Lost and forgotten in all of the craziness that is the COVID-19 crisis and how it’s affected WWE’s shooting locations and schedule, was the fact that Samoa Joe was suspended for 30 days due to failing a WWE Wellness Policy test. That suspension officially came to an end.
And, technically, he’s done in time to be a part of WrestleMania 36, should WWE want to get him in on the final day of tapings, which is today.
With few potential surprises built into this year’s WrestleMania, Joe’s return could qualify as an unexpected shocker, especially when you consider he’s been all but forgotten about. He isn’t booked for a match at WrestleMania yet, but speculation is that WWE was planning on adding at least two more matches the announced card to get the final count up to 16 matches.
The only real question is his injury status. Before the 30-day suspension was announced on February 25, Joe was sidelined after suffering a reported concussion from taking a bad table dump during a WWE commercial shoot in early February. There’s been no reports from WWE as to how he’s doing with that injury, nor the severity of it.