It was confirmed earlier this week that WWE had handed Samoa Joe a 30-day suspension for violating the company's Wellness Policy, following on from an unusual reporting situation three weeks prior, with WrestleVotes hinting that Joe was about to be suspended, then issuing a full retraction and apology for apparently getting it wrong.
It is noted that as Vince McMahon and sometimes Triple H are generally the only people who know about Wellness Policy violations at the time they go down, it's entirely possible that Joe may have failed his test when WrestleVotes' original report emerged, with the company holding off on announcing it until earlier this week. Meltzer speculates that they may have chosen to do this as Joe is currently concussed and isn't able to wrestle anyway.
Joe's 30-day suspension started on 24 February, meaning he'll be allowed to return to television on the week of WrestleMania 36. there's currently no word on whether or not he'll be involved in that card though he'd need to pass concussion testing to make the show.
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