Reports are starting to hit the Internet claiming that Samoa Joe is WWE bound after his return to Ring of Honor.
I spoke with a source close to the situation early Tuesday morning and was told that Joe has informed ROH officials about an upcoming tryout with WWE. According to the source, WWE will give Joe a look in April.
I’m warned this isn’t one of those situations where Joe going to WWE is a foregone conclusion. WWE is clearly interested but they want to get an up close look before they offer a contract.
Ring of Honor doesn’t expect to have him long. Joe will be making 60% of what Alberto Del Rio has been getting and Del Rio is now scheduled to finish up on April 4, 2015. The March dates featuring Samoa Joe are costing them less than recent shows with Del Rio.
ROH wanted to get Joe announced immediately and push him in the top of the card, given his uncertain status past his confirmed dates.