We noted earlier this week here on WrestlingNewsWorld.com Premium that a top WWE star was pushing for WWE to sign Samoa Joe once TNA's litigation against them was solved. I'm now being told the unnamed top WWE star is in fact WWE Champion CM Punk.
I'm told Punk really wants Joe in WWE but Triple H is turned off by his look. However, Hunter is also believed to be keeping an "open minded." There have been times in the past where WWE asked around about Joe and the Samoans didn't speak highly of him, but they've lost their stroke with Vince over the years and their opinion no longer holds much weight.
As previously noted, it comes down to how long TNA's lawsuit against WWE is going to drag out. Joe is well liked by a few different guys in WWE but it's been Punk that has pitched him recently.