Manager William Regal said that a change is needed and he might be stepping down from his position.
According to the Wrestling Observer, Samoa Joe is set to have a Regal-like role in NXT (which would mean that Joe still isn’t cleared for in-ring action, as Fightful’s report stated that WWE Officials want Joe to be a wrestler on NXT):
“I was told today that Samoa Joe was gonna be in a Regal-like role, then all of a sudden Regal’s talking like he’s stepping down, so maybe the Regal-like role is Regal’s role.
But if he’s leaving, based on what I was told, Samoa Joe was definitely the favorite to be the new Commissioner. But Joe is in, and he’s in as a non-wrestler, so I think that tells you that he’s not cleared.
He’s taken a job in NXT and he’s doing something there, and he may be the new authority figure on television, or he may not be. But he’s gonna be behind-the-scenes.”
According to PWInsider, WWE Hall Of Famer Triple H “snatched him back” as soon as he could, as he wants Joe to be on NXT instead of someplace else.
HHH played a big role in getting Joe signed to WWE in 2015, and he once again played a major role in his return to the company, as he sees a lot of value in Joe.
We’ll keep you updated regarding Samoa Joe’s status.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WRESTLING HISTORY (June 14, 1992) – CWA Event (Europe)
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on June 14, 1992, Otto Wanz’s Catch Wrestling Association held an event at the Stadionsporthalle in Hannover, Germany.
This show featured Old School WCW Veterans Steven Regal, Dave Taylor, Rip Rogers & Fit Finlay and Old School WWF Veterans Mantaur & Sniper.
Here’s the card:
Dave Taylor vs. Steve Regal
Franz Schuhmann vs. Rip Rogers
Mile Zrno vs. Jimmy Ocean
Derrick Dukes vs. Buffalo Peterson
Elimination: Bruiser Mastino, Fuji Yamaha & Larry Cameron vs. Eddy Steinblock, Klaus Kauroff & Rambo
Cage: Tony St. Clair vs. Fit Finlay