Samoa Joe was released by WWE on April 15, but wasn't out of work too long as he returned to NXT on June 15 to serve as the assistant to William Regal.
Joe being released only to return marked the second straight year WWE has done such a move as Drake Maverick was released by the company in April 2020, but re-signed after taking part in the Interim NXT Cruiserweight Title Tournament.
Wesley Blake, who was released along with Joe on April 15, would be open to a similar return.
"Yes, I'm always willing to work with any company that would like my services and what I bring to the table. A main event type caliber player where I can show the world what I'm capable of and also help the brand out as much as I can as well," said Blake in an interview with Riju Dasgupta of Sportskeeda. "Like I said, if NXT would give me a call back and the deal was right and I like the circumstances of coming back, I would most certainly, definitely, go back to NXT."
if a return to NXT doesn't come to fruition, Blake will have some former running mates alongside him outside of WWE.
Steve Maclin (formerly Steve Cutler) teamed with Blake in the Forgotten Sons and the Knights of the Lone Wolf, but was released in February. He has since signed with IMPACT Wrestling. Buddy Murphy, who was released in June, won the NXT Tag Team Titles with Blake.
Blake is open to a reunion with both men.
"Buddy Murphy is another name that sadly, very talented, got released recently and I mean the opportunities of working back with Buddy would be a lot of fun. The great thing about these opportunities now is that you have Steve Maclin, formerly known as Steve Cutler, he's over at IMPACT. I would always...that's another thing I'd like to do. I think me and him have a lot of unfinished business. Of still being a tag team together," said Blake.
Blake's 90-day non-compete clause is set to expire in July.
In a previous interview, Blake discussed the pitch to reunite with Murphy before his release. You can find his full comments by clicking here.