Samoa Joe Out of Mixed Match Challenge Due to Injury

Samoa Joe vs Brock Lesnar

GETTY SAMOA JOE The two-time NXT champ chokes out Brock Lesnar at Summerslam

He was also the overwhelming victor in a fan vote to establish Bayley's partner for the mixed match challenge; his injury means Bayley will now be paired with Elias for the tournament.

Samoa Joe is facing a spell on the sidelines after injuring his foot in his Monday Night Raw match against Rhyno.

There aren't any further details as of now on what the injury is, nor its severity.

Thus, Elias will be teaming with Bayley for the upcoming series.

"WWE thanks the WWE Universe for voting to pick Bayley's partner for WWE Mixed Match Challenge".

Samoa Joe vs Roman Reigns
GETTY BEATDOWN Samoa Joe pummels Roman Reigns during a match for WWE Live

A lot of people will be very happy with this team-up, as both are considered to be WWE work horses who the fans wanted management to give all the championships to a long, long time ago. His injury comes at a bad time, as he's in the midst of an excellent feud with Roman Reigns.

At this time, there is a tentative return timetable of 4-6 weeks.

It's safe to say the WWE hasn't been accustomed to so many injuries to its main superstars over a short period of time.

Between a strong promo on the latest edition on Monday Night Raw and a scheduled match for the hyped Mixed Match Challenge, things were looking up for the former NXT Champion. He didn't seem injured at all during or after the match, so that's at least a positive sign that his injury may not be serious. We will get an MRI to confirm. I'd like to point out that the news of an injury is more-so speculation.

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