Samoa Joe Vacates NXT Title, WWE Panics Over AEW Ratings! (VIDEO)

Andy H. Murray & Adam Wilbourn on Samoa Joe vacating the NXT Title, WWE Raw, AEW & more!

Join WhatCulture's Andy H. Murray and Adam Wilbourn as they bring you Monday's rundown of all the latest wrestling news.

Today's video begins with Samoa Joe, who, according to the man himself, has just been forced to vacate the NXT Championship due to injury (00:22). Whether or not the veteran is legitimately hurt remains to be seen, but it's official: the belt is now without a holder.


We take a brief sojourn over to tonight's episode of Raw after that, covering the real reason WWE moved Bobby Lashley vs. Randy Orton from Extreme Rules 2021 to the red brand (03:04).

Samoa Joe NXT Champion

From there, we pivot back to NXT, as the developmental brand has just been hit by a new wave of behind-the-scenes cuts, leaving the production team operating with a "skeleton crew" (05:42).


Finally, we talk Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson - whom WWE reportedly have major plans for now that he is signed (07:20).

As always, today's news video closes with your Twitter questions.


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WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter, Presenter and Editor. Formerly Bleacher Report. Follow him on Twitter @andyhmurray.