New NXT Champion Samoa Joe has spoken about the possibility of returning to the WWE main roster at some point in the future.
Joe was released by WWE this past April but was signed back to NXT very soon after, and made his in-ring return this past Sunday to beat Karrion Kross for the NXT Title at TakeOver 36.
Speaking with SO CATCH by Hal 2, Joe admitted:
“That’s always in the cards, let’s be honest. Raw and SmackDown and NXT are the three rotating brands in WWE. I think at this point, especially in the last decade, you can say anything can happen. So I think it’s foolish to discount that fact. I think me saying that now would lead to me looking like a fool in a couple of years.”
WWE will be revamping NXT in the coming weeks, and Joe also spoke about what Vince McMahon thinks of NXT, saying:
“I think he perceives it as the future of his company. I think he’s heavily invested in it. You know it’s funny, I read all this stuff that I hear from people. At the same time, he’s probably the biggest proponent of its existence and much of what has happened in it thus far.
“NXT is the future of WWE, and its a big reason why I’m excited to be associated with it. Because I get to delve into the future. I get to work on new things and new projects and new stars in the world. At this point in my career I’m very excited to be involved with it.”
Samoa Joe will be on tonight’s NXT following his title win, and you can find spoilers for the show at this link.
Quotes via Wrestling Inc