SPOTLIGHTED PODCAST ALERT (YOUR ARTICLE BEGINS A FEW INCHES DOWN)...
Samoa Joe has officially relinquished the NXT Championship.
In a post on social media, Joe stated that WWE medical officials asked him to step away from the ring for a “brief, but indeterminate amount of time.” Joe went on to say that the new NXT needed a fighting champion and that he would be vacating the title. Joe wished competitors vying for the title luck, but said he’d “be around shortly to recollect what’s mine.”
— Samoa Joe (@SamoaJoe) September 12, 2021
— WWE (@WWE) September 12, 2021
Joe won the NXT Championship after defeating Karrion Kross at NXT TakeOver 36. He is the first three-time champion in the brand’s history.