Recently injured superstar and former Royal Rumble favorite Samoa Joe has been named as one of the members of the NXT: TakeOver Pre-Show panel along with Charly Caruso and Sam Roberts.
Joe was originally scheduled to compete in his first-ever Royal Rumble match this Sunday but injured his foot in a match on RAW with Rhyno. While it was revealed to be his right foot, confirmation of the extent of the injury or a timetable for his return has been mysteriously missing, leading some to believe he will be a surprise entrant in the Royal Rumble match on Sunday.
The injury came at a very inopportune time for the Samoan Submission Machine as Joe was slated to be a part of the Mixed Match Challenge as well as possibly entering into a feud with John Cena, leading to a WrestleMania dream match.
Tags: John Cena, Samoa Joe