Samoa Joe Injured While Filming Commercial, WWE Reportedly Banned Rhea Ripley From Having Tattoos

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Samoa Joe hasn’t been seen on WWE TV since he helped Kevin Owens in his feud against Seth Rollins and AOP a few weeks ago on RAW. Ahead of his return, there were rumors that Joe had been suspended, much like Andrade a few weeks prior, but that obviously wasn’t the case.

Joe will be sidelined for the foreseeable future now though since The Samoan Submission Machine reportedly suffered an injury while filming a WWE commercial recently. According to a report by Pro Wrestling Sheet, Joe was injured as part of a table spot while filming the commercial and is now expected to be on the treatment table for a number of months.

Jow only recently returned to action after breaking his thumb in late 2019, which was when WWE made the decision to put him on commentary while he recovered, this will be a huge blow for the former Champion, who was gearing up for a WrestleMania showdown.

One woman who will definitely be part of WrestleMania 36 in April is NXT Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley, The Australian star will be putting her Championship on the line against Charlotte Flair in Tampa on April 5th, but it appears that even though Ripley is rising through the ranks in WWE she isn’t always able to get her own way.

Rhea recently spoke to TalkSport where she revealed that her dream was to become the most tattooed human ever, but since WWE banned her from having upper body tattoos, she now wears pants so that she can continue to get tattoos from the waist down.

“My dream since being a little girl was to be the most tattooed human ever. I just love tattoos, I don’t know why! I’ve always loved them. But, unfortunately for me, WWE isn’t clearing my upper body [for tattoos] – that’s why I wear pants! I got pants so I wouldn’t have to clear my tattoos because you can’t see them. I’m trying to finish my leg sleeves, then hopefully I can convince people to let me get my arm sleeves and other stuff, but we’ll see how that goes.”