It appears Samoa Joe may be suffering from some kind of injury. He appeared at Thursday's WWE NXT live event before the main event and announced that he was not cleared to compete. He then watched the main event from ringside as NXT Champion Shinsuke Nakamura and Tye Dillinger defeated Bobby Roode and Andrade "Cien" Almas.
Joe's last match came on December 13th in Sydney.He teamed with Roode and Samson but lost to Nakamura, Murphy and Dillinger. Correspondents at that show noted that there was a lot of stalling and crowd work with minimal bumps and few high-impact spots. This main event also had some controversy with it as fans were upset that the advertised Fatal 4 Way main event of Nakamura vs. Joe vs. Roode vs. Dillinger was changed to the six-man. Fans booed as soon as the change was announced and there were reports of the match being hijacked by the crowd at times.
There's been no official word on Joe being injured but we will keep you updated on his status.