is back in NXT, and he’s already making his presence felt.
Joe returned to the black-and-gold brand in stunning fashion Tuesday night, interrupting NXT Champion Karrion Kross and William Regal. Kross was ridiculing the NXT General Manager until being confronted by Joe.
While the former NXT Champion said he couldn’t accept Regal’s offer to take over his duties as General Manager, he was happy to offer his services in a different way: as an assistant who isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty.
We didn’t have to wait long to see how hands-on Joe would be in this new capacity. With an unruly melee breaking out backstage between Kyle O’Reilly and Adam Cole, Joe locked the Coquina Clutch on Cole, putting him to sleep.
Needless to say, Joe’s shocking return to his old stomping grounds lit up the WWE and NXT Universe.
Tick tock indeed.
— Karrion Kross (@WWEKarrionKross)
— Finn Bálor (@FinnBalor)
— Shinsuke Nakamura (@ShinsukeN)
Who would want to provoke?!? Man, I love this place!!!!
— Shawn Michaels (@ShawnMichaels)
— SANTOS ESCOBAR??? (@EscobarWWE)
JOE JOE JOE JOE JOE
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow)
So it wasthat parked in parking spot huh????
— Just Different (@swerveconfident)
One step closer.
— Bronson Reed (@bronsonreedwwe)
Professional wrestling perfection.
— Stu Bennett (@StuBennett)