Samoa Joe is light in the storyline wallet.
WWE is questioning multiple superstars over their possible role in the backstage calamity last Tuesday on SmackDown involving Roman Reigns. While Drew McIntyre and Baron Corbin denied any involvement, Samoa Joe gave a non-answer when greeted by a WWE producer at an airport.
As a result of his actions, WWE "fined" Joe. From WWE:
Samoa Joe has been fined an undisclosed amount by WWE due to his behavior earlier today at Pittsburgh International Airport.
When asked by a WWE producer if he was responsible for the forklift incident that nearly injured Roman Reigns this past Tuesday night on SmackDown LIVE, Joe responded aggressively and knocked the phone out of the producer’s hand.
WWE previously launched an internal investigation and chalked up the incident to a "forklift driver error," though they could not identify the driver. Reigns has chosen to believe it was an accident, though he hopes to get to the bottom of things.
People will speculate, people will talk, but until proven otherwise, I’m considering it an accident. #SDLive— Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) August 4, 2019
Sometimes you want to believe people can’t do what others say they’re able to...I hear y’all, I really do...I’m gonna find out the truth about this “accident.” #SDLive— Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) August 5, 2019
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